How do we get information about music being played in commercials?
Koda always asks to receive reports of music that is played in public – which includes music featured in commercials. In reality, however, it is not always possible for Koda’s customers to provide this information, and within the field of commercials, it can be difficult to obtain information about the music used. Therefore, it may be a good idea for you to notify us when your music has been used in a commercial.
Commercials on TV
Koda receives broadcaster logs from the tv stations or from Nielsen, for all commercials aired on tv, which we distribute royalties for. Broadcaster logs contain information about commercials, products, airtime and channels. In addition, we receive information from the tv stations or other partners about the music that is used in the commercials.
However, we do not receive information about music in all commercials. For this reason, we have an advertising module on My Koda, where you can add an audio file to your work list, which means that it will automatically be recognized in a commercial when broadcasted on TV. You can also add additional information about the commercial to your work (e.x Adkodes or similar). This will make it easier for us to catch and verify possible matches.
You will find a guide to the module here
We encourage you to upload your audio file as soon as possible, even if the commercial has not aired yet. If it has already been aired, you can also upload the audio file afterwards, but then we would like to receive additional information about the commercial from you. It can be adkodes, broadcast logs, or the like.
Commercials for radio, cinemas and online
Koda does not collect reports regarding commercials for radio, cinemas and online. Collecting such reports would be neither practically feasible nor financially viable: the resources required to obtain fully accurate information would outweigh the benefits. However, if you have provided music for commercials played on the radio or in cinema, you are welcome to send us information about the relevant commercials, including where and when they have been broadcast/screened. We will then investigate whether the relevant reporting can be obtained and make the distributions due to you.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us by writing an e-mail to [email protected]
How Koda carries out distributions for commercials
Distributions for all commercials are made using 50% of the current rate for mechanical performance within the relevant distribution area.
You can see when distributions are made in our distribution schedule