AllTrack offers its creators the flexibility of setting up either a single AllTrack creator account (100% share) or a combination of an AllTrack creator account (50% share) and an AllTrack publisher account (50% share). In either case, you will retain a 100% ownership and collection shares in your copyrights and the royalty payments that you receive will be the same.
Given that the royalties are the same in either structure mentioned above, the decision of whether to setup a publisher account alongside your creator account becomes a personal one based on where you would like to take your music career. Creators frequently setup their own individual AllTrack publisher accounts for a variety of reasons, including:
- Ability to seek and enter into a publishing deal with an established professional 3rd party publisher
- Ability to enter into an administrative deal with a 3rd party administrator
- Ability to typically enter into synchronization licenses to have your music placed into film, TV and various other forms of digital video content
- Eligibility to receive certain other forms of non-AllTrack music royalties
- Ability to consolidate certain business affairs of a band or group into one decision making body
- Ability to act as a music publisher on behalf of other music creators and in turn earn a publisher royalty split in the agreed upon songs
- Ability to elevate your status within the music industry to assist with negotiations, dealmaking, etc.
- Ability to signup as a member of various music publishing industry organizations to receive up to the minute updates on industry developments, events, knowledge sharing resources and general insights into the business side of the music industry
- Ability to have your publishing entity named in the liner notes and the metadata when distributing songs to labels or streaming services, and thereby be considered for various industry awards in the publisher category
A creator can setup an AllTrack publisher account immediately after setting up their AllTrack creator account, or wait until a later date, in either case without losing out on any of their AllTrack performance royalties. In other words, with AllTrack a music creator can collect 100% of their performance royalties through their music creator account, and return in the future when ready to setup a publisher. Upon setting up a publisher, a creator could then register their songs as 50% creator / 50% publisher (for example), again ultimately allowing them to collect the same amount of royalties.
You can setup a free AllTrack publisher account here.
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