Our Free Dirt Service Co. publishing administration team provides worldwide services for Performing Rights Organization (PRO) management, mechanical licensing, synchronization, copyright establishment, YouTube monetization, and more. We manage your songwriting catalog and help chase down earnings that are hiding in the details and deals. If someone streams your song in Japan or downloads it in Brazil, we ensure your share finds you. This service is even more important with the Music Modernization Act taking effect as of 2021. Our publishing services automatically register your works with the newly formed Music Licensing Collective, a government sanctioned organization that issues blanket mechanical licenses to interactive streaming services (such as Spotify and Apple Music).

At Free Dirt, we understand the value of original work. That’s why our publishing clients retain 100% of the rights to their material. If you are already registered with a PRO like BMI or ASCAP, that’s great, but you might still be missing out on important revenue streams. Here’s a brief rundown of how we can help administer your publishing. Contact us for more information.

  • We register your works with more than 50 societies across the globe, not just your home territory (such as ASCAP, BMI).
  • We negotiate, contract and collect royalties on your behalf for compositions used in synchronization on television, film, and YouTube.
  • We track, collect, and pay royalties directly to your bank account twice per year.
  • We administer your copyrights at your request.
  • We submit set lists for each of your gigs so you can earn live performance royalties.
  • We register your works with the Music Licensing Collective (pays US interactive streaming mechanical royalties)

Free Dirt collects the following types of royalties on your behalf:

  • Physical mechanicals (CDs, vinyl, etc.)
  • Streaming mechanicals
  • Download mechanicals
  • Publisher and writer share of performances (broadcast and live performance royalties)
  • Print
  • Ringtones
  • Synchronization (including the composition portion of YouTube royalties and blanket fees paid by broadcasters in certain territories for use of your music in television programs)
  • Master use fees where applicable (from synchronization uses)
  • Live performances

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