1) Music Distribution
2) Publishing Administration
You can use one or both services. There are advantages of being a customer of BOTH (read below), but it’s completely up to you.
Music Distribution allows you to sell your music in the online stores and collect royalties on the master recordings that you own or control.
Publishing Administration allows songwriters (the person who owns or controls the underlying composition) to collect publishing royalties that are due from the sale and streaming of your compositions (like the online stores we distribute your music to) both in the U.S. and internationally.
We register your works with the global rights organizations and digital stores around the world. See the royalties we will collect for you that are not covered by ASCAP, BMI & SESAC here.
As a customer of BOTH the Music Distribution and Publishing Administration services, you allow TuneCore to audit the stores and other societies more effectively because we receive official sales statements through the distribution service. We can then compare those sales figures to what you should be paid for publishing royalties.
Additionally, with Publishing Administration we will administer your rights, register your songs with every society worldwide and negotiate and issue licenses on your behalf.