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TuneCore Blog Soundcheck’s Poll Shows Only 10% Feel They Understand Royalties

The digital distributor TuneCore did an informal poll of their Soundcheck blog’s readers to find that only 10% of the musicians understood how their royalties were calculated.

If you or your artists feel less that informed, here are a few resources to get started on the subject:

TuneCore Soundcheck Blog
Video: TuneCore Presents: Copyright 101
(a great primer on the concept of copyright, the important first concept to understanding royalties)

CDBaby DYI Musician Blog
Post: Music Publishing Royalties Explained: What is a Mechanical Royalty?

UK’s Music Publishers Association
Video: Music Publishing Explained
(
Even though there are some differences between UK & US, the same basic principles apply)