Co-Publisher Agreement

In situations where the songwriter and music publisher want a more elaborate relationship, a co-publication arrangement may be appropriate. A major difference between an administrative „deal“ and a co-publishing „deal“ is that the music publisher and the author can, in a co-publication agreement, support the copyrights on the compositions. In practice, this means that the music publisher acts both as a traditional publisher and as a work manager. (8) Meetings: Meetings are then often arranged to talk about the book. In agreements, it can often be the percentage of money publishers receive. De facto MOT are sometimes set up to engage LASDs In a common administrative agreement, each publisher has the right to manage all music composition and issue non-exclusive licenses for composition. Under this type of agreement, each publisher has the right to negotiate contracts as well as collect and account for the revenues of the entire song. In general, this situation is only possible if both publishers are able to manage and use the song worldwide. These situations are generally easier to navigate because a licensee does not need to enter into two separate licensing agreements with two different publishers to ensure the right to use a song for a particular use. Instead, they can hire only one of the co-owners of the work for a non-exclusive license for the entire piece, subject to this publishing accounting to the other for the funds earned. The initial term of the contract begins with the full performance of the contract and ends when the songwriter has met the „minimum release requirement“ (MRR). One of the most important aspects of the co-publishing agreement is the way in which songwriters and music publishers share revenues generated by CD and tape sales, videos, performances, film and television synchronization rights, commercials, downloads and all other sources of revenue from an author.

The most common splitting of income distribution is known as „50/50-split.“ This equitable distribution of income (50% for the writer`s company and 50% for the main company) concerns only funds that represent the music publisher`s share of the salary.