Publishing rights are the rights to a song. (CARCIR Publishes your music for
free when you come through us)
There are actually two halves in every publishing dollar. One
of the halves is called the "Writer's Share," and that half almost always stays
with the writer for life. The other half is called the "Publisher's Share'" and
you own that half as well, unless you sign a publishing or co-publishing deal.
You can give up some of the publishing rights you own (typically half or all of
the "Publisher's Share") in exchange for a cash advance from a music publisher.
The publisher (CARCIR) will then act as a songplugger to get your song cut by an artist
or placed in a movie or TV show. They don't make money unless they get the song
Do I need to start my own
Typically not. You already own all of your publishing rights from the song's
inception. People typically start a publishing company when they get a song
"cut" and need a mechanism or company to which they can have the income flow.
it's often a better idea to have another company administer
your publishing (CARCIR) when you have your own publishing company. That means that they
will take care of all the business of collecting and disseminating the money
that is generated by the song. Many small or individual publishers aren't expert
enough to do that on their own.
How do I make money from
A song generates money for the writer (s) when it appears on an album, gets
played on the radio, used in a TV show or movie, gets sold as sheet music, and
even when it is used as a ring tone on a cell phone. When the song is part of an
album or is sold as sheet music, the writer gets a mechanical royalty. When a
song is used in a movie or TV show, a performance royalty is paid to the writer