Why wait for a publishing deal when you can do it yourself?
First Music Control helps you to form a publishing company so that you can legally own and control your rights. You can then exploit them globally and collect income, with our expert advice and worldwide admin assisting you all the way.
We will then track, chase and collect any income generated from your music worldwide by sales, licensing, live performance or broadcast. We cover all possible income streams and will incorporate new ways for you to earn as they become available. You can also register works that have yet to be broadcast or performed.
Our worldwide administration framework will ensure that everything gets collected for you. You sign away none of your rights - you own your music but we collect your revenue on your behalf. You’ll also be able to exploit your works through the First Music Control library and sync services.
Our fees are offer great value, and represent an investment in your future. After a one-off payment there are no further direct costs.
After the initial payment, First Music Control will only take 15%* Administration Fee on royalties collected.
Even if you’ve just started in music, having the foresight to secure your publishing can pay dividends. You may not yet have access to all revenue streams, but you can establish your name, ensuring that you are seen as a professional outfit with the business sense needed to be taken seriously.
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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.