The following information is regarding TuneCore's Publishing Administration service
We recommend that you affiliate with a PRO as a writer because PROs accounts to both their writer members and their publishing members separately. As part of our service, TuneCore will account to you for your publishing share of public performances. However, the PRO pays the writer share directly to the composer for public performances. In order to receive this income, you must affiliate as a writer. It is important to do so to ensure you can collect all of the royalties you may be owed.
If you are NOT affiliated with a PRO as a songwriter we will automatically register your compositions with BMI but we can NOT register you as a songwriter. To join BMI, go to www.bmi.com/join and click 'I Am A Songwriter/Composer' to get started. It's free and only takes a few minutes.
***Please be advised that if you are NOT US based, you can affiliate with BMI or with the collection society in your territory of origin ***
Once you finish the affiliation process, BMI will assign you your CAE/IPI number, which identifies you as a songwriter worldwide with the global rights societies. When you have your CAE/IPI number, please update your account so that your works can be properly registered. To update your account, please log on to your TuneCore Dashboard and click on PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATION at the top and then select PUBLISHING DASHBOARD from the dropdown menu. On the bottom of the Publishing Dashboard page, you will see the "Edit Info" selection. Please enter your unique CAE/IPI number in the space provided in that section and then click the button that reads "Save". This will update your account and we can make sure any registrations we submit for you include this identifying number.
Please note: if you are already affiliated with another PRO, other than BMI, please DO NOT affiliate with BMI as your application will be denied. You are only able to be affiliated with one PRO performing society as a songwriter.