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What are Neighboring Rights?

“Neighboring rights,” sometimes called “related rights,” is a term in copyright law used to describe the rights of performers and master recording owners (record labels). Neighboring rights refer to the right to publicly perform, or broadcast, a sound recording. The…

Forgotten Revenue Streams for Musicians & Record Labels

Being a musician in today’s music industry not only requires musical talent, but also a quick-thinking and creative mindset. There are many ways that musicians can earn money from exploiting their compositions, sound recordings, live performances, and brand. To solely…

What Kinds of Royalties Are Involved in Music Publishing?

So you know there are $$ royalties $$ associated with publishing. But just what kind of royalties are there involved in publishing, and which ones does Symphonic Publishing Administration collect? And how can you know if you’re earning those royalties…