December 2018

The December distribution was transferred to Koda members on 4 December 2018.

Music played during Q2 of 2018

The December distribution covers performances in Q2 of 2018 within all areas for which Koda makes quarterly distributions. For a list of these areas, please see the:

Semi-annual distributions, new commercials and final distributions for TV

The December distribution includes distributions for a range of TV channels where distributions are now made every six months. The distribution for the first six months of 2018 covers TV channels such as Discovery Network Denmark’s channels, TV2 Regioner and DK4.

Regrettably, we have been forced to postpose distributions for the first six months of 2018 for TV3 due to omissions in the reports received.

The December distribution also includes a new distribution for commercials featured on a range of TV channels uplinked from Britain and final distributions covering several TV channels where distributions are made quarterly.

Distributions for Bauer Media’s radio channels temporarily on hold

Koda’s agreement with Bauer Media, which owns the largest commercial radio channels in Denmark, has expired, and negotiations for renewing the agreement are in full swing.

Bauer Media wanted price levels far below the ones currently in place, and Koda has rejected this proposal. Sadly, this means that Koda must stop its distributions for music played on Bauer Media’s radio channels until the parties reach an agreement on what Bauer Media should pay for the music.

You can find more details on all areas here:

TV
Distribution for Q2 2018

The December distribution includes distributions for music used in Q2 of 2018 on:

  • All DR-operated TV channels
  • TV2's nationwide TV channels. 

For a list of the specific channels included, see Koda’s distribution schedule

Distribution for the first six months of  2018

The December distribution includes distributions for music used during the first six months of 2018 on the following TV channels:

  • TV2 Regioner
  • Discovery Danmark
  • Animal Planet
  • TLC
  • ID
  • Kanal 4
  • Kanal 5
  • 6eren
  • DK 4
Distributions for the first six months of 2018 postponed for  TV3

Sadly, we have had to postpone the distribution for music used on TV3 due to significant shortcomings in the reporting received from TV3. Work is currently being done to acquire a new and complete set of data, so we hope to be able to include the channel in our next distribution in March.

New distributions for commercials on a range of TV channels

The December distribution includes distributions for commercials shown on a range of TV channels that are uplinked from Britain, meaning that collection is handled by the British society PRS. Giving that the channels show commercials targeted at the Danish market, Koda has entered into an agreement with PRS, ensuring that Koda will handle the processing and distribution concerning these commercials.

This is very valuable news for the composers contributing to these commercials as Koda now makes distributions on a much more accurate data basis than before. Koda makes distributions  on the basis of all commercials shown on each channel, and reporting from other Danish TV channels means that we have excellent data coverage as far as the music content is concerned. Hence, Koda can ensure that the royalties collected within this field are distributed to those who actually wrote the music.

The distribution covers the period 2016–17. The list below shows the channels included each year.

2016:

  • MTV
  • TV3 +
  • TV3 PULS

2017:

  • MTV
  • TV3 +
  • TV3 PULS
  • National Geographic Channel
  • National Geographic People
  • TNT Reklamer
Final distributions – TV

The December distribution contains final supplementary distributions from a range of areas within the field of TV.

Final distributions are sometimes made for areas where distributions are made quarterly. This is because quarterly distributions are made on the basis of preliminary estimated minute values. Once the distribution year is over and the annual report has been approved, we prepare a final settlement for the year which takes into account any deviations in the actual values compared to the estimated ones. If it turns out that any major amounts are left outstanding within a given area, those funds are distributed as a supplement to the distributions previously made within the year. The final distributions are made on the basis of the data on the works included in the original basis for distributions.

The channels accounting for the largest amounts due for final supplementary distributions are TV2 Nationwide, DR1 and TV2 Zulu. 

Uptown Xmas TV

The December distribution includes distributions covering the nationwide TV channel Uptown Xmas TV, which broadcasts music videos featuring Christmas music from mid-November throughout December. The distribution also includes previous years, covering the period 2012 to 2017.

 

Radio
Quarterly distribution for 2018

The December distribution includes distributions for music played in Q2 2018 on DR radio, commercial radio stations and Faroese radio. 

DR radio channels
  • P1
  • P2
  • P3
  • P4
  • DAB channels
Other radio channels
  • Several smaller commercial radio stations
  • Radio 24Syv
  • Kringvarp (Faroese radio channel) Q2 2018
Distributions for Bauer Media’s radio channels temporarily on hold

Koda’s agreement with Bauer Media, which owns the largest commercial radio channels in Denmark, has expired, and negotiations for renewing the agreement are in full swing.

Bauer Media wanted price levels far below the ones currently in place, and Koda has rejected this proposal. Sadly, this means that Koda must stop its distributions for music played on Bauer Media’s radio channels until the parties reach an agreement on what Bauer Media should pay for the music.

The channels affected are:

  • Nova FM
  • The Voice
  • Radio 100
  • Pop FM
  • My Rock
  • Radio Soft

At this point in time, it is impossible to say how long these negotiations will last. Koda’s firm ambition is to enter into the best possible agreement on behalf of Koda’s members – even if this means that the negotiations must go on for longer.

First distribution for Ekstra Bladet’s DAB-radio

Distributions are now made for Ekstra Bladet Radio, which was introduced as a DAB channel on DAB+ in October 2017. The distribution covers the entire period from Q4 2017 until Q2 2018. In future, distributions will be made quarterly for Ekstra Bladet Radio, just like all other FM and DAB formats for which quarterly distributions are made.

