Vydia’s publishing division exists to help rights holders collect performance, mechanical, sync, print, and other publishing income. In order to ensure your compositions are registered and accurately accounted for, we have added additional metadata fields for you to fill out when setting up a release. The more information we have on your compositions, the more likely we are to collect all revenue owed to you and your rights holders!
HOW TO GET THERE
Navigate to the My Content tab inside your Vydia Dashboard and click Upload Content to add your video or audio file. Assert your composition ownership and add your composer information so we can collect publishing royalties on your behalf. To view composition metadata for existing uploads, select a track or video, then navigate to the Ownership and Policies tab.
DEFINING THE NEW METADATA FIELDS
Writer Name: The composer’s legal first, middle, and last name.
PRO: Performance Rights Organizations (PRO) are societies that collect performance income for compositions. It is critical that composers and publishers affiliate with a PRO in their home country because they collect these royalties from entities that publicly perform compositions like radio stations, television stations, restaurants and bars, venues, and streaming services, among many others. If you are based in the U.S. and have not yet affiliated, you may affiliate at BMI here or ASCAP here. If you have not affiliated, you may enter “None” in the dropdown.
Writer IPI/CAE: “IPI” stands for Interested Party Information and “CAE” stands for Composer, Author, and Publisher. IPI and CAE are interchangeable acronyms that are a unique number assigned by a PRO to that composer when they affiliate. For clarity, this is not the account number at that PRO. If a composer has not affiliated with a PRO, then they will not have a writer IPI/CAE number.
Publisher Name: This is the name of the entity that is used to collect the publisher’s share of royalties at the PROs. Since the PROs pay half of the performance royalties directly to the composers and the other half to the “publishers,” composers will have the option to affiliate as both a composer and a publisher at that PRO. This publisher does not need to be a separate legal entity like an LLC, but instead can be “created” in the PRO application simply to collect the other half of those performance royalties. If the composer affiliated as both a composer and a publisher, list the name of that publisher in this field. If the composer did not also affiliate as a publisher, they may enter “None” in this field and Vydia will act as the publisher to make sure all royalties are being collected for composers that are granting those rights to Vydia.
Publisher IPI/CAE: “IPI” stands for Interested Party Information and “CAE” stands for Composer, Author, and Publisher. IPI and CAE are interchangeable acronyms that are a unique number assigned by a PRO to that publisher when they affiliate. For clarity, this is not the account number at that PRO. If a publisher has not affiliated with a PRO, then they will not have a publisher IPI/CAE number.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Help us help you! The additional metadata fields not only ensure all publishing income is collected, but also lets you keep all composition information in a centralized place. Publishing can be a lucrative stream of revenue and we want to make sure you are set up for success.
Check out the new metadata fields.
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