The following information is regarding TuneCore's Publishing Administration service
A composition has two sets of rights: the writer share and the publisher share. As a songwriter, you own both your writer and your publishing shares, but can transfer rights in the publisher share through a publishing deal. Under a publishing deal, the publisher of the composition is granted certain rights, and is then authorized to issue licenses and collect royalties in respect of that composition.
For example, the Ed Sheeran song “ Thinking Out Loud ”, was co-written by Ed Sheeran. Ed Sheeran has entered into a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Because of this, Sony/ATV is responsible for registering, collecting royalties due for the publisher share and licensing this composition (whether for film use, TV use, cover versions, etc).
By entering into an administration agreement with TuneCore, you maintain ownership of your rights as a
but license the administration rights in the
to TuneCore. This license allows TuneCore to register, license and collect royalties and fees due in respect of your compositions and then account these royalties to you on a regular basis.