The following information is regarding TuneCore's Publishing Administration service
In order for us to collect songwriter money on your behalf, many of the rights societies and organizations require this document. TuneCore only requires a signed 'Letter of Direction' if you have your own publishing company and are already affiliated with a Performing Rights Organization as a publisher.
Upon registering for Publishing Administration you will be asked to sign a letter of direction electronically if you indicate you have a publishing company affiliated with a Performing Rights Organization. By signing this you grant TuneCore administrative rights for your publishing entity and the ability to collect on your behalf. Do not worry as this does not grant TuneCore ownership.