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The royalty rate paid to the artist for CDs and singles is
a negotiated rate (called "record rate" or "regular
rate"), usually 6-15 percent of the gross receipts. Some
superstars will negotiate even higher percentages and often with
a guaranteed minimum cash payment.
Music video DVD royalties vary from 50-100 percent of the record
rate. CD record clubs, mail order, and other budget sales receive
50-60 percent of record rate. Foreign and subsidiary royalties
range from 50-100 percent of the regular rate. These are all negotiated
rates and will vary depending on the negotiating power of the
Record returns, promotion copies, and other
miscellaneous giveaways receive no royalty payment. See: INCOME,
CONTRACT-RECORDING CONTRACT clauses #17, #31, #34, TAX LAW under
Juke Box Royalties:
The royalty fee paid to the copyright owner or to the Copyright Royalty Tribunal (for subsequent distribution, after service charge deductions, to the copyright owner) by any person or entity who publicly performs copyrighted material on coin operated phonorecord players under the compulsory licensing statutes of the federal copyright law.
Initially, the license fee charged for
juke box performances is paid annually (if the fee is paid after
July 1st the charge is only half of the annual amount) to the Register of Copyrights
by the juke box owner. These fees are distributed with interest
on a pro rata basis (after the Copyright Office deducts a reasonable
accounting and service charge) to copyright owners (or their agents)
who file a claim of entitlement each January. Distribution is
paid after October 1st and only after all claims are validated
by the Copyright Royalty Tribunal and if no distribution controversy
exists. Where conflicting claims exist, a proceeding is held to
determine proper distribution.
LICENSE FEE, SYNCHRONIZATION LICENSE FEE, TRANSCRIPTION LICENSE
FEE, PERFORMANCE LICENSE FEE, LICENSE,
JUKE BOX under "Juke Box
License Fee," COPYRIGHT LAW
under "Compulsory License," "Compulsory License
for Juke Boxes," "Statutory Royalty," "Notice
of Intention," "Copyright Office," "Copyright,"
"Copyright Owner," "Exclusive Rights," "Limitations
to Exclusive Rights," and "Copyright Royalty Tribunal."
The share of the royalties received by the publisher for the licensed use of any musical composition in the music publisher's catalog (the music publisher's share is generally 50% of the gross royalty income, the other 50% goes to the songwriter). Publishing royalties received include mechanical royalties, print royalties, performance royalties, juke box royalties, synchronization royalties, transcription royalties, cable television royalties, public broadcasting royalties, compulsory royalties, purchase license royalties, grand rights royalties, advertiser royalties, and foreign royalties. The publishing royalties are initially paid to the music publisher by the licensee and then the music publisher forwards the songwriter's portion to the songwriter. See: MUSIC PUBLISHER, CONTRACT-SONGWRITER/PUBLISHER CONTRACT clause #22.
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