Individual rights of musicians

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  • Individual Rights of Musicians
    • Songwriter
      • Can assign /license songs to publishers
        • Publishing co. then 'works' their songs
          • Earn money from anytime the song is used
        • Steady income stream
      • You can just sell your songs of a quick buck
        • i.e The Beatles selling their whole catalogue to MJ
    • Master Rights
      • IF you own these (Double check):
        • Money for physical sales (Inc. compilations)
        • Money for licensing, broadcasting or synching
          • Often makes more money than direct sales
    • Performing
      • Earn just for playing on a recording
        • Earn every time the song is broadcast
          • This is how Amy Winehouse earned money for 'Valerie'
    • PerformANCE
      • CDPA Act (1988)
        • Anytime the performance is broadcast (MTV Live, live DVD/CD sales etc.)
      • Anytime the performance is broadcast (MTV Live, live DVD/CD sales etc.)

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