The music industry is changing, and artists at all levels are now better able to earn from their creativity. We help you to protect your music by establishing legitimate copyright and by registering your works – which means that you can receive the money due to you from worldwide plays and on both digital and physical sales and live performances.
The time is now: bands and artists should take control of their rights - and the wealth created. Don't waste your time with endless send outs of cd's, e-mails, phone calls and shoe leather chasing a publishing deal that in the end may never happen. Don't stress out worrying about your copyrights being controlled or stolen by someone else, save your time and energy in avoiding all the tedious and time consuming backroom administration tasks needed to protect your music.
You don't need a label or a traditional publishing deal. New revenue streams are now emerging and the possibilities for earning from your music are more diverse than ever before. But they can also be confusing. First Music Control's knowledge base and experience will help you to take advantage of the new technology in order to get what's due to you.
In addition to collecting all the publishing royalties due on your music, we are now able to offer you the opportunity to digitally release your music to retail. We can get your finished songs onto the main online retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, emusic etc.
All that is required, is that you send us an additional CD of the songs that are ready for a commercial release, and we will do the rest.
We offer two levels of 'start up'. The first (easiest and cheapest) for just a small initial start up price of £149 + VAT covers registration, copyrighting of titles and all the backroom admin that's needed in follow up. We will also get the titles of your choice up and available for sale on digital outlets.
First Music Control will track, chase and collect any remit income generated from your music, so you retain all rights and control. We give you the opportunity to concentrate on writing and performing great music, secure in the knowledge that your work is not copied, used, abused or earning revenue that you are missing out on.
The second option is for a limited company set up with all the legalities of directors, shares and accounting available within the service. This is for a price of £395 + VAT. Details are explained further in the site.
Secure your rights now. Don't be left out. cover your RIGHTS. Join FMC.
In the music industry, a music publisher (or publishing company) is responsible for ensuring the songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially. Through an agreement called a publishing contract, a songwriter or composer "assigns" the copyright of their composition to a publishing company. In return, the company licenses compositions, helps monitor where compositions are used, collects royalties and distributes them to the composers. They also secure commissions for music and promote existing compositions to recording artists, film and television.