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June 2020

June 2020

Koda’s June distribution took place on 18 June and includes revenues generated from music use on a wide range of radio and TV channels in March and parts of April. You can find details on the specific distribution areas in Koda’s distribution schedule 

Please note that this distribution includes the final settlements for 2019 for TV and Radio as well as distributions for music used in commercials on a number of TV channels in 2019. It also includes annual distributions for subsidised concerts, Viaplay and local radio.

You can read more about the individual areas below. 

Concerts and background music

As far as concerts are concerned, each distribution includes all concerts where the required reporting has been fully processed and where Koda has received all the necessary information from the concert promoter (such as details on the ticket revenues generated per concert). This June distribution includes all fully processed concerts held up until COVID-19 shutdown measures were introduced in Denmark on 11 March 2020. The final distribution for concerts will be made in August. Moreover, the June 2020 distribution also includes distributions for subsidised concerts held in 2019. Read more about subsidised concerts

As far as background music is concerned, the distribution covers a range of background sections reporting for Q4 2019. Specifically, these sections are: Music at Gyms, Clothes Shops, Supermarkets, and Cafés/Restaurants/Bars. It also comprises distributions for the section Other Retail, covering the second half of 2019. 

TV and Radio

The June 2020 distributions covers all music used in March and parts of April 2020 on TV and radio channels for which Koda carries out monthly distributions. It also includes a quarterly distribution for Q1 2020 for TV3, as well as annual distributions for all music use in 2019 on Greenlandic and Faroese TV (KNR / Kringvarp Føroya) and local radio. 

Final distributions for 2019 now ready in June

The June 2020 distribution includes final distributions for 2019 for most monthly paid areas within TV and Radio, meaning that the final distribution takes place sooner than ever; in the past, these final distributions would typically take place in September or December. This is another positive outcome of Koda’s transition to faster distributions in 2019, which generally means that the primary distributions are fully processed and concluded at an earlier stage, enabling us to calculate the final settlements and distributions to be made within each area sooner. You can read more about final distributions in the infobox to the right. 

Streaming and download

The distribution includes music services that are streamed and downloaded. At present, services such as Spotify, Yousee Musik and Apple Music are not included in our monthly distributions, but are distributed quarterly instead. For details on the various services and distribution periods, see our distribution schedule 

As far as VOD is concerned, the June 2020 distribution includes a quarterly distribution for Netflix as well as the annual payout for 2019 for Viaplay. Distributions are made separately for Viaplay’s subscription service (Viaplay subscription) and their movie rental portal (Viaplay Filmleje).

The distributions also covers DR On Demand for all of 2019. 

Distribution for music in commercials

The June distribution covers music used in commercials on a number of TV channels that are uplinked from the UK, meaning that they are managed by the English society PRS. Because these channels show commercials targeted specifically at the Danish market, Koda has entered into an agreement with PRS, stating that Koda will handle the processing and distributions associated with these commercials. 

The distributions cover commercials shown in 2019 on the following TV channels:

  • MTV
  • TV3 +
  • TV3 PULS
  • National Geografic Channel
  • TNT Reklamer
  • Cartoon Network
  • Boomerang
  • Eurosport1
  • Paramount

Koda does not have information on all the music used in every commercial featured on these channels, which means that the distribution may not cover the full range of commercials broadcast. We therefore encourage composers who write music for commercials to submit additional music information (including the relevant media plans or clock codes); such information will help us improve our basis for making distributions within this field. 


Koda regularly distributes the amounts received from our various affiliates for the use of Koda members’ music abroad. Our distributions are governed by the distribution rates and speeds of these affiliates, which may differ from one area to the next.

Ahead of this distribution, Koda received a quarterly settlement from the Japanese collective rights management society JASRAC, which means that the June 2020 distribution includes revenues generated by the use of Koda members’ works in Japan. 


The June distribution includes physical releases and synchronisation from NCB. It also includes a distribution from YouTube USA. You can read more about the NCB distribution in the NCB newsletter here


What are final distributions?

Koda’s monthly distributions are made on an ongoing basis based on a preliminary estimated minute value. When the year is up and the annual financial report has been approved, we draw up a final annual settlement plan that follows up any deviations from the estimated values.

If it turns out that sufficient amounts remain undistributed within a given area, that amount will be distributed as a supplement to the previous distributions made regarding the given year. The final distribution is made to the works and rightsholders that received funds during the first round of distributions and will be based on the same data as the original distribution.