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The Songwriter's Guide to MECHANICAL Royalties

The Songwriter's Guide to MECHANICAL Royalties
The Songwriter's Guide to MECHANICAL Royalties

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Jun 24, 2024, 5:00 PM CDT

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About the event

The Songwriter’s Guide to Collecting Your Mechanical Royalties

Finding and Claiming Your Hidden Income

Date: June 24, 5-6pm cdt

Location: Zoom

The Songwriter’s Guide to Collecting Your Mechanical Royalties (Live Webinar)

Mechanical royalties are generated whenever a musical composition is reproduced. Unfortunately many songwriters never collect all of the “mechanicals” that they’re owed because they are simply unaware of where to go and what to do.

Join us for a free webinar where we delve deep into the world of mechanical royalties.

Whether you're a seasoned songwriter or just starting out, understanding how mechanical royalties work is crucial for maximizing your earnings.

Join Bill O’Hanlon and Nancy Deckant authors of The Songwriter’s Guide to Protecting Your Songs and Collecting Your Money to equip yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the world of mechanical royalties effectively.

Mechanical royalties are generated whenever a musical composition is reproduced, whether on physical media like CDs and vinyl, or through digital means such as downloads and streaming. Understanding the mechanisms behind these royalties is essential for songwriters, especially for self-administered songwriters.

This presentation will explore how these royalties are generated and collected in the U.S.

  1. What is a mechanical royalty?
  2. How Mechanical Royalties Are Generated in the U.S.
  3. Mechanical Royalties from Interactive Streaming
  4. Mechanical Royalties for Digital Downloads
  5. Mechanical Licensing of Physical Media
  6. Understanding the First Use of a Song and Compulsory Mechanical Royalty Rights
  7. First Use of a song in the Real World
  8. The Current Compulsory Mechanical Royalty Rate
  9. Exceptions to the Compulsory Royalty Rates
  10. When Should a Mechanical License Be Issued?
  11. Issuing Mechanical Licenses: Major label vs Indie Artists
  12. Review a Sample Mechanical License
  13. How To Get a Mechanical License for A Cover Song
  14. When is the Right Time to Get A Publishing Administrator?
  15. Checklist for Mechanical Royalties

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