WHAT ARE MUSIC COPYRIGHTS?
You write a song.
The composition automatically inherits a publishing copyright.
You record a song.
The audio product inherits a master copyright.
The use of a third-party to administer a publishing catalogue worldwide, usually for a commission or advance.
HOW DO I COLLECT ROYALTIES?
Performing Rights Organizations (PRO’s)
Societies that collect “public” performance royalties on behalf of songwriters and publishers, which is then disbursed 50/50. In the USA, there are 3 PRO’s sanctioned by U.S. law:
Mechanical Rights Organizations (MRO’s)
Societies that collect “duplication” or mechanical royalties on behalf of publishers. U.S. law dictates a statutory rate of 9.1 cents per duplication and requires a Notice of Intention (NOI) to the publisher of usage.
has direct affiliations with PRO’s and MRO’s in the USA and worldwide.
This efficiently reduces commission rates, eliminates cross-database attribution errors and secures the maximum royalties for your musical copyrights.