The money you earn from distribution doesn’t include songwriter royalties. If you don’t have a publishing deal, your songs are generating royalties that you aren’t collecting. When you’re a TuneCore Music Publishing Administration client, we’ll collect your worldwide songwriter royalties from over 60 countries. Maximize your full royalty potential with TuneCore Music Distribution and TuneCore Music Publishing Administration.
SESAC, ASCAP, and BMI collect performance royalties. We work with them to collect those—plus mechanicals and many other types of royalties. We partner with societies to help you collect more songwriter royalties.
Collecting royalties yourself is a time-consuming task. Let TuneCore do it for you.
one-time fee to join. We’ll take 10% of your royalties as you earn them. (20% commission for any licenses that we secure through our efforts)
plus some yearly fees to register with all of the PROs and mechanical societies we’re already affiliated with.
to register your songs everywhere. We also show you the registration status of your songs, so you find out quickly if there are any rights conflicts.
You’ll need that time to establish your identity and build accounts through dozens of societies.
and we’ll keep adding more. We collect your royalties in Yen, Euro, and Pounds and pay you in dollars.
It’s not trivial to establish and maintain relationships with dozens of societies who may not speak your language or pay in your currency.
We’ll pay you on up to 13 different royalty streams. We’ll look for royalties in places you’ve never thought of.
Societies don’t just start paying you cash, you’ll need to invest time to dig for royalties and know where to look.
You didn’t become a musician to be an expert in copyright and foreign exchange. Let TuneCore do the heavy lifting so you can get back to writing.
The escalating number of cable channels and new TV shows has increased the demand for music.
When you sign-up for TuneCore Music Publishing Administration and add your compositions, the compositions you distribute through TuneCore will be included in our invite-only Synchronization & Master Licensing Database. This exclusive, online Database is available only to Music Supervisors and allows them to listen to the recordings of your compositions. We make it easy for Music Supervisors to find your music, allowing them to search by keyword, genre, iTunes sales rank at TuneCore, song title, writer, and artist. These search parameters give Music Supervisors the freedom to find any composition within our Database that suits their needs and request a license for the use—from there, our in-house licensing department handles all negotiations and licensing on your behalf.Learn More
Worldwide Registration and Royalty Collection
TuneCore globally registers a songwriter’s compositions with the societies and digital stores in over 60 countries and collects royalties for all revenue types relating to your compositions.
In-House Licensing & Creative Team
If you distribute through TuneCore, your compositions are included in our Sync & Master Licensing Database that is available exclusively to Music Supervisors. Music Supervisors search for music via the database to use in their projects. Sync licensing and negotiations are handled in-house for film & TV uses, mechanicals, print, and more.
Maximum YouTube Monetization
TuneCore and INDMUSIC, YouTube’s largest independent music network, will help you earn the most money from your YouTube views. We monetize both your composition and sound recording for maximum YouTube earnings potential. Keep 90% of all royalties earned from your composition and 80% of all royalties earned from your sound recording when others use your music in YouTube videos and on your own YouTube channel. When you set your YouTube preferences, you can choose to exclude (whitelist) you own channel from being monetized by TuneCore and INDMUSIC and if you choose this, you will keep 100% of the royalties from your own YouTube channel.
For compositions distributed by TuneCore, we use your Distribution sales data to audit the societies and digital stores to ensure you get all the money you’ve earned.
You have a Publishing Administrator with a staff that has over 100 years of combined experience representing and servicing your compositions worldwide. Meet our team
No Conflict with SESAC, ASCAP, BMI
We work together with SESAC, ASCAP, BMI, etc. to collect all of the royalties owed to you as a songwriter/publisher. It is important to have both a PRO and Publishing Administrator (TuneCore) working on your behalf.
Easy to Use
Easy online sign-up process with a one-time setup fee of only $75 and a year-to-year agreement. You can add as many compositions as you like, as often as you like. Quickly find the registration status of your compositions and submit multiple new splits at the same time.
We charge a low commission of only 10% of royalties collected (or 20% of secured licensing placements pitched by our Creative team).
Keep What’s Yours
Maintain 100% ownership of your copyrights.
Along with your royalties, you will receive quarterly, detailed royalty statements posted to your TuneCore account.