In this VladTV clip legendary songwriter, rapper & producer Sir-Mix-a-Lot talks about the importance of publishing. He claims publishing beats out royalities in the long run, because of artist sampling and covering your music.
It is important to say that this clip is from 2015 when total streaming revenue in the US was around 2.4 billion dollars. In 2019 streaming revenue was around 8.8 billion dollars. Streaming revenue is collected trough royalties – so royalties became more relevant in the 5 years. You also collect publishing checks through streaming, but they are only a percentage of what royalties cash in, as publishing companies still have to fight with streaming platforms for appropriate payment.
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