Maximizing Your Music Revenue: Unlocking the Power of ANS Music Publishing Administration

In the dynamic landscape of the music industry, artists often find themselves facing the challenge of navigating complex royalty collection systems across the globe. Many musicians solely rely on ticket sales from tours, overlooking a significant revenue stream – royalties earned through public performances, movie and ad syncs, digital media, live venues, and various retailers. This is where ANS Music Publishing Administration steps in, offering a comprehensive solution to ensure that your hard-earned royalties don’t go unclaimed.

Why Choose ANS Music Publishing Administration?

At ANS Music Distribution, we recognize the importance of empowering artists with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age. Our publishing administration services, exclusively available to our distribution clients, aim to simplify the often convoluted process of royalty collection.

Global Reach, Local Expertise

If your music is being distributed and performed globally, attempting to collect royalties independently becomes a daunting task. ANS Music takes the burden off your shoulders by establishing direct relationships with collection societies worldwide. We handle the paperwork, navigate the intricacies of each territory, and ensure that your royalties are claimed promptly.

Time is Money – Don’t Miss Out on Revenue

The process of managing relationships with collection societies is not only time-consuming but also comes with upfront fees. Additionally, if you fail to register in time, your royalties may be retained by the societies, resulting in missed revenue opportunities. ANS Music streamlines this process, allowing you to focus on your craft while we diligently collect and send your royalties directly to you.

Exclusive Publishing Deal with ANS Music

To access our publishing administration services, artists must be distribution clients with ANS Music. Our exclusive publishing contract comes with a non-exclusive agreement for synchronization services. With our sync services, your music gains exposure in various avenues, including music libraries, movie studios, and advertising agencies.

Explore New Horizons with Sync Services

Unlock additional opportunities for your music with ANS Music’s synchronization services. We pitch your music to a diverse range of platforms, opening doors to collaborations with music libraries, movie studios, advertising agencies, and more. Your music deserves to be heard, and our sync services provide the platform it needs to reach a broader audience.

Connect with ANS Music Today

If you’re intrigued by the possibilities offered by our publishing or sync services, we invite you to reach out to us. At ANS Music, we are passionate about supporting artists in maximizing their revenue potential and expanding their reach. Contact us today to embark on a journey of unlocking the true value of your music.

Music Publishing Basics

What is music publishing?

In a nutshell, music publishing is the management of the intellectual property of composers. A music publisher’s job is to ensure the copyright owner is getting the royalties they are entitled to and make efforts to maximize certain types of income.

What’s in it for the writer?

Monitoring and claiming your royalties can be a complex and time-consuming process. You need to get involved with performing rights societies, mechanical right societies, audio recognition service providers and deal with title registrations, counter claims, licensing queries and cue sheet reporting among other things. Even then there might be income that goes unnoticed and unpaid if you don’t have the know-how and means to chase up. By entering a publishing deal you can let your publisher deal with the administration while you focus on your craft!

What’s in it for the publisher?

The answer is simple and transparent – a cut of the earnings that both parties have agreed upon. This means that it’s in the music publisher’s best interest for the writer’s songs to perform well and generate as much income as possible.

What is the difference between a record label and a music publisher?

An easy way to make that distinction is to think of a song as having two sides: the recording and the composition. Traditionally, record labels deal with the recording (also known as the master) and music publishers deal with the composition.

Understanding intellectual property ownership and copyright splits

Intellectual property rights are “the rights granted to persons over the creations of their minds,” according to the World Trade Organisation. These rights, which are shielded by copyright rules, include musical works.

You fully possess the copyright to an original work of music if you are the only author. That proportion adjusts if more contributions have been made. It is completely up to you and your co-writers how you want to determine the percentages, often known as copyright splits.

Income sources

There are three main revenue streams for music compositions

  • Mechanical Royalties

Mechanical royalties are generated every time a composition is reproduced, either by physical or digital means, such as vinyl, CDs, cassettes, streaming and downloads.

  • Performance Royalties

Performance royalties are generated when music is performed in public. Some examples include live shows, radio, TV, film, music played in public and commercial spaces.

  • Synch Royalties

Synch (or Synchronization) royalties are paid to a compositions rights holder(s) when said composition is used in another audiovisual work, such as an advertisement, movie, series, electronic game etc.

You might also come across other types of royalties such as print, which describes royalties paid by music printers for sheet music and folios based on the exclusive right to distribute copies of copyrighted material. These can also be collected by the publisher and paid out to the writer if they are part of the agreement.

How is this income generated?

Every time a copyrighted song is sold, downloaded, streamed or performed in public, music users pay (directly or indirectly) an amount of royalties to a collecting society (a Performing Rights Organization and/or Mechanical Rights Organization). These amounts are then distributed to the Music Publisher who, in turn, keeps the agreed-upon commission and pays out the remainder to the songwriter. All pay outs are accompanied by a royalty statement that includes detailed information on the type of usage and income the writer’s music generated during that period.

In the case of Synch, royalties are usually generated as a one-off fee paid by the client to the rights holder – in our case the publisher – in order to obtain a license to use the music in their project. Same rules apply, publisher keeps their cut and pays out the rest to the writer(s).