When you a write a song, it has the potential to be streamed, downloaded, printed, sampled, pressed, transmitted, re-transmitted, broadcast, re-broadcast and performed live. Basically, your music can be used in any which way possible, globally.
That’s a lot of revenue to track that requires a global infrastructure to monitor.
One basic rule of thumb: the more people that hear your music, the more money it makes and the harder it becomes to track.
With Apple Music Distribution Publishing Administration, we ensure your songs are registered globally to make sure every single cent that is owed to you is collected. To help you better understand how your music makes money, here is a list of the different royalties and potential revenue sources for your songs.