Music publishers or publishing companies are responsible for ensuring payment is given to songwriters and composers when their compositions find commercial usage.
A music publisher’s role includes licensing compositions, monitoring where compositions are used, collecting royalties and distributing them to composers either directly or using a major collecting organization (e.g. GEMA in Germany, MCPS and PRS For Music in the UK). Publishers also make all relevant claims of notification for commercial usage of music, as well as secure commissions and promote to recording artists, film, and television.
Having a publisher is not mandatory for songwriters, but bringing us on as partners with serious know-how can open opportunities for finding new commercial usage, promotion within our network, help in managing finances and legal matters, and in some cases allocating double royalties by collecting organizations. Loose Club is a member of GEMA in Germany and also operates with MCPS and PRS for Music in the UK, which share the largest portion of the electronic music marker in the world.