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SINCERE

TEAM BRAND - WEB LABEL

INDIE MEDIA PUBLISHING ORGANISATION

 RECORDINGS AND MANAGEMENT

 

Meeting the needs of our performing artists and making a difference within the industry.

 

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"It's the subtle things in life that make BIG things happen!"

Respective Roles

 

Today, Sincere music publishing is only concerned with the administering of copyrights, licensing songs to record companies and others and collecting royalties on behalf of the songwriter. Some of the more important music publishing activities are listed below.

 

What is licensing a song?
 
Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. Music licensing is intended to ensure that the owners of copyrights on musical works are compensated for certain uses of their work. A purchaser has limited rights to use the work without a separate agreement. #Wikipedia

 

 

Mechanical Royalties

 

The term "mechanical royalties" initially referred to royalties paid whenever a song is reproduced by a mechanical device (remember that one of a copyright owner's exclusive rights is the right to authorize the reproduction of their work). The term "mechanical royalties" was applied to the reproduction of songs in music boxes, player pianos rolls, and later, phonograph records. This term is still used, and "mechanical royalties" now refers to royalties paid for the reproduction of songs on CD, DAT, Mini Disc, audio cassette, musical greeting cards, and other devices sold on a "per unit" basis.

 

Foreign Monies

 

Foreign countries sometimes have different laws governing the collection and distribution of mechanical royalties. As a result, it is often necessary for publishers to enter into agreements with a foreign publisher (or "sub-publishers") to collect a songwriter's mechanical royalties in that territory. Foreign income is not divided between the publisher and the songwriter.

 

Synchronisation Licenses

 

A songs visual imagery, "synchronization" (or "synch") license permitting the use of that song. Music publishers issue synch licenses to television advertisers, motion picture companies, video manufacturers and CD-Rom companies. A portion of this money (usually 1/2 the net proceeds) is paid to the songwriter.

 

Transcription Licenses

 

In music, transcription can mean notating a piece or a sound which was previously unnotated, as, for example, an improvised jazz solo. ... Transcription may also mean rewriting a piece of music, either solo or ensemble, for another instrument or other instruments than which it was originally intended. #Wikipedia

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