Copyright Administration

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.

PUBLISHING COPYRIGHT

+

MASTER COPYRIGHT

= Ownership 

Publishing Administration: 

The use of a third-party to administer a publishing catalogue worldwide, usually for a commission or advance.


HOW DO I COLLECT ROYALTIES?

PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES

MECHANICAL ROYALTIES

SYNCHRONIZATION 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.

 

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