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, the royalty payments that you receive will be the same.
Given that the royalties are the same in either structure that you choose, the decision of whether to setup a publisher becomes a personal decision based on where you would like to take your music career. For many creators, a single AllTrack creator account is sufficient. However, AllTrack creators also frequently setup their own 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 an agreed upon publisher royalty split in their songs
- Ability to elevate their 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 at the same time as setting up their AllTrack creator account, or at a later date 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 at later when ready to setup a publisher. Upon setting up a publisher, a creator would then register their songs as 50% creator / 50% publisher (for example), again ultimately resulting in the same amount of royalties.
Setting up a creator account with AllTrack is free. Setting up an individual publisher account with AllTrack comes with a one-time $50 processing fee, however this fee is only collected by AllTrack as an offset to future royalties (meaning no up front cash cost).
You can setup your AllTrack creator and/or AllTrack publisher accounts here.
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