The following information is regarding TuneCore's Publishing Administration service
When registering a composition, we now require that 100% of the writer’s shares are accounted for in your Composition Manager. This ensures that we are accurately registering your works with societies that collect your royalties such as:
- Performance Rights organizations or “PROs” like ASCAP and BMI in the US
- Mechanical Rights Organizations or “MROs” like the MLC in the US or MCPS in the UK
- Collective Management Organizations or “CMOs” like SACEM in France.
For a full list of societies, please click here.
When your co-writers register their shares with their publishing administrator, this ensures that our data matches theirs meaning more accurate royalty collection and reduced risk of duplicate registrations. Accounting for 100% allows for precise registration of your works so that we can collect your royalties accurately and without delay.
When registering a composition for which you own less than 100%, if you do not enter the remaining co-writer share, this song’s status will appear as "draft”. Once you submit your co-writer splits and they equal 100%, your song’s status will change to "Submitted". Finally, when your song is verified by our team, it will change to "Accepted". To learn more about what your shares (percent of ownership) are and how to calculate them, please read here: What are shares and how do I figure out my share?
If you don’t have a way to identify co-writers, please contact our support team.