Licence needed by songwriters to earn YouTube money

News: 25th January 2013 by Louise Dodgson under Music Publishing, Selling & Distributing Your Music

This interesting article from the Guardian investigates why songwriters are not receiving their fair share of revenue from YouTube views, whilst record labels are doing pretty well from it. The money due to songwriters is being missed out on as a mechanical synch licence is required, and most songwriters are unaware of this fact and what they need to do to put this in place in order to claim the ad revenue.

It would also seem that YouTube is making the whole matter rather tricky. Most of the publishers they deal with are required to sign non-disclosure agreements, so getting to the bottom of what agreement your publisher already has with the video platform isn't straightforward, therefore neither is getting to your money. Read more about the matter via the link below...

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