Neighbouring Rights

For musicians
and master owners

Neighbouring rights collections have become more important than ever, and are currently one of the music industry’s fastest-growing revenue streams. Worldwide collections are increasing year on year and it is safe to say this growth will continue over the forthcoming years. Neighbouring rights are the rights of master owners and performers in relation to commercially released sound recordings.

Neighbouring Rights


let us do the
'dirty work'

  • GMR joins peermusic
  • Claims and dispute management
  • Retroactive collections
  • Full statements and transparency
  • Online client portal
  • Check global airplay lists
  • Dedicated personal service
  • Collaboration GMR & IFPI Sweden

Our mission is to ensure that rights owners receive the royalties they are entitled to. Our services help our clients to manage their catalogues and maximize their earnings. By taking care of all of the administration relating to our clients’ neighbouring rights, we enable them to focus on their core business while we get on with the ‘dirty work’. We work for a predetermined commission rate, based on a percentage of the royalties collected.

GMR joins peermusic

In a historic partnership, peermusic, Premier Muzik, All Right Music and Global Master Rights announced October 7, 2020 that the companies are joining forces to form the global independent leader in neighbouring rights. Global Master Rights & peermusic’s neighbouring rights client roster will be made up of the combined clients of the acquired companies, encompassing over 300+ record labels and 2500+ performers. Among those clients are major artists including Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, DJ Snake, Metallica, Jacques Brel, Jean-Michel Jarre, Leonard Bernstein, Megan Thee Stallion, Finneas, Lady A, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Panic! At The Disco, Migos, and David Guetta, to name a few.
“While our service offering is expanding, our commitment remains the same. Global Master Rights will continue to offer the same dedicated service and transparency that we are known for. I’m excited for the value this pernership will bring our clients.” said Erik Veerman & Paul Smelt, co-founders and CEO’s of Global Master Rights.

Claims and dispute management

We actively monitor and resolve all issues and/or disputes in the event of any tracks being claimed by other parties. Once revenues have been received, we diligently analyze all payments, statements and invoices to make sure nothing is missed.

Retroactive collections

Depending on each individual society’s expiration period, repertoire needs to be claimed within a specific timeframe. We have developed a customized analysis tool for detecting any missing income for our clients’ repertoire. This allows us to collect any accumulated income on a retroactive basis and ensure that no revenues are lost.

Full statements and transparency

We believe that transparency is a cornerstone of any successful business relationship. We are clear, upfront and honest about our company fees so that there are no hidden costs. Our clients have easy access to clear and comprehensible specifications, which include all costs, VAT and the amounts received.

Online client portal

We offer our clients a modern online platform that contains a simple and efficient overview of the whole repertoire and the collections made. The platform includes a customized dashboard, track specifications, dispute information, airplay analyses and much more.

Check global airplay lists

Global Master Rights has developed an intelligent tracking system, which is used to scan performance data from various countries around the world. Using this tool, we can proactively identify our clients’ repertoire and make sure that all income is properly collected.

Dedicated personal service

We’re experienced, we’re flexible and we’re fast. We are convinced that achieving optimal results comes down to knowledge, reliability and dedication. We aim to build up long-term relationships with our clients and to provide a high level of personal service.

Collaboration GMR & IFPI Sweden

Global Master Rights is proud to announce our agreement with IFPI Sweden; it’s the first time a non-profit master rights organisation has assigned a neighbouring rights agency to assist in registering copyrights and collecting international income on behalf of its rights holders. Thanks to the collaboration with GMR, IFPI Sweden will significantly expand the number of countries available for collection to its rights holders who opt-in to the service as well as streamline the administration of copyright on behalf of selected master owners. IFPI Sweden will remain the primary representative for its rightsholders while Global Master Rights will be responsible for specific parts of the process, including the registration and claiming of recordings and resolution of disputes where these arise, the receipt of income and related communication to and from the overseas Collective Management Organisations (CMO’s).


We know everything there is to know about the neighbouring rights business

We are a team of people with a great passion for music. We are familiar with every aspect of this business, all the way from the registration of repertoire to the analysis of payment specifications. In order to achieve optimal results, we work directly with all the neighbouring rights societies. Our professional know-how and extensive international network help us to deliver the very best service to our clients.

– Global Master Rights –


Paul Smelt

Erik Veerman

Sonja Koeman

Repertoire & Claims

Michelle Kartoredjo

Office Manager

Joost van Rooden

Repertoire & Claims

Matt Leaver

Operations Manager

Tara ten Dam

Client Coordinator

Djinder Verduyn Lunel

Repertoire & Claims

Erin Wybenga

Repertoire & Claims