So, you wrote and/or produced a song. You recorded it, mastered it and you distributed it to music retailers and streaming services via Symphonic Distribution or any other digital distributor out there. Here’s what you need to know: If you haven’t registered yourself as a songwriter with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO), and if you don’t have a publishing administrator to collect mechanical royalties and the publisher’s share of your royalties, you’re missing out on money. It comes into play especially for independent artists who are doing well overseas (outside of the U.S.) due to some international copyright law differences (that we’ll touch on later).
Articles in this section
- About Our Publishing Administration Service
- Info about our partner: Songtrust
- Registering Songs
- Working with PROs under our service
- Is my record label my publisher?
- Publishing Administration Terminology
- Publishing Administrator vs. Publisher
- Publishing Administration vs. Copyrighting
- Master Recording vs. Musical Composition
- Publisher vs. Songwriter