The following information pertains to TuneCore's Publishing Administration service
TuneCore receives publishing royalties according to hundreds of societies’ individual distribution schedules. These can vary from society to society but typically the standard society schedule works on a quarterly basis. As a result, TuneCore receives, processes, and pays out royalties 45 days following the end of each calendar quarter on the following basis:
- Q1 = January – March (payout will occur in mid-May)
- Q2 = April – June (payout will occur in mid-August)
- Q3 = July – September (payout will occur in mid-November)
- Q4 = October – December (payout will occur in mid-February of the following year)
It typically takes about 9-12 months to receive your first royalty payment. For foreign societies, it can take upwards of 12-18 months. While this may seem like a long time, this is standard for any publisher. This is a realistic timeline for registering songs at global societies, which then process your writer and song information and process payments. Our royalty department then needs to process payment.