If you notice a different closing balance than expected in a given statement period, it may be attributable to previously unclaimed or unmatched royalties from digital music services.
There are multiple ways in which such income (which is sometimes called “breakage”) may be generated, including the unrecouped portion of an advance, payments for use of music that are not directly related to end user usage and legal settlements with digital music services.
AWAL calculates and distributes these earnings to members on a proportional basis. Once these types of payments are accounted to us, they will then show up on your statements as an adjustment. For example, “DSP Settlement & Advance Breakage”.
The share paid out to each AWAL member is determined by AWAL on a case by case basis and takes into account factors such as the digital service the income is received from, dates that the revenue relate to, and the member’s share of relevant income during that same period.
To ensure you receive timely payment of this credit adjustment, we encourage you to check out our Bank Details Guide to make sure your bank information is up to date on your AWAL account.
If you have any questions about these adjustments or your royalties, please get in touch with us via the Contact Us page on your Portal.