FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Collected remuneration is distributed among rightholders in accordance with the Distribution Rules which are democratically approved by rightholders themselves through the vote of the General Assembly. The main principle of distribution is based on the number of seconds used according to the playlists, which radio and TV stations (broadcasters) are obliged to provide to INTERGRAM. Remuneration for such use is distributed among the rightholders depending on how many times their recordings were played. INTERGRAM also has playlists from some operators of public performances. Where playlists are not available (e.g. from shops and restaurants which play music), remuneration is distributed on a pro-rata basis according to the broadcasting data. In addition to the principle mentioned above, the Distribution Rules contain other measures for the distributions, such as numbers of carriers sold, remuneration for the creation of the performance, etc. If an operator plays music from the radio or CDs, remuneration is distributed according to the radio data, if the TV is on in a shop, then TV broadcasting data will apply. In cases where such collection of remuneration is made for performing artists and producers together, the remuneration is divided 50:50 between performing artists and producers.
By entering into a contract of representation, performing artists/producers authorize INTERGFRAM to administer their economic rights to use performances/fixations fixed in any audio, visual or audio-visual fixation, either within the territory of the Czech Republic or globally to the extent of international treaties concluded with INTERGRAM.
Each member and/or each represented or a collective administrator may make a written complaint to INTERGRAM, in particular, in relation to the authorization to exercise collective administration, termination of such authorization, termination of collective administration agreements, or in relation to the revocation of administration of some rights only, the conditions of membership, the collection of remuneration, withholdings and distribution of income form the exercise of rights.
INTERGRAM is obliged to deal with a complaint which was duly made in writing (including by e-mail) without undue delay. If the complaint is refused, INTERGRAM must specify reasons for which the complaint was not upheld.
Claims may be applied only for the period of previous three years in compliance with the generally applicable legislation on limitation periods.
If a performing artist dies, remuneration may be sent to his/her heirs who prove the inheritance of rights after a deceased artist by submitting a Decision on the Settlement and Distribution of the Decedent´s Estate and who enter into a contract of representation of inherited rights with INTERGRAM.
CAN I AS A PERFORMING ARTIST OR PRODUCER REPRESENTED BY INTERGRAM DISSEMINATE MY OWN RECORDINGS WITHOUT ANY RESTRICTIONS?
Entering into a contract with INTERGRAM does not affect the possibility to use your recordings (i.e. to place your recordings on your website, to release CDs with your own recordings, etc.). As a rightholder you may grant authorization to exercise rights and/or categories of rights and/or types of objects of protection if the use is not for the purposes of pursuing direct or indirect economic or business benefits, even if you fully authorized INTERGRAM to administer such right and/or category of rights and/or types of objects of protection. However, you are obliged to inform INTERGRAM in advance of any such authorization granted by you. This shall not affect collectively administered rights or rights administered within extended collective administration.