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Music Royalties Explained

Performance Royalties

Generated when music is performed publicly through broadcast on television, radio, cable, satellite, television, streamed, live performance at a concert or other performance venues (hotels, bars, restaurants, etc.).

Synchronization Royalties

Generated when music is used in connection with visual images such as films,  television programs, television commercials and video games.

Mechanical Royalties

Generated through the sale of music in physical formats such as CD’s and Blu-Ray/DVD’s, or digital formats through downloads.

Digital Royalties

Generated when music is streamed on digital platform.

Sound Exchange Royalties

Generated when music is streamed on or by satellite radio, webcasters and digital cable music providers.

Other Royalties

Generated when music is used in mobile ringtones, streaming, stage productions, print music, toys and novelty items are other uses.