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What are the Types of Music Royalties?

Being a musician is not as simple as writing a song, recording an album, selling it, and getting money from your sales. It’s vital that you understand what kinds of royalty streams are out there as an independent musician trying…

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…

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 the independent artist who writes his/her 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,…

How to Get Your Music in Stores, Restaurants, Hotels & More

Symphonic Distribution has worked to develop a licensing program that is valuable to artists of all musical genres and covers all ends of the licensing spectrum. Therefore, on top of our sync licensing offerings, it is no surprise that we…

YouTube Monetization LIVE!

We are thrilled to announce that access has now been granted to Symphonic Distribution for us to be able to monetize and create finger prints of audiovisual content. This access, granted to YouTube partners approved within YouTube’s waiting list, enables…

Label Statistics Launched!

Symphonic Distribution is excited to announce the launching of “Label Statistics” to be available via the Royalty Portal of Symphonic Distribution. This feature, (available to record labels on Beatport.com only) is currently in BETA and will be able to display…