Need a refresher on how music publishing works?

Music publishing is complicated.

As you read this, hundreds of investment houses are considering buying a music publishing income stream or song copyright. Some of them will be less convinced that they really want what they are buying.

Meanwhile, thousands of music industry students around the world may be asking themselves: “I don’t get it; How do songwriters actually get paid? [this particular element] of music publishing?

And, let’s be honest, millions Those of us currently working in the music business — whether as songwriters or executives — regularly say to ourselves: “I can’t remember how [complicated part of the streaming music publishing royalties landscape] Works. I see the best of it.”

Now, a specialist company in music, Curve Royalty Systems, is introduced royalty 101 – A free, downloadable guide to what the firm hopes will become the music industry’s definitive one-stop information resource on music publishing royalties.

Target? to answer any Question about publishing music from Anyone – No matter how advanced they are in their career.


of curve royalty 101 The platform provides comprehensive information about every aspect of music publishing, divided into eleven simple ‘lessons’.

The areas covered include:

  • ‘What is copyright?’ the basics of;
  • performance royalties;
  • mechanical royalties;
  • online royalties;
  • sinks and other uses;
  • and ‘What does a publishing deal look like?’.

To illustrate these lessons, Curve also provided an (anonymous) example of royalty calculations, taking into account where a songwriter’s work may be played, and what kind of payment they do with their publisher. can deal.


You Can View (and Bookmark) Curve’s Music Publishing Royalties 101 through this link,


Tom Allen, Co-Founder and CEO of Curve Royalty Systems, said: “Knowledge of the various rights within music is an important thing for everyone in this industry to understand, but something that is not taught when most of us Let’s start with our first jobs, and we tie it together as we go.

“Our aim here was to put together a really comprehensive guide to the rights of publication, and how they relate to royalty accounting, and to make it freely available so that everyone can benefit.”

Tom Allen, Curve Royalty Systems

“Our aim here was to put together a really comprehensive guide to the rights of publication, and how they relate to royalty accounting, and to make it freely available so that everyone can benefit.”


Curve Royalty Systems runs royalty processing software that calculates and processes international royalty calculations for industry partners including Domino’s, Mad Descent, Gallo, Outdustry, Epitaph and many more.

The UK-born company has an insider’s view of ‘how royalty works’ on both sides of the Atlantic, launching in the US in 2021.

Curve recently expanded its presence in North America with the hiring of Toronto-based Merry Palmer as Director of North American Sales.

Meanwhile, the company has also expanded its UK business this year, adding ex-Cobalt executive Britt Timmerman as client and sales manager.worldwide music business

Need a refresher on how music publishing works? Curve just launched Royalties 101 to help.

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