What sources of income come from music publishing?
The five most common forms of income that result from music publishing are:
- Mechanical Royalties: Every time a musical composition is reproduced (on vinyl, CD, MP3, etc).
- Performance Royalties: Every time a song is performed in “public”.
- Synchronization Licenses: When a recording is used as the soundtrack for a TV show, commercial, video game, presentation, YouTube video, etc.
- Sampling Licenses: When a portion of a sound recording is used by another artist for that artist’s work.
- Sheet Music Print Rights: Whenever a composition is duplicated in print form.