Separate collections, aggregated distributions

ASDACS has agreements with sister societies which have their own distribution rules. Each year the income from these societies is aggregated for our annual distribution.

European systems for collecting broadcast data vary from country to country, and ASDACS complies with a wide range of requirements for research, work confirmation and claim documentation before income is received. Broadcasts of Australian and New Zealand works in foreign languages can often present challenges to our research. Our own data is used to cross-check and verify overseas lists.

Upon receiving this money ASDACS must devise a fair and equitable system of distribution to  individual directors. Where rights have not been allocated at source, a number of factors are involved in determining the amount payable to each eligible director. These factors include the type of program, the length of work and its use.