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Songwriting News – Insight: How Songwriters Get Paid – 2-21-16

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 22, 2016

How Songwriters Get Paid


Songwriting News   –   Insight: How Songwriters Get Paid  –   2-21-16



Ever wonder how are songwriters compensated when their music is played?


  • Mechanical Royalty

Mechanical royalties are earned per-unit when a song is sold physically: CDs, vinyls or download on a digital music retail site. Back in the early days of the music industry, compositions were mechanically or physically manufactured and reproduced onto physical products, which explains the use of the word ‘’mechanical’’.

  • Royalties from Public Performance
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