Category: Copyrights

Having a tough time making money as performance artist?

$.0023. That’s how much music streaming services currently pay in royalties per play to performers on sound recordings. If you are bad with math, that’s almost a ¼ of a penny per play. Accountants’ heads are throbbing trying to calculate these micro wages owed…

Who wrote the song?

There are two specific forms of copyright: ownership of a song and ownership of a recording. In the last article, you can see why the former is more important than the later. But what does it mean to own (copyright) a song? In the…

Recording artist royalties vs. songwriter/publisher royalties

Recording artists and songwriters are two different things. Sometimes they are one and the same, and sometimes not. But the distinction is pretty important when it comes to income (song royalties). Put simply, recording artists make their money mostly on the sale of hard…