You mention you looked in the PRS database? This suggests you are already a PRS member?
(otherwise you wouldn't have a login for the database...)
I contacted PRS using
their online contact form but never heard from them!
Yeah, they're good like that, aren't they?
If the broadcaster is being the "publisher" of the works (and taking 50% of the
royalties) it would've made sense for them to register the works with PRS, otherwise there
won't BE any royalties lol... but if they haven't, or won't (perhaps check with them, to
avoid duplicate registrations?) you're perfectly entitled to register them yourself as you
also have an interest in them.
Details of how to submit a usage claim would
best be discussed and chased with PRS...
Soundmouse are an "audio
fingerprinting" service, who maintain a library database of recordings, and then take an
audio stream of broadcasters' output, and their computer system can automatically analyse
it for matches and produce a log of recordings broadcast.
Both PRS and PPL
are, I gather, currently in the process of trialling the use of Soundmouse to analyse
usage on radio and TV, rather than relying on broadcasters sending them in cue sheets and
Obviously this only works if your recordings are in Soundmouse's library,
otherwise their computer can't match them.
I've been trying for some months
to get my stuff on Soundmouse's database, they are apparently maybe giving me a beta
account to use...
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