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Mechanical Royalties Money Flow

Pen:
Compose a song.

Produce:
Create a tangible copy of your work. (CD, Minidisc, sheet music)
Protect:
Complete the appropriate copyright form or prepare a "poor person's copyright".
File the form, tangible copy of the work and a check in the amount of $45 payable to Register of Copyrights.

Press CDs.
Disc Makers
CDBaby.com

Promote:
Post your music on a website(s) or create an Internet radio station.
Find an on-line distributor such as Amazon, CD Baby, CD Now or iTunes.
Perform:
Live performance creates an audience, promotion and helps artists find their sound. Live performance also provides tremendous opportunities to profit from merchandising.
Profit:
To receive writer and publisher airplay royalties, register with ONE of the following:
ASCAP
BMI
SESAC
Register with SoundExchange.com in order to receive SR and artist royalties for digital broadcasts.
To collect your mechanical royalties, register your music with the Harry Fox Agency.
Persevere:
If you get knocked down -- get back up. You will know when it is time to give up. A setback is a learning experience. See challenges as opportunities and always keep your focus on the goal.
For information regarding filing a fictitious name in Florida, please visit:
sunbiz.org