Soca sensation Rupee (born Rupert Clarke) is no stranger to the stage. His budding musical talents were showcased from an early age with his success in talent contests.
All licence fees received by COSCAP in respect of performing rights are placed into 4 pools for distribution:
Since COSCAP is a non-profit company, royalties are distributed after deduction of the organisation's administration expenses. COSCAP distributes royalties to its members and to regional and international affiliated organisations.
The royalties from the broadcasting pool are allocated on the basis of samples. This is because given the amount of money paid by the broadcasters based on the amount of data to be analysed, it would not be cost effective in terms of time nor money to analyse all of the programme logs. Revenue from live events is paid directly to COSCAP’s members and affiliated societies on the basis of play lists collected at each event. Revenue collected from the general pool is distributed on a pro rata basis to the amounts distributed from the broadcast pool. However, with the acquisition of a digital monitoring system, COSCAP is increasingly distributing royalties on the basis of a census instead of samples.