Percentages’ distribution in a musical work

As of June 1, 2009, there are two different distribution schemes used in the registration of musical works in  EAÜ.

1. Automatic key

  • Is a distribution key automatically applied by EAÜ according to the authors' roles in the work.
Option music (C)  lyrics (A) translation or new lyrics (SA) arrangement (AR) publisher (E)  Condition
1 50 50 - - -  
2 50 33,33 *16,67 - - *Approval of the author of lyrics required
3 33,33 50 - *16,67 -  *Approval of the author of music required
4 33,33 33,33 *16,67 *16,67 -  *Approvals of both the  authors of lyrics and music required
5 33,33 50 - - 16,67 music has been published
6 50 33,33 - - 16,67 lyrics have  been published
7 33,34 33,33 - - 33,33 both music and lyrics have been published

2. Agreed distribution

  • Distribution key that the rightholders have mutually agreed upon, considering each authors' (including publisher's) contribution and other circumstances. However, the publisher's percentage may not exceed what is specified in the automatic key.
  • When registering, a contribution percentage (%) of the work in question must be marked next to the role of each author.
  • The percentages of all the work's authors have to equal 100%.