The main objective of the International Performers Database (IPD) is to identify individual performers in audio recordings and audio-visual works. The…
SCAPR has among its strategic objectives the global development of reciprocity. SCAPR members collect royalties for the usage of sound…
The main objective of the International Performers Database (IPD) is to identify individual performers in sound recordings and audio-visual works and to which CMOs as well as what kind of mandate they have granted to them to collect on their behalves. The starting point to identify each performer comes from the legal mandate the performer has assigned to his collective management organizations (CMOs). With such databases, assigning one unique identifier per performer (IPN), all SCAPR CMOs can exchange between them on a reliable way, simplifying and improving the matching algorithms and the proper identification of the rights holder, as well as in other databases and information systems linked to IPD. IPD is available for CMOs administering performers’ rights in the audio or audio-visual field.
IPD membership is based on criteria as outlined in the SCAPR Statutes.
SCAPR has among its strategic objectives the global development of reciprocity. SCAPR members collect royalties for the usage of sound recordings and audio-visual works in their respective territories. These royalties are distributed to Performers and Producers (for certain members) domestically by each member society, and internationally through agreements signed between them. The VRDB system provides a centralized system to enable members to more efficiently and accurately identify recordings and works and exchange the Performers’ information necessary to properly run distributions locally. VRDB maximizes the flow of royalties exchanged between the member societies of SCAPR.
Some of the benefits to members using VRDB include:
- Reduce the workload by increasing automation
- Obtain and sharing information early
- Standardize processes
- Agree to a common format
- Increase transparency
- Increase participations
- Increase exchange of revenue cross border
- Reduce costs for rights holders
- Support the development of performance rights management
- A common means of clustering recordings or works together which appear to be duplicates of each other
- A central source of accessible repertoire data – global repertoire will be stored and maintained centrally in one place which allows data to be submitted, queried, processed, and extracted for the benefit of all members
- A single version of a recording or a work – a recording or a work will be de-duplicated across countries
- A scalable technical solution – the cross border payments solution is be built upon a scalable technology platform which supports future data volumes and processing requirements globally
- Commonality of matching algorithms and validation – ensuring all participants match usage information/play lists in a similar manner to create commonality of results
- A central repository for usage information/play lists
- Support standardised timing and synchronisation of processes