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Re: ASCAP question - I always register all my tunes

Post by hummingbird » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:11 am

hummingbird wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:09 am
tastebudjohnny wrote:
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superkons wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:51 am
I used to register all the tunes I submitted to listings, but stopped when I realised libraries do that. Now I only register if it is a "direct to supervisor" listing
So, are we talking about a specific recorded performance of a song or THE song; as in the original copy write?
I am adding a comment because you mention copyright and I wanted to make it clear that you aren't registering a copyright with a PRO, and there is no recording submitted.

We are talking about registering your song or instrumental track with your Performing Rights Organization (ASCAP, BMI, SOCAN, and so on) for payment if it is broadcast in a media such as television, film, radio, etc. These royalties are typically shared with the entity you sign the track with (music library, music publisher) (ie the composer gets 'writer's share' and the library gets 'publisher's share'). You have to 'own' the song AND the master in order to submit to these entities, unless they have specifically requested cover songs. The arrangement of a Cover Song can be registered with a PRO, the percentage of royalties received will be less because the owner of the song will receive their writer's share while the arranger gets performance royalties.

There was mention of direct to music supervisor, in these cases publishing is not signed to the sup and therefore the composer registers the song with their PRO to collect both writers and publishers share.

I hope that makes some sense. I could be talking through my hat.
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Re: ASCAP question - I always register all my tunes

Post by hummingbird » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:12 am

tastebudjohnny wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:17 pm


So, are we talking about a specific recorded performance of a song or THE song; as in the original copy write?
I am adding a comment because you mention copyright and I wanted to make it clear that you aren't registering a copyright with a PRO, and there is no recording submitted.

We are talking about registering your song or instrumental track with your Performing Rights Organization (ASCAP, BMI, SOCAN, and so on) for payment if it is broadcast in a media such as television, film, radio, etc. These royalties are typically shared with the entity you sign the track with (music library, music publisher) (ie the composer gets 'writer's share' and the library gets 'publisher's share'). You have to 'own' the song AND the master in order to submit to these entities, unless they have specifically requested cover songs. The arrangement of a Cover Song can be registered with a PRO, the percentage of royalties received will be less because the owner of the song will receive their writer's share while the arranger gets performance royalties. In either case the composer waits and allows the signing agency to register the track with the PROs with the agreed upon shares.

There was mention of direct to music supervisor, in these cases publishing is not signed to the sup and therefore the composer registers the song with their PRO to collect both writers and publishers share.

I hope that makes some sense. I could be talking through my hat.
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Re: ASCAP question - I always register all my tunes

Post by tastebudjohnny » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:33 pm

Thank You...

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Post by tastebudjohnny » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:35 pm

You are very appreciated...

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Re: ASCAP question - I always register all my tunes

Post by AnthonyCeseri » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:51 am

samsome123 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:07 pm
So as soon i finish a song

I head onto ASCAP and since i have both writer and publisher accounts...i put 50% of it on my writer, and 50% on my publishing account


Question:
When listings here on taxi say that 100% of publishing will go to the company (if signed).

So does that mean i need to go back to my ASCAP account and edit that work and hand over my 50% of publishing to this company?

can you please confirm this is the case?
Thanks for posting this question... I think it’s one a lot of people aren’t sure about

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