Royalty publishing management consists of the work that a publishing company provides to composers. The work consists mainly of recording the compositions, monitoring the use of the compositions and the process of collecting, reporting and paying the royalties generated by the composers he manages.
Random Sounds Publishing has as an exclusive requirement that composers are already represented by a Collective Management Company (SGC). This is because we need the composer to already have an IPI number, which is generated by Collective Management Societies.
Random Sounds Publishing collects mechanical royalties and public performance royalties.
Music distributors collect royalties from the master (or phonogram), that is, from the exploitation of recorded music. A music publisher (or publisher) is responsible for collecting royalties from compositions (or works). A composition can have one or many phonograms.
No. Each composer is free to work with the music publisher they want, and each music publisher can only manage the percentage that corresponds to their composers.
It is important that all the composers of a composition agree on the percentage that corresponds to each one. This is recorded in a document known as a “Split Sheet”. Based on this agreement, each composer is responsible for recording the percentage that corresponds to their music publisher.
Yes, as long as you don't have exclusive agreements and you don't register the same compositions with another music publisher. You can only register a composition with a publisher, or else this composition will have conflicts and you won't be able to collect the royalties it generates.
No, you're free to work with other publishers. You just have to keep in mind that you don't register the same compositions with other publishers, as that will generate conflicts and you won't be able to collect your royalties.
Yes, you can cancel the Random Sounds Publishing contract at any time. Just keep in mind that the Random Sounds Publishing Publisher Agreement lasts 12 months and is automatically renewed in 12-month terms, so you'll probably have to wait until the contract runs out.
We define this contract duration as it is the minimum duration required by most Collective Management Societies for a music publisher to register composers.
You can find and read the Random Sounds Publishing Editorial Agreement here.