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Five Ways You Can Earn Royalties From Your Songs

Songwriters are often confused about how they can make money from their music – thankfully selling your own CDs or getting streamed are not the only way to earn money from writing!

There are five different income streams for songs, and it’s up to you and your publisher to decide which of these streams to pursue – one, two, or all of them.

Listen now to learn more about the five income streams songwriters can take advantage of to earn royalties!

What you’ll learn:

  • How you can earn money from songwriting’s five income streams
  • What songwriters get paid when their song is used in a recording
  • What five income streams you need to be aware of
  • How to get paid every time your songs are played in public (whether live or recorded)
  • Why some venues don’t allow covers – and how those venues are cheating you out of royalties
  • How to take advantage of sync licensing
  • Why you shouldn’t block fans from sharing tabs online
  • How international licensing works
  • Why it’s important to track your setlists for every show you play
  • How basic publishing deals work

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