Welcome to Sugo Music Group’s FAQ Page!
Please review our database of frequently asked questions.
Also, feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have.
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Money, Royalties & Statements
As soon as we send your quarterly statement to you, your royalty payment will delivered to you by our accounting department within 14 days.
We send royalty statements via email to all of our licensors on a quarterly basis. All statements are delivered within 105 days after the close of each quarter.
We’ll send your royalty payment by mail or direct deposit—you choose.
A signed W-9 form is required by the IRS for anyone receiving money from royalty payments. Without this, we cannot pay you!
Yes, we will need: 1) a signed W9 form that was provided to you (if you’re a US artist or company) and please email or fax it to us; 2) if you’re from outside the US, please fill out a W8-Ben Tax form and please email or fax it to us; 3) please ensure that your correct company address is also provided.
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.
Yes. Our statements precisely show which country, date and retail channel your tracks are being downloaded and broadcasted in.
Yes. Our statements are very detailed. This way you can review and see where the majority of your activity is occurring.