Does CD Baby collect mechanical royalties?
CD Baby Pro Publishing Administration collects the publisher’s share of performance and mechanical royalties for compositions on behalf of songwriters. We also collect the label portion of any unclaimed* non-interactive digital performance royalties for sound recordings from SoundExchange.
Do songwriters get mechanical royalties?
Generally, like performing rights royalties, mechanical royalties go to the songwriter. However, sometimes a songwriter will choose to share these royalties with the rest of the band. If you have a publishing deal, your publisher will receive a percentage of your mechanical royalties before paying them out to you.
What percentage of royalties does CD Baby take?
As your publishing administrator, we do not take any percentage ownership of your publishing. Instead, we take a 15% administrative fee from the publishing royalties collected on your behalf.
Who pays the writers for mechanical royalties?
Each musical work has two copyrights attached to it – composition and recording. Mechanical royalties are paid to the owner of the composition copyright. Mechanical royalties come from the composition copyright.
How much is CD Baby worth?
In March 2019, Disc Makers sold CD Baby (as part of the AVL Digital Group) to Downtown for $200 million.
Do I need CD Baby pro?
If you live in the United States or Canada you are not required to be affiliated with a PRO prior to signing up a release with the CD Baby Pro Publishing service and you will have the option to affiliate with ASCAP, BMI or SOCAN through the Pro Publishing Admin section of your CD Baby account.
Does Ascap collect mechanical royalties?
ASCAP collects publisher performance royalties. Mechanical royalties are generated every time someone interactively streams, downloads, or reproduces a song. Only publishers and publishing administrators, which ASCAP is not, can collect mechanical royalties.
Does SoundExchange take a percentage?
Under the law, 45 percent of performance royalties are paid directly to the featured artists on a recording, and 5 percent are paid to a fund for non-featured artists. The other 50 percent of the performance royalties are paid to the rights owner of the sound recording.
How do you get paid from CD Baby?
These are the following payment methods you can choose from:
- Bank Transfer** Direct Deposit, ACH, IACH, EFT, EUR SEPA, *Payoneer or Wire transfers.
- Checks (U.S. Only)
How does CD Baby make money?
Now CD Baby is helping over 100,000 indie artists monetize on their music by making YouTube videos of album art accompanying tracks. And if an advert is placed on a video, CD Baby keeps 25% and the artist takes 75% of revenue.
Does CD Baby own your masters?
Certain composition royalties are collected by CD Baby Standard and CD Baby Pro Publishing. The master refers to a specific recording of a song, and royalties for masters can be collected through third-party services like SoundExchange, and are sometimes partially collected by CD Baby Pro Publishing.
Will I receive publishing royalties from CD Baby pro publishing administration?
There are no guarantees that by joining CD Baby Pro Publishing Administration, you will receive publishing royalties. From CD Baby Pro Publishing Administration, you receive payment of the publisher’s share of your royalties. The songwriter’s share will be sent directly to you from your Performing Rights Organization.
How do I become a songwriter from CD Baby?
Songwriting publishing made easy from CD Baby. Affiliate you as a songwriter with a Performing Rights Organization (P.R.O.) in the US (ASCAP, BMI) and Canada (SOCAN); administer your existing P.R.O. affiliation; or guide you to your country’s P.R.O. membership application
How does CD Baby work with the MLC?
If you’ve signed up for CD Baby Pro Publishing we will register your works with the MLC and collect mechanical royalties from streaming through the MLC on your behalf. If you are distributing music through CD Baby at the Standard level, you can upgrade your submissions to Pro which will make us your publishing administrator.
What should I do if my CD Baby pro publishing works are incorrect?
Don’t worry if you have CD Baby Pro Publishing works that are registered with incorrect information or have not yet been registered. The MLC is working in collaboration with publishers (like us!) to ensure that all of the works we represent are registered with accurate metadata as quickly as possible.