MUSIC PUBLISHING
GLOSSARY

Neighboring Rights

Neighboring rights are known as the rights that performers (e.g. musicians) and makers (e.g. record companies) have in the performance of their sound recordings. It's called a neighboring right because it is similar to but not exactly like a copyright. By comparison, the rights that Songtrust administers are known as copyrights, and they include the performance rights that songwriters, composers, authors and music publishers have in their works.

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