September 2018

The September distribution was transferred to Koda members on 19 September 2018

Music played during Q1 2018

The September distribution covers performances in Q1 of 2018 within all areas for which Koda makes quarterly distributions. For a full list of these areas, please see the distribution schedule.

Changes to the distribution plan

A number of changes applying to radio and TV have taken effect as of 2018, affecting performances in 2018. This is the first time that these changes will be apparent in connection with a distribution. The changes have been introduced out of a desire to ensure that the parameters behind our calculations are in keeping with our current times and objectively unambiguous, and to assist our ambition to pay out your money faster on a regular basis. The changes taking effect as of this distribution mean that those objectives have been met. Adopted by the Koda Board of Directors, the changes are described in greater detail in the sections on radio and TV below. 

Online: quarterly and annual distributions

The September distribution includes the largest accumulated distribution made for online content all year. It includes video-on-demand and streaming services for which distributions are made annually as well as those that are distributed quarterly. It also includes annual distributions for all performances on the interactive digital TV services Start Over and Catch Up in 2017.

First performances in 2017

The distribution includes the annual distribution for first performances, covering all of 2017. For more, see ‘Other areas’.

Other areas

The September distribution also differs from the other regular distributors by including final distributions for radio for 2017, compensation for local sub-publishing in 2017 and blank audio and video media for 2017. You can read more about these items under ‘Other areas’.

You can find more detailed information about all areas here:

Televison

Distribution for Q1 2018

The September distribution includes distributions for music used during the first three months of 2018 on:

  • All DR TV channels
  • TV2's nationwide TV channels in Denmark. 

The following changes apply to performances on DR TV and TV2 in 2018:

  • No reductions are imposed for theme tunes, jingles and background themes for competitions any more. These are now assigned the same value as other mechanical performances.
  • No distinction is made between live and mechanical performances any more. In future, the same value per minute per channel applies to all performances, regardless of whether the music is performed live or not.

Previously, performances made between 18.00 and 23.59 were worth twice as much as performances made outside this time frame. The new changes have introduced the following ratios between the distribution value of the piece and the time frame during which the music was played.

 

 

Time Value
00.00 - 14.59 1
15.00 - 19.29 2
19.30-22.29 6
22.30-23.59 2

 

 

  • Reductions for station ID, station sound design, trailers and similar remain unchanged. These reductions concern performances that were not created exclusively for one particular programme and which primarily appear outside the scope of actual programming. The distribution value remains unchanged at 10% of the value per minute for the TV channel in question.
  • Reductions for music in commercials still apply. The distribution value remains unchanged at 50% of the value per minute for the TV channel in question
Radio
Distribution for Q1 2018

The following changes apply to performances on DR radio in 2018: 

  • No reductions are imposed for theme tunes, jingles and background themes for competitions any more. These are now assigned the same value as other mechanical performances.
  • A distinction is still made between live and mechanical performances, but performances are only remunerated as live performances if they appear in DR’s own productions and concert broadcasts. This definition of ‘live’ will apply to all DR radio channels.

The ration between the ‘day’ and ‘night’ value per minute remains unchanged at 2:1, but this ratio now also applies to DR’s DAB channels.

  • Reductions for station ID, station sound design, trailers and similar remain unchanged. These reductions concern performances that were not created exclusively for one particular programme and which primarily appear outside the scope of actual programming. The distribution value remains unchanged at 10% of the value per minute for the TV channel in question
DR radio, commercial radio stations and Faroese radio

The distribution covers music played during Q1 2018 on:

DR radio channels
  • P1
  • P2
  • P3
  • P4
  • DAB channels
All commercial radio stations
  • The Voice
  • Radio 100
  • My Rock
  • Nova
  • A number of miscellaneous commercial radio stations
Other radio
  • Radio 24syv
  • Kringvarp (Faroese radio channel) – the distribution for Kringvarp includes Q1 2018 as well as Q4 2017 (which was not included in the June distribution for technical reasons).

The September distribution also includes a final settlement for radio in 2017.

Online: Video-on-demand (VOD)
VOD services with quarterly distributions

The September distribution includes payment for use of music in films and series on Netflix in Q4 2017. It also covers Q1 2018 for TV2 Play.  

Viaplay 2017

The September distribution includes distribution for music used on the VOD service Viaplay throughout all of 2017. This includes the subscription service, which accounts for most of the consumption, but also film rentals handled via the Viaplay film rental portal. The two types of consumption are licensed and paid out separately.  

YouSee VOD 2017

The September distribution includes distributions for YouSee VOD in 2017. Most of the distribution is generated by film rentals via YouSee’s platform Blockbuster, while a small fraction is generated by the subscription service Youbio, where users receive unlimited access to a selection of films and series in exchange for monthly payments. The two types of consumption are licensed and paid out separately. 

Filmstriben and Filmcentralen 2017

The September distribution includes distributions for music featured in films and series streamed from Filmstriben in 2017. Filmstriben is a Danish VOD service where users who have personal access codes for the Danish library services get access to a large selection of film shorts, documentaries and feature films.

It also includes distributions for all 2017 plays on Filmcentralen, which is the Danish Film Institute’s VOD service for film shorts and documentary films.  

Other VOD 2017

The September distribution includes ‘Other VOD’, which comprises revenues from a range of different VOD services such as Stofa, Aller Media, Waoo and Telia VOD. All of these services are digital film rental portals that allow users to rent films and TV series. In order to keep administration costs low, the distribution is based on data from Yousee Filmleje (Blockbuster), which is deemed to be statistically representative in terms of film content and consumer demand.

