Arkatech Beatz Blog — Music Publishing

  • Understanding Music Copyright Law for Beginners

    Understanding Music Copyright Law for Beginners

    If you're an independent artist, musician, songwriter, or producer, then it's crucial to understand music copyright law. In this article we'll break music copyright law down into simple terms, starting with the basics, why it's important, and how it's used in the music world.
  • Seven Steps to Launching Your Own Music Publishing Company

    Seven Steps to Launching Your Own Music Publishing Company

    If you are a musician or songwriter looking to take control of your music rights and maximize your earnings, starting your own music publishing company can be a game-changer. A music publishing company allows you to manage your compositions, license your music, and collect royalties effectively. With our 20+ years of experience in the music business, we will walk you through seven essential steps to successfully launch your own music publishing company and achieve greater success in the music industry
  • Over Half a Billion In Unpaid Royalties at The MLC - Are Your Royalties Among Them?

    Over Half a Billion In Unpaid Royalties at The MLC - Are Your Royalties Among Them?

    In February 2021, the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) absorbed approximately $424 million in unclaimed streaming royalties from major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The MLC was created after Congressional approval, with a mandate to collect and distribute songwriters and musicians' royalty payments. However, by the end of 2021, the MLC had accumulated at least $561 million in unmatched royalties, according to a tax document shared with the media outlet Digital Music News (DMN).
  • How to Make Money on Spotify

    How to Make Money on Spotify

    Spotify has dramatically changed the way we listen to music, offering a vast library of songs that can be streamed on demand. With hundreds of millions of active users as of December 2022, it's no surprise that Spotify has become one of the most popular music streaming platforms in the world.

    The question at large is how do artists, music producers and music rights holders make money on Spotify? While it's true that streaming has disrupted traditional models of music monetization, there are still several ways for artists to generate additional income through the platform.

  • How To Make Sure You Get Paid: A Songwriter's, Producer, and Music Publisher's Guide to SongTrust

    How To Make Sure You Get Paid: A Songwriter's, Producer, and Music Publisher's Guide to SongTrust

    As a songwriter or musician, it’s important to know that your music is being properly administered and that you are collecting all the royalties you are owed. A large number of songwriters and musicians spend a great amount of time creating and releasing music, but very few take the necessary steps to collect the royalties that their music is generating. Songtrust is one of the leading music publishing administration companies in the world, and they can help make sure you get what you deserve.
  • Understanding The Major Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) & What They Do

    Understanding The Major Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) & What They Do

    A Performing Rights Organization (PRO) collects royalties on behalf of their songwriters and music publishers. These organizations offer a wide range of services including licensing songs to artists, managing the royalties of songwriters, and distributing royalties to those who are entitled. There are three main types of PROs: General PROs, which represent all songwriters; Songwriter PROs, which represent songwriters for a particular genre or style; and Music Publisher PROs, which represent publishers who own the copyright to songs in their catalogues.