This month, sees the launch of the IMRO App. The IMRO App provides for improved on-the-go access to IMRO’s business tools for songwriters, composers and copyright owners.
The app is available for the most popular iOS and Android smartphones and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes and Google Play stores.
The new mobile app makes registering your gig and set lists on-the-go, efficient and easy.
IMRO App Explained
Royalties due from the Tours and Residencies scheme are paid out 4 times a year – in April, July, October and December.
Members are encouraged to submit gigs on an ongoing basis. As a general rule, live returns should be submitted by the following deadlines:
|Performances Period||Submission Type||Submission Deadline|
|January – March||App/Online submissions only||Mid-May|
|April – June||App/Online submissions only||Mid-August|
|July – September||App/Online submissions only||Mid-October|
|October – December||App/Online submissions only||Mid-February|
Step 1: Register Works
First, ensure your works are registered with IMRO.
Step 2: Create New Gig/ Copy Gig/ Edit Gig:
Provide the gig details (venue, date etc.) and a set list of works played during the gig via the IMRO app.
Step 3: Confirm and Submit
Tick the box on the statement that confirms your gig submission details are accurate and submit your gig
Please note: Previously registered set lists from the website’s members area are NOT accessible on the IMRO App. However, once you have created a gig, you can copy this gig which will carry over the set list you previously submitted through the app, so you don’t need to start from scratch again.
During the gig submission process, you can create your set list. Please note that you will be unable to add your songs to a set list if they have not already been registered with IMRO via the member’s portal. Songs that are currently unregistered by you can be registered here.
Yes. During the gig submission process, you will be able to list any cover songs you have performed, thus ensuring that the original composer of the work will receive all relevant royalties. Cover songs are not registered with IMRO, therefore you must enter song details (title, composers, performers), manually.
No. You can copy a previously submitted gig and use it as a template. Whats-more you can edit the setlist information within the gig template to suit your current performance submission, without having to start from scratch.
No. Only one member of the band should submit gig notifications and set lists to IMRO, as the submission(s) will only be processed once.
If you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Distribution Team through the IMRO Help Desk.
There should be very few scenarios where this might happen but if the venue is unavailable on Google Maps, there is an option to enter the venue details below it under ‘Unlisted Venue’. Please ensure that you provide us with a full address, including post codes where applicable.
Note: For gigs in the UK and Northern Ireland it is vital that you provide the correct post code for all venues in which you performed.
It is very important to notify us of all your foreign gigs on an ongoing basis, so that we can notify the relevant society in the country where you have performed and thereby collect the royalty’s due to you.
If you manage more than one account, you can switch between accounts within the app. From the homepage, click on the menu at the top left-hand side of the screen, then click ‘My Account’. You will be able to switch between your accounts from here.
Pending – Your gig submission has been submitted via the IMRO App.
In Progress – We have received your gig submission and are working on it.
Non-Republic of Ireland Event – We have notified our affiliate societies of your international performance and are waiting for their feedback.
Rejected – Your live performance is not eligible for royalty distribution by IMRO.
Invoiced Live Event – Invoiced Live Events are gigs and concerts where a specific invoice has been raised for the event. On these occasions, IMRO will ring-fence the royalties collected for distribution across the actual set-lists used at the event. IMRO collects set-lists from music promoters, members and sister societies. Once the set-list has been received and the invoice has been paid, IMRO distributes these royalties within a month.
Paid – A royalty distribution has been made for your live performance.
Processed Gigs – Live performances submitted through the Member’s Area on the IMRO Website before April 2018 (i.e. prior to the app launch), are classified as processed gigs. All live performances submitted thereafter will carry one of the following statuses: Pending, In Progress, Non-Republic of Ireland Event, Rejected, Invoiced Live Event or Paid.