Online: Streaming and download services
Online: Streaming and download services

The September distribution covers the following streaming and download services and periods:

  • Spotify: March – May 2018
  • YouSee Musik: March – June 2018
  • Tidal: October 2017 – January 2018
  • iTunes Download: October – December 2017
  • Beat (professional music solution for commercial use): January – March 2018
  • YouTube: January – March 2018
Apple Music og Spotify

Koda will make its first distribution pertaining to the streaming service Apple Music in an upcoming distribution. The distribution for Apple Music has been delayed due to unresolved issues associated with the reporting format. When made, the distribution will cover performances in 2015–2017.

The distribution for Spotify January–February 2018 will follow at a later date due to technical issues relating to invoicing.

Online: Other areas
Digital TV services – Start Over and Catch Up

The distribution covers digital services offered by TV distributors (such as YouSee and Stofa) that give end-users the opportunity to start a given broadcast over (Start Over – Start Forfra) or watch  on demand at some later point (Catch Up). The Catch Up service covers Sidste Døgn (Last 24 Hours), which provides access to broadcasts for up to 24 hours after they were shown on flow TV, as well as DR Arkiv, which enables users to view programmes made by DR for up to 30 days after the programme was broadcast on TV.  

The distributions for digital TV services are made on the basis of the number of views of each programme, meaning that they accurately reflect the end-users’ actual consumption. 

Web radio 2017

The September distribution includes distributions for plays on Radio Play in 2017. Radio Play is a web radio service provided by Bauer Media that allows users to stream many different customised web radio channels. On Radio Play, all FM broadcasts aired by Bauer Media are broadcast simultaneously on the web radio. These plays are included in the primary distributions for the FM channels. This means that only those channels that are unique to the web are included in the distribution for Radio Play. 

The reporting provided by Radio Play also forms the basis for distributions of revenues from smaller web radios for which Koda does not process any reporting.

Instore radio 2017

The September distribution covers music used on in-store radio channels in 2017. This includes consumption via the services Mood Media, My Instore Radio and Auditive Network, which supply music solutions aimed at specific businesses. The distribution reflects the actual consumption, i.e. the number of plays per track.

Websites 2017

This distribution also includes music used on websites (including apps, podcasts, etc.) in 2017. The distribution is based on the reports submitted to Koda from a range of website clients and from members who have alerted us to use of their music.

Koda does not collect and process reports on all website agreements. 

Concert

Distributions for concerts in Q1 2018

The “Concerts” area comprises distributions for all quarterly distributed concert areas for Q1 2018. You can find a list of the areas included here.

Major Live concerts, Q2 2018

Major Live concerts are concerts that generate ticket sales in excess of one million DKK. Distributions for these concerts are made three months sooner than those of other concerts, which means that this distribution includes Major Live concerts held in Q2 2018.

Other concerts – distribution plan

The distributions made for the first concerts in 2018 marks the end of a five-year transition period during which the minimum distributions made for concerts from 2014 have gradually been adapted to match the actual payment made by the concert promotor.

As part of the transitional scheme, the distribution of Koda’s revenues generated from concerts where no reporting is submitted has undergone a harmonisation which means that all reported concerts receive the amounts collected in a linear, directly proportionate manner without submitting specific programme reporting.

This means that the Koda Board of Director’s decision to greatly simplify concert-related distributions has been fully implemented

 

Abroad

The September distribution includes approximately 27 million kroner received from affiliates abroad. Approximately 11,500 members receive funds, distributed out across some 100,000 works. The funds were received from more than sixty different countries, with the most important being Finland (25 %), Germany (18 %) and Sweden (15 %). Most of the revenues were generated by performances on TV (54 %), followed by Radio (13 %) and Concert (11 %).

Below you will find a list showing the top five countries from which Koda pays out the largest distributions. The information in the parentheses indicates the areas accounting for the greatest relative shares of the revenues generated. 

  1. Finland (TV, electric/Mechanical, concert)
  2. Germany (TV, concert, radio)
  3. Sweden (TV, streaming on-demand, radio)
  4. Great Britain (TV, on-demand, radio)
  5. Norway (TV, radio, streaming on-demand) 

Koda makes no deductions for administrating revenues generated abroad. The full amount received from abroad is paid out to Koda members.

 

More about distributions from abroad

 

 

Other areas
First performance awards 2017

The September distribution includes first performance awards for 2017. First performance awards are given to works performed for the first time in Denmark, Greenland or on the Faeroe Islands. Only performances of music on nationwide TV, radio and in concerts qualify for first performance awards.

Compensation for local sub-publishing 2017

For Koda’s publisher members, the September distribution includes the so-called “compensation for local sub-publishing”.

In the case of many foreign television and radio channels, Koda sends the revenue generated by cable broadcasts onwards for distribution by other collecting societies abroad, specifically to those who already carry out distributions for music use on those channels. However, when these foreign societies make their distributions, no distribution is made to the local sub-publishing companies who hold shares in the rights to the relevant music in Denmark. To compensate for this, Koda sets aside a small part of the revenue generated by the cable broadcasts as compensation, distributing those funds among the sub-publishers in direct proportion to their revenues from sub-published shares within the fields of radio and TV in the most recent calendar year.

Please note that this compensation is aimed specifically at the sub-publisher, which means that it does not concern either the authors or the original publisher.

If you have any questions pertaining to this special area, you are welcome to contact Andreas Nielsen at arn@koda.dk

Bland audio and video media 2017

The September distribution includes distributions for blank audio and video media for 2017 (blank tape levies). Koda receives and distributes levies on sales of blank tapes (audio and video media) as compensation for the unlawful copying of rightsholders’ music. The levies are received from Copydan, which collects them from manufacturers.

Distribution of shares returned from collecting societies abroad

The September distribution includes distributions of shares returned from collecting societies abroad. These are funds which have, due to errors in the rightsholder documentation available, been erroneously distributed 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.