Territory Rights

What are territory rights?

Territory rights indicate the country or region where you have the rights to sell your content. You can only sell your content in the countries/regions where you have In Effect contracts and have indicated you have the rights to sell that content. You can make changes to your territory rights at any time on iTunes Connect in My Movies, My Music, My TV Shows, and My Music Videos.

How do I get contracts for other territories?

You can request contracts in Agreements, Tax, and Banking on iTunes Connect. In the Request Contracts section at the top of the page, click "Request" next to the contract associated with the territories you would like to sell your titles in and follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure to provide Banking and Tax information for the contracts you’ve entered into, as required.

If I have not accepted every agreement, can I still set the territory rights to Worldwide?

Yes. If you do, in fact, have worldwide rights, we recommend that you set the territory rights to Worldwide. As soon as each contract is moved In Effect, your titles will appear in that region. Of course, if your rights are more limited, you should indicate that in your territory rights selection when you deliver titles through iTunes Producer.

How can I tell which territories are ready to sell content?

You can check the status of your contract(s) in Agreements, Tax, and Banking. Contracts for territories in which you are cleared to sell content will appear in the "Contracts In Effect" section near the bottom of the page.

In addition to a completed contract, your titles also need to have the rights and clearances for the respective territory. To view the rights selected for your titles you can obtain a report from Catalog Reports or look up your content in My Music to view or add territory rights.

What is an ABN and do I need one?

ABN stands for Australian Business Number. We ask for an ABN on the Australia/New Zealand contract, however, it is only required for labels located in Australia. You can find more information about the ABN at this web site: https://www.abr.gov.au/ABR_BC/.