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Royalties:
How musicians MAKE money

 

Royalties can be an important revenue stream for musicians.
But let’s face it, they’re also pretty confusing

Turn your passion for music into a lucrative career.

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Whether you’re distributing your music through a record label or putting songs on Spotify and Apple Music, royalties will be one of your main sources of income. 

However, if you’ve even dipped your toe in the water, you’ll know that the topic of music royalties isn’t as clear-cut as it seems on the surface. In fact, it can be a downright headache to get to grips with the different types of royalties out there.

As an artist, your music is your business – and royalties are a crucial part of that business. It’s essential to wrap your head around the system as early as possible and figure out what strategy offers the best return for your hard work.

DON’T PANIC – WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU DO JUST THAT.

Music royalties explained

Together with Sam Padbidri, WHABBY! Music’s consulting lawyer, we’ve created the ultimate guide on everything you need to know to music royalties. As a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and record-label owner, Sam’s been in the trenches – and he divulges some valuable tips that every indie artist should know about generating an income through music royalties.

In this eBook, we take you through:

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A rundown on what music royalties are

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The different types of royalties that artists receive, from performance royalties to mechanical royalties

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Who owns the rights for different parts of the music

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A dedicated section on streaming royalties, including what to expect and how to build a strategy

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How royalties are divided between bandmates, artist managers, record labels, and distributors

We’ve also included a breakdown of payouts per stream for the most popular digital music platforms out there, as well as the typical cuts that managers, labels, and distributors take.

Ready to monetize your music?

At the end of the day, if you want to make money as a musician, you have to understand how royalties work. With our eBook, you’ll have all the information you need to set up a music distribution strategy that pays off — literally.

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This eBook is part of our series exploring the legal side of the music industry. Be sure to check out our other eBooks:

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