Published to News on Feb 28, 2018
The times, they are changing. After 4 years of working with a system in which we advised producers to not sell their rights, we are going to make some changes. A recent poll among our own producers has shown that 91% of them won’t mind selling their publishing rights – if this will lead to a larger revenue from their sold tracks.
First of all, we would like to point out that we do not recommend it nor advocate against selling your publishing rights. Now the market has changed, we will go along with it. Our new policy offers the option that, you, as a producer, can either hold on to your publishing rights or you can sell them with your track.
Another major change is that for the first time in 4 years there’s a change in the prices you may ask for your tracks. They used to be € 275, € 375, € 475, etc. Now this will be € 299, € 349, € 399, € 449, etc. You can check all the details in our Label Fee Schedule.
If you decide that you want to stay the owner of your publishing rights, it’s important that you set your account to be P.R.O. affiliated, and name the P.R.O. (Performing Rights Organization) that applies to you. You can find most of them here. Also you need to include your IPI number.
Again, we stress that we don’t recommend or advocate against selling your publishing rights, but it’s important to realize that, if the majority of our producers chooses to sell their rights and you don’t, this might affect your sales.
To help you along we’ve included a list of major P.R.O.’s by country, as well as links to their website. There you will be able to find more details about performing rights and how to contact them for additional information.
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