How can I find my labels in myPPL?
If you are unsure which of your labels are registered with PPL please login to your myPPL account to check.
Once logged in:
• Click on the ‘My Accounts’
• Click on your Rightsholder account
• Scroll the section titled ‘Portal accounts (Label owner)’
Where should the LC be displayed on products?
In order for the LC to be reported, it is essential that it is displayed on all products.
As the LC is the only identification method used to allocate revenue in Germany, you must display the code on products where all the rights in the sound recordings are held by you.
It is essential that the label name and LC are printed clearly and legibly on the CD, MC, LP, etc. The LC symbol looks like this:
It should measure 15×6 mm and, if possible, be placed in the upper right-hand quarter of the cover/booklet or imprinted directly on the CD. The symbol should also be printed on record sleeves and CD inlays.
LCs should be included in the metadata of digital products, allowing the correct reporting of music usage. We have also been informed that the German organisation GVL are in talks with digital retailers (such as iTunes) as to how to embed digital audio files with the corresponding LC.
You should also include your LC when sending press kits to broadcasters and in any email correspondence (if sending your recordings via email) and also ensure that your distribution company is aware of the code.
In certain instances, radio stations and GVL will have to research online in order to find the correct LC for recordings that have been reported without them (or if there is any error in the initial reporting). For this reason, where possible the LC should be included on your companies’ website and on music resource sites such as Discogs.com, Wikipedia, etc.
Codes can also be put on to audio-visual media products (videos) which do not exceed a playing time of ten minutes. In these cases PPL can collect for the underlying sound recording within the video.