Introduction to Copyright Agency Service
Copyright Agency Service for Copyrighted Music Work
The Association has been authorized for its trust management service by the ministry of culture, sports and tourism. Also, the Association has declared to conduct the copyright agency service for non-entrusted copyrights music works (2004.07.28) to the ministry of culture, sports and tourism and thereby, the Association now provides the copyright agency service.
Copyright Agency Service of the RIAK
The Association has established the database for about 2 million musical works of about 3,300 companies and provided the copyright agency service for most of musical works of South Korea and overseas. The Association handles the secondary use of the copyrighted music works (including the insertion of the copyrighted music works in the movie/advertisement, production of the compilation album, video clip, game and VCD) in the most precise, effective and cost-reduction manner to protect and enhance the rights and benefits of the recording companies.
Types of Copyright Agency Agreements
1. Insertion of the copyrighted music in the movie : use of the copyrighted music for the commercial and independent film
2. Commercial advertisement :TV/Radio/in-company promotion/company image promotion, etc
3. Compilation album: As a promotion material for an insurance company and a franchise company
4. Others: Video clip, game, VCD, CD attached back on the book
Effects of the Copyright Agency Service of the RIAK
Since the neighboring copyrights of the recording companies can be easily transferred and taken over, it is essential to check the rightful copyright holder. The Association has established the database for about 2 million musical works of about 3,3000 companies to minimize any conflict between copyrights. Moreover, the solid relationship between the Association and its members promises the smooth operation.
Agent Service Fee
Commission rate for the copyright agency service shall be limited to only 15% of the royalties, but it is subject to modification.
※ Inquiry: Music business bureau –Media team –Chung Jung Soo (02-3270-5953), Kim Hyun Ji (02-3270-5954)