Q: Do some countries pay more than others?
A: Yes, and it is dependent on the reciprocal society’s pool of payments. Some societies pay per song, and some pay per set. Ask us if you would like to know about a specific country.
Q: I am playing Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, and Fuji Rock. Won’t the promoters be required to submit this information?
A: Generally, festivals provide this information to their country’s society. However, it would not be the first time that a band on a multi-day, jam-packed bill inadvertently gets left off of the reporting. Cover yourself – submit a report!
Q: Should I save any evidence?
A: Absolutely. Information that you need to have is:
- Venue address
- Capacity /number of attendees
- Set list
- Registered works
- Time of day you performed
- Venue or promoter contact
You can also save your setlists, screengrab a Facebook event listing, save a festival bill, keep the sign on your dressing room, grab a drink coaster from the pub you played. Supporting evidence is great to have.
CLASSICAL PERFORMANCES: You must, must, must get a copy of a program for the event. This is a requirement of ASCAP as well as other European societies.
Q: Should I submit cover songs if I played any?
A: Yes, it saves time in the overall claim. Please make note of the original writer in brackets next to song title in your report. You are doing the right thing and ensuring another songwriter gets paid. Karma and all that.
Q: What else do I need to know?
A: Hopefully, we have covered the key points. But, please, connect with us on email [email protected], live chat, or call us on 1800 642 634 to discuss in greater detail.