Artist Splits: How Artists Can Create Contracts to Share Royalties with Collaborators

Artist Splits: How Artists Can Create Contracts to Share Royalties with Collaborators


Artist Splits is the feature which enables you to create contracts in order to share your royalties with 3rd parties.

HOW TO ACCESS ARTIST SPLITS

  1. Splits is located in the Rights section of any music or video release

WHO CAN CREATE ARTIST SPLITS

Any account user with the Administrator role can create splits.

THE CONTRACTS THAT ARTIST SPLITS CREATE

  • The contracts created are in the Rights section; and Artist Splits contracts will also appear there. When an Artist Splits contract is created, the payees will be paid directly from Good morning. Instead of being paid all directly, you are telling us to pay your contributors. 
  • The Artist Splits feature creates track-level contracts so that the royalties from any track can be split amongst different rights holder whenever you do a royalty run.
  • For users who wish to create the same splits across an entire release, they can easily do so by creating splits for one track and then using the “Copy splits from track” option to apply the same splits to all the other tracks.
  • When the payees and splits differ on the various tracks of a release, Artist Splits will further automate the creation of the prorated release-level contract required to handle full-release downloads.

THE ARTIST SPLITS CREATION FLOW

  • You will see the Splits interface on the Rights page of any of your releases.
  • Creating splits is only possible once a release has been distributed as that ensures that the number of tracks can no longer be modified (and therefore that the prorated release-level contract will remain accurate).
  • For any or all tracks, a user will be able to indicate:
    • The payee name(s)
    • The payee email address(es)
    • The payees’ revenue share percentage of the track
  • Note that all splits must be entered at once and they cannot be modified directly once the splits are saved. If you need to modify a split, you will need to contact our support team so that they can modify the related contracts.
  • Also note that if someone tries to add splits for a track/release that is already on a track/release contract, they will be blocked from doing so and notified that a contract already exists and that they should contact our Support team to add/modify the splits.
  • Emails will be sent notifying you and the new payee that they’ve been added to a revshare contract. Be sure they add their payment information.