Distribution – Schedule & Process

Audio distributions quarterly. Music video distributions annually. Take a look at the distribution schedule below for PPI members this year.

Audio Distribution Schedule

2015 Q4 Week Ending 27/05/2016
2016 Q1 Week Ending 15/07/2016
2016 Q2 Week Ending 07/10/2016
2016 Q3 Week Ending 16/12/2016
2016 Q4 Week Ending 26/05/2017

Video Distribution Schedule


Video Distributions are in May each year, for the preceding year.


Where does your money come from?

For Audio (airplay based) distributions, the Licensed Music User (bar, restaurant, shop, radio station etc.) pays PPI, this goes into the audio pot (less operation costs), then you follow ‘The Distribution Process’ diagram below.

Music video is based on actual video usage and income from the TV station.

The Distribution Process

Distributions are subject to membership of PPI and ownership of the necessary rights (ownership or exclusive licensee to sound recordings, Public Performance & Broadcasting Rights in the Republic of Ireland).

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