Copyright Agency collects licence fees for uses of content that would otherwise require a copyright clearance from a rightsholder.
If you are a rightsholder or creator, and we find works we think you control in our research and data sources, we will send you an email to log into your online account to verify that you can receive a payment for that work.
You need to be a Copyright Agency member to receive a payment.
In addition, to be entitled to receive a payment, you must:
- have been a rightsholder since the work was created (be the first owner of copyright);
- have become a rightsholder by acquiring rights;
- have been appointed by the rightsholder as their agent to collect Copyright Agency payments on their behalf; or
- have been allocated a payment by a foreign collecting society under its distribution policy.
We make payments by electronic funds transfer to members’ bank accounts. We ask members to provide bank details for this purpose.
The best way to update your bank details is via your online account. If you have permission assigned to you from your account's primary contact, you may view and update bank details.
For your security, we send a unique code to a second device of your choice before we allow new details to be saved.