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What are Neighboring Rights? Why are they important?

Neighboring Rights refer to the right to publicly perform or broadcast a sound recording. They are called neighboring rights because they are said to be “related to” performance rights in the field of music publishing, or the right to publicly…

Three Different Ways to Earn Royalties From Your Music

Are you getting the most revenue out of your music as possible? Even if you’re collecting general royalties on streams from Spotify, Apple Music and the like, chances are you are still missing out on making more money. But, how?…

Typical Music Rights And Royalties For Creative Licensing

Music rights and royalties are structured different than many other types of creative licensing. Music royalties, licenses and copyrights work to assure creative profits get distributed to the correct persons, but royalties are not all the same. Generally, copyright royalties…

Increase Your Royalty Earnings With This One Easy Step

Last year, SoundExchange distributed a record-breaking $884 million in digital performance royalties to the 130,000+ artists registered on its platform. Despite that impressive figure, additional millions went undistributed simply because the artists due these royalties have not taken the easy,…

How to Collect Spotify Royalties

Ever wonder how artists are able to make money through Spotify? Are you confident that 100% of your royalties is being collected? Well, here’s a transparent breakdown of how it works!  Let’s dissect terms like “royalties” and “performance rights organizations”:…

Sirius XM Integrated!

Symphonic Distribution is proud to announce a new partnership with Sirius XM. This partnership will enable Symphonic Distribution to receive royalties directly from Sirius XM in the event that any music of our clients is played via the popular radio…

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 their compositions, sound recordings, live performances, and overall brand. To focus…

How Can I Increase My Chances of Earning Royalties from my PRO?

In our article “What Kinds of Royalties Are Involved in Music Publishing,” we discussed one of the two main types of music publishing royalties: Performance Royalties. As you already know, as a songwriter, you collect your performance royalties directly from…

What are Mechanical Royalties in Music?

Mechanical royalties are an absolutely vital source of income for independent artists who write their own songs. What are mechanical royalties? Mechanical royalties are earned per-unit when a song is sold on a “mechanically reproduced” physical medium (think vinyl, physical…