From January 1, 2024, Gramex is representing a broader repertoire – including the US repertoire – that was previously unprotected when used in shops/restaurants, TV and FM radio.
This is a result of a ruling by the EU Court of Justice (known as the RAAP decision), which Denmark is obligated to adhere to. Consequently, the Danish Ministry of Culture has amended the nation’s regulations, thereby altering the operational guidelines for Gramex.
As an international agent, CMO or producer, what do you need to do to ensure the remuneration for this now protected repertoire? How does it affect the payments from Gramex? And which countries are protected, in addition to USA?
What to do?
According to the new rules, the rights holders are entitled, from January 1, 2024, to receive remuneration for airplay on Danish radio and TV of a broader repertoire, such as the US repertoire.
This will be reflected in next year’s played recordings lists, which we therefore expect will be somewhat longer than normally.
If you have any questions regarding the new rules or what to do, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
How does it affect the payments?
It’s too early to say. Gramex is actively negotiating new agreements with our customers, who from January 1, 2024, will have to pay more for the additional repertoire and will be gradually phased into the higher prices over the coming years.
The goal is to ensure full payment for the rights holders – and thus make the pie correspondingly larger as more rights holders share it.
Which countries are now protected?
From January 1, 2024, published sound recordings from all countries that are signatories to the Rome Convention and/or the WPPT are protected under the Danish Copyright Act.
What new rules?
From January 1, 2024, Gramex is collecting payment for repertoire that we have not previously charged for. This is because we are required to represent sound recordings from, among others, the United States, alongside the repertoire we already represent.
Why is that? Find out here:
Gramex will keep you up to date on the latest news and guidelines regarding the new rules from 2024 on our website here: