The easiest way to think of a publishing deal is to consider it a record deal for songwriters. When a songwriter signs a publishing deal, the publishers handle the so-called “administration” of the music. They go out and seek licensing opportunities for their songwriters, issue licenses for their songwriters’ works, and in some cases, they even get involved in the creative process with the songwriter. In exchange, the publisher collects a portion of the royalties and other income generated by the songs they represent.
Come under the heading of publishing. There are two types of Streaming income:
- Non-interactive Streaming – where listeners play music, without the ability to choose the songs that play next (internet radio) and
- Interactive Streaming – where listeners can choose the songs they wish to hear.
Are paid on a physical or digital copy of a record song. These are normally paid via the Producer or Record label to the Artist. The rate payable is negotiable and varies from country to country.
Are paid to the Performer for a live performance, eg. Concert or radio air play. These are generally collected by performance rights societies, such as the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) or Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), which monitor media for live performances of songs. These groups issue licenses that allow a business to host live performances of all of the songs that they represent, and then they distribute the licensing fees among their songwriter and publisher members depending on how frequently that writer’s/publishers song was used.
Tour Merchandising Royalties
We will work with you and a designer to come up with items to sell on the road. We then arrange to produce those items, handle the sale of the merchandise and pay you a percentage of the proceeds. In some instances, where the Promoter is going to assist with the sales this would generally attract an additional fee which will be deducted from the net. Your proceeds from the sale of merchandise is generally 30% of the gross proceeds.
These are royalties paid by music users for synchronizing music with their visual images based on the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute copyrighted works and to prepare derivative works of copyrighted material.