CD Baby Expands In U.K.
May 19, 2015 at 5:40 PM (PT)
Indie publishing entity CD BABY is now offering its publishing administration service CD BABY Pro to U.K.-based songwriters. More than 35,000 U.K.-based artists will now have full access to the CD BABY Pro dashboard, which enables them to collect all of the publishing royalties their music earns worldwide, including mechanical royalties from streaming services like SPOTIFY, DEEZER and GOOGLE PLAY and foreign sales, without a traditional publishing deal.
“If you’re an independent songwriter, collecting mechanical royalties can be very challenging,” CD BABY Dir./Music Publishing ROB FILOMENA said. ”Being a member of a performing right society like PRS for Music doesn’t give you access to your mechanicals, which are a vital part of a songwriter’s income from sales and streaming services. As streaming becomes more important in the royalty mix, having a handle on this part of the process will be key. CD BABY Pro can act as a songwriter’s publishing administrator to get them paid without giving up ownership of their songs.”
"CD BABY Pro has been simplifying worldwide publishing royalty collection for tens of thousands of songwriters in the U.S. and CANADA,” FILOMENA continued. “The U.K. represents one of our most vital member bases, and the launch of Pro means writers based there finally have a one-stop, simple solution for global music distribution and collection of all of the publishing royalties their music earns."