The amount of royalties you make will depend on a multitude of factors: how many products you have; how many broadcasts, streams, licenses or placements you garner; how many interactive VS non-interactive streams are occurring, how many broadcasters and channels your music is on, etc.
Do you collect royalties for my songs that I already registered with a Performing Rights Organization?
No, that is not necessary. The PRO that you are registered with (e.g. ASCAP or BMI) will send your songwriter royalty directly to you. No need for worry or for the PRO to send the money to us first. We will ensure that your registration is set up correctly and that there are no restrictions or problems with your account.
An IPI/CAE number is a nine-digit international identification number assigned to songwriters and publishers to uniquely identify rights holders. Your IPI/CAE number is available in the repertories of all Performing Rights Organizations (e.g. ASCAP or BMI) and can be found by searching for your name in their respective databases.
If your song is manufactured and sold by a third-party, you are entitled to a mechanical royalty. This will be paid to you by the third-party releasing the album for sale. This third-party could be a label releasing your songs, or a label / artist covering your songs.
Typically in the US, there is a 6 to 9 month window of time before disbursements. With all Performing Rights Organizations, there is a lag period between the date of the use and the royalty payment.