What Are Mechanical Royalties?

Mechanical royalties (or “mechanicals”) are royalties earned by songwriters through the physical and digital reproduction of copyrighted works. That includes everything from CDs and vinyl records to downloads, interactive streaming platforms and digital audio files, to karaoke recordings, film soundtracks, and cover songs.

While some countries and territories have collection societies that collect performance and mechanical royalties, that’s not the case everywhere and unless you’re affiliated with them directly, you may not be collecting all of what you’ve earned.

Without a publishing partner, you’re likely leaving uncollected money on the table.

Good Morning Music offers a Publishing Administration service to ensure you collect all your songwriting royalties.