Music Week Special Report: Neighbouring rights

Mark Sutherland

In the days when the music business was awash with cash, it usually treated neighbouring rights income as you might treat finding loose change down the back of the sofa: a nice bonus, sure, but neither here nor there in the great scheme of things.

In the years of recorded music business decline since the turn of the millennium, however, that money – public performance revenue generated for labels and performers by the use of sound recordings by broadcasters and ...

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