Well, you get to determine how the musical copyright to a song you’ve written (meaning the composition itself, as a separate entity from any particular master recording of that song) is used or “exploited.”
Publishing rights earn you money any time your song is…
- manufactured on CD or vinyl.
- performed live.
- played on the radio.
- synced to TV, film, commercials, games, etc.
Whether it’s generated by your own recording or another artist covering your song, you should be earning publishing money from all the above.
Watch video below for more.