Imagine you just got your first hit song with a major artist. Being excited would be an understatement, but what comes next? How do you get set up to maximize your earnings and ensure your music is protected? Don’t worry; here are some key gems to help you secure that big payday we know you deserve.
Register with BeatStars Publishing ✅
Instead of waiting for a publishing deal to come your way, you can easily sign up with BeatStars Publishing to collect your music royalties and protect your music. As a music creator, you should register your works to ensure you have the most control over your music rather than leaving it in the hands of a record label. This will give you leverage in the long run.
Master Royalties vs. Composition Royalties 💸
Once your song finally releases, you’ll want to properly register it so you’re earning all the money you’re owed. Before you do that, though, it’s important to understand the difference between master royalties and composition royalties:
- Master Royalties: These refer to the recorded music, meaning what you hear on digital service providers or DSPs (ex: Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL).
- Composition Royalties: These refer to the writers and producers who contributed to creating the song.
Here is a visual to give you a better understanding of how everything works:
For a full breakdown of best practices, watch the video below featuring one of BeatStars’ top producers, KXVI, along with members from our BeatStars Publishing team!