Recording Artist and Songwriter Income Streams

Sometimes we need to step-back and have a music business 101 post. This link will take you to a summary on the four primary royalty streams in music publishing: mechanical, print, synchronization and performance royalties.

This link is to a chart on the income flow related to a recording artist.

Both documents cover the basics and are a good place to get started.  Be looking for Texas music lawyer Tamera Bennett's subsequent post on the basic flow of record label/artist royalties when an independent record label uses a digital aggregator to make tracks available from retailers such as iTunes and Amazon.