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MusicDigi is aiming to do for music publishing what it has done for digital distribution: make it easier for independent artists to get paid. Its new MusicDigi Artist Pro Publishing Administration Service, unveiled Wednesday, gives songwriters an easy way to sign up for global publishing administration.
A songwriter who registers with MusicDigi’s Artist Pro service will be able to receive additional publishing royalties plus mechanicals for worldwide streaming (on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming sites), some of which are nearly impossible to collect without a publishing administrator. MusicDigi is not taking the place of organizations like BMI and ASCAP, but will work with those and other organizations to make sure its clients’ royalties are collected. And through MusicDigi’s in-house licensing department, the company will handle requests for sync licenses on behalf of the songwriter & rights holders.
The service is currently open only to artists who use MusicDigi for distribution, but the company says it plans to open up the service to all rights holders in the near future.