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Good News! Mechanical Royalty Rate Increase Coming

Major Labels, Publishers Reach Deal at CRB to Increase Songwriter Mechanical Royalties A new motion from the RIAA, NMPA and other trade groups is expected to increase the rate to 12 cents for every track sold.

Trade groups representing the major record labels, publishers and songwriters announced a settlement Thursday (May 5) to increase the mechanical rate for physical and download sales to 12 cents per song — up from the 9.1 cent rate that has been in place since 2006.

The settlement between the RIAA and its record labels — Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group — with the National Music Publishers’ Association and the Nashville Songwriters International Association was filed as a motion to the Copyright Royalty Board on Thursday after the parties reached an agreement the day before. The CRB is currently in the midst of proceedings that will set mechanical rates for the 2023-2027 term.

In order to make sure you are receiving your mechanicals, you need to register with the right platforms. In the FULL Version of Songs That Work we break down Publishing, Royalites and which companies to partner with to collect ALL OF YOUR COINS. You can find this info in the CLASS SLIDES in Module 3, called FLPPD (Finish Love Protect Publish Distribute).


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