The registration cut-off for the PPCA’s annual distribution is approaching! What does this mean? Well, if you are an Australian recording artist whose music is being broadcast or publicly performed, or you hold the copyright in recordings that are receiving airplay, then you may be able to share in licence fees collected by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA).

Featured Australian recording artists may be able to share in licence fees collected by PPCA under the Artist Direct Distribution Scheme. But it’s essential that you register with PPCA before 31 August 2015 to be eligible for this year’s distribution.

Each year, PPCA distributes the licence income collected, less administration expenses, to registered Australian recording artists and sound recording copyright owners (usually record labels). At the end of 2014, PPCA distributed $32.8M to its registered artists and labels.

If you have released a recording within the past year and have not lodged your artist registrations, then any income that may have been earned for that release will be paid to your record label. Record labels do not notify the PPCA of artist releases or registrations – this is the artist’s responsibility.

Want to know more or register? Head to the official site.