Music Publishing Administration Tool Facilitates Quicker Royalty Collecting for Songwriters
New York, NY, October 30, 2013
TuneCore, the premier provider of digital music distribution, announced today a major enhancement to its Music Publishing Administration Service with the launch of a new tool that provides songwriters unprecedented insights into the composition registration process, along with actionable feedback. The tool will facilitate quicker registrations and more efficient royalty collection by TuneCore from over 60 countries.
“Successful end-to-end composition registration and royalty collection is dependent upon a multi-step, coordinated process involving the songwriter, publishing administrator, digital music stores and local collection societies in over 60 countries. TuneCore has simplified the royalty collecting process with a web-based portal that is virtually paperless and is available to all songwriters worldwide,” says Jamie Purpora, President of Music Publishing Administration. Purpora continues, “With the launch of Composition Manager, we’ve created even more efficiencies by giving songwriters a tool to quickly see and resolve any registration issues like missing splits or disputes, which expedites TuneCore’s ability to collect royalties due to songwriters.”
Another potential revenue earning opportunity for our songwriters is the recently launched TuneCore Sync and Master Licensing Database. The invite-only website is a valuable source for the industry’s top Music Supervisors to find new music for their film, TV, video game and other commercial-use projects. In addition to negotiating the most favorable rights and ensuring compositions are licensed legally, TuneCore Music Publishing Administration in-house Creative is in daily contact with buyers across all media to actively pitch TuneCore administered compositions based on the buyers’ current needs. TuneCore administered compositions are already featured in a range of projects, including: “Merrild Coffee” commercial, ESPN promotion spots, FOX Sports MLB promotion spots, FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” ABC Family’s “The Vineyard” and 20th Century Fox film “Epic.”
Artists using both TuneCore Music Publishing Administration and Music Distribution services fully maximize their revenue and get these three benefits. First, the distribution sales activity creates an audit trail, which TuneCore uses to verify that the correct royalties are being paid. Second, the compositions are available in the TuneCore Sync and Master Licensing Database for potential commercial use. Lastly, the royalty earnings and sales revenue are put in an artist’s individual account for a holistic view of all their earnings collected by TuneCore.
TuneCore is the premiere digital music distributor with one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. TuneCore Music Distribution, for an annual flat fee, provides an effective, affordable solution for artists, labels and managers to distribute to iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Google Play and other major download and streaming sites and enables artists to keep 100% of their sales revenue and all of their rights. TuneCore Artists, who range from newcomers to high-profile performers, have earned over $330 million on over 4 billion downloads and streams and shared their successes within the artist community. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration licenses and registers songwriters’ compositions and collects royalties worldwide. The in-house Creative Team and the Sync & Master Licensing Database provide Music Supervisors access to TuneCore Artists’ music for placements in TV, Film, Commercials and Video Games.