Jingle royalty payments begin with your registration and audio upload. We take it from there.
Timely registration and audio upload of your jingle in the Writer Portal is vital for us to collect and distribute royalties to you. We use the registration and accompanying audio to monitor the use of your jingle.
The audio upload is quickly done direct in the Writer Portal, no more OPUS.
For more information on what is considered a jingle, how music use is reported to us, and when you need to self-report non-metro broadcast jingle use, please read our Jingle FAQs.
How long does it take to get paid?
To allow processing in the next available quarterly distribution, please ensure to submit your jingle registrations and audio upload no later than one month after the end of the quarter the broadcast occurred.
For example, a jingle broadcast in Quarter Two (that is, April - June broadcasts):
- Your jingle must be registered with audio uploaded by 30 June 2023
- Jingle works fingerprinted by MRT (music recognition technology) partner
- Jingles run through music recognition process
- Reporting provided to APRA AMCOS and processed
- Royalties will be paid for the next domestic royalty distribution in August 2023 (P2307).
For a jingle broadcast in Quarter Three (that is, July - September broadcasts), your audio should be uploaded 31 October 2023. And so on.
Of course, if you have audio and the works registration available sooner than that, please upload to us as soon as you can.
Upload your audio-only original music
For jingle registrations, please upload the original music only audio file used in the ad.
This file will provide enough detail to identify the work, even in the context of a jingle with voiceover, dialogue and sound effects.
If you do not possess the music only audio file, you will need to upload all versions of that ad, including those with alternative voiceovers, dialogue and sound effects.
Consolidate work titles
Consolidate work titles when possible, particularly where audio is shared across campaigns. This avoids any duplication or matching issues. Rather than having multiple versions of a work, you can condense them down into one if the audio file remains the same.
Monitoring the use of your jingle
Uploaded audio files are then added the database of our MRT service, and matching data is provided to us to distribute quarterly royalty payments.