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Session player/Side-Artist Unclaimed Performance Royalties
Most of us are at least a little bit across the world of Neighbouring Rights. A royalty is generated by the performance of the sound recording which is split between the copyright owner and the featured performer. But in the US, via SoundExchange, A portion of this income is set aside for non-featured performers to be claimed through AFM/SAG-AFTRA. i.e., session musicians, side-artists, etc.
If you fit the description hit up the link below to browse their unclaimed royalties section. Even if you/your client’s name isn’t listed it may be worth considering filling out a registration form for future royalties.
In the news …
- This week in Your Song Sounds Like My Song — The Lana Del Ray Edition: It can only be assumed that Hazelwood and Hammond will be party to any possible action.
- …. and the Ed Sheeran Edition: Featuring the Marvin Gaye estate/Blurred Lines lawyer and a few dramatic twists.
- An opportunity to get some of that Facebook/Instragram/Oculus publishing money: Could be a great way in for indie publishers and DIY musos. Organised through TuneRegistry and HFA.
- Or, if you’re with Sony/ATV: The Facebook door opens for it’s first major publishing deal. The rest are sure to follow.
As always, don’t hesitate to touch base with us for any further info on anything here!