RECORDING RIGHTS

Recording rights
The person having recording rights is the person who is a party to and has the benefit of the exclusive recording contract, or to whom the benefit of the contract has been assigned. The person may be an individual or a corporate entity.

Recording rights last the longer of 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the performance took place, or 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the recording was released.

Recording rights give the person entitled to them, the right to object to recording of the whole or a substantial part of a performance, to object to the playing in public of the whole or a substantial part of a performance by means of a recording which has been made without appropriate consent, to object to the importation or use in business of illicit recordings of a performance (i.e. those made without appropriate consent).