Copyright term for sound recordings increases from 50 to 70 years today

New rules introduced today will see recorded performers and musicians benefit from an extended length of copyright term in the UK.

Sound recordings and performers rights in sound recordings have increased from 50 to 70 years - an EU directive approved in 2011 that is implemented today by the UK Government.

After 50 years following publication of their sound recordings, performers and musicians will also benefit from some additional new measures including:

* A "session fund" paying many performers  (such as ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start your 4 week Free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.

Sign up for your free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music in print and 24/7 online. With both the print and digital edition you will be able to enjoy the whole Premium experience of a subscription to Music Week - absolutely free.

Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...