Online
Video on demand

Within the field of VOD, the December distribution includes quarterly distributions for Netflix (Q1 2017) and TV2 Play (Q2 2018).

Streaming and download services

The December distribution includes the following streaming and download services and periods:

  • Spotify: January–February 2018 and June–July 2018*
  • YouSee Musik: July–August 2018
  • YouTube: Q2 2018
  • Tidal: February-March 2018
  • iTunes Download: January–June 2018
  • Apple Music: Q4 2017 – Q2 2018.
  • Beat (instore music solution): Q2 2018

*Distributions for the period March–May 2018 were made as part of the September distribution, whereas distributions for January and February 2018 were postponed for technical reasons.

Online background

The December distribution includes ‘Online Background’ music use in 2017. This covers revenues collected from small-scale digital services (such as websites) where it would not be feasible for Koda to collect and process full reports.

Distributions for these services are based on reports from similar, representative online content areas.

Concert
Distribution for concerts for Q2 2018

The December distribution includes distributions for Q2 2018 for all concert areas where distributions are made quarterly. You can find a list of all the areas included here

Festivals set in Q2 2018: NorthSide, Tinderbox og Copenhell

The December distribution includes distributions for a range of Denmark’s largest music festivals, held in Q2 2018. These include NorthSide, Tinderbox and Copenhell, all of which were held in June.

Distribution for major concerts from Q3 2018

Distributions for large concerts, generating ticket revenues of more than DKK one million, are now made faster than standard quarterly distributions. Koda has introduced a new, more efficient method for handling such concerns, which means that we can now carry out distributions in the quarter following the one in which the concert was held.

As a result, we are able to carry out distributions for concerts in Q3 2018 now.

Abroad

The December distribution includes DKK 11.4 million received from abroad. These funds are distributed to a total of 8,800 Koda members, covering a total of 75,000 works.

The Top 5 countries contributing to the December distribution are:

  1. Norway (20 %). Mainly Concert and TV
  2. France (16 %) Mainly TV
  3. Finland (14 %) Mainly TV, Streaming on-demand and Radio
  4. Sweden (13 %) Mainly Streaming on-demand and Concert
  5. Italy (10 %) Mainly Streaming on demand, Concert and TV 

In total, the main contributing factors to the December distribution are TV (39 %), Concert (23 %) and Streaming on-demand (15 %).

Koda makes no deductions for administration costs in revenues from abroad. The full amount received from abroad is distributed to our members.

Distributions from Germany

As has previously been addressed in your distribution notifications, the German society GEMA has withheld 16 per cent of the total distribution due from them. The cause of this is an unresolved tax matter involving the German tax authorities.

The matter remains unresolved, so the situation has not changed. Koda will distribute the 84 per cent received from GEMA. The remaining 16 per cent will be distributed when and if the tax matter is resolved to the Koda members’ advantage.

Other areas
Compensation for local sub-publishing – Digital  TV services 2015–2017

This December, Koda’s publisher members receive distributions covering what is known as ‘compensation for local sub-publishing’. This distribution covers revenues generated by digital TV services, including Start Over and Catch Up, which makes it different from the compensation for local sub-publishing generated by revenues from TV distribution; the latter was covered by the September distribution.

The revenues that Koda receives for the use of music on digital TV services also includes distributions from channels abroad which Koda sends on to affiliates abroad. When the relevant societies abroad make their distributions, they make no distributions to those local sub-publishers who own parts of the rights to the music on Danish territory.

To compensate for this, Koda sets aside a small part of the revenue generated, distributing those funds among the sub-publishers on the basis of all sub-published shares pertaining to Start Over and Catch Up within the given year (2015, 2016 or 2017). As this involves digital use, distribution is also made to cover mechanical rights. The split between performance rights and mechanical rights is 75/25.

Please note that this distribution is a compensation made specifically to the sub-publishers. It does not affect or concern the authors or the original publishers. 

If you have any questions about this particular subject, feel free to contact Andreas Nielsen at arn@koda.dk

Compensation for sub-publishing – Norway

Like Koda, the Norwegian collective rights management society Tono sets aside funds for compensation for local sub-publishers before sending the revenues generated from foreign TV channels in cable TV bundles onwards to affiliates abroad.

Because several of Koda’s publisher members hold sub-publisher shares in Norway, those Koda publishers are entitled to part of the funds set aside by Tono. Following a lengthy dialogue with Tono, Koda has now received compensation from Tono, and the funds are ready for distribution. Received as a lump sum, Koda distributes these funds on the basis of data on sub-publishing shares found in Norwegian distributions abroad from 2017. 

Distribution of shares returned from societies abroad

The December distribution includes distributions of shares returned from societies abroad. Due to errors in the documentation of rightsholders, these shares were initially paid out to the wrong societies abroad and subsequently returned to Koda in accordance with established practice.

The returned shares have been reviewed and corrected by Koda, and are now distributed in accordance with the correct rightsholder documentation.  

Film in education 2017 – postponed until March

We regret to announce that the distribution covering ‘Film in education’ 2017 will be postponed until March. The delay is caused by errors in the statistics received from Center For Undervisning. Koda has now received new statistics, which will be processed in time for the distribution to be made in March.

Distribution from NCB

The December distribution also includes distribution for offline and old online content via NCB. For more about the NCB distribution, see NCBs newsletter.