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Jul 26, 2021

BeatStars’ mission has always been about putting the power back into the hands of creators. From paying out over $150 million to its community , to offering accessible distribution services, BeatStars has strived to change the game by dismantling locks on a gate-kept music industry. We are now expanding our mission of empowering independent creators even further - by entering and shaking up the world of music publishing.

BeatStars and Sony Music Publishing, the largest music publisher in the world, joined forces in March 2020 with one joint mission: to provide Publishing services to the global BeatStars community of over two million writers, producers, engineers, and artists. The initial launch of BeatStars Publishing was open to select members but has now expanded its availability to ALL BeatStars members.

About BeatStars Publishing

BeatStars Publishing offers key administrative services on behalf of all its songwriters, including registering copyrights with collection societies and performing tracking analysis to ensure that all music consumption is being collected and distributed accurately. In addition to offering administrative services, BeatStars also works with Sony’s major music labels such as Columbia, Epic, and RCA to offer exclusive placement opportunities to BeatStars Publishing members. These opportunities place original songs and beats in many tracks recorded by Sony Music artists. Since its launch in 2020, BeatStars Publishing has represented ground-breaking Producers involved in chart-topping songs including “Calling My Phone” and “Leaked” by Lil Tjay, “Whoopty” by CJ, “Goin’ Baby” by Da Baby, “Demeanor” by Pop Smoke (Ft. Dua Lipa), “Star Shopping” by Lil Peep, and “Fine Apple'' by Nic D.  

BeatStars’ publishing administration service is available free for its premium members with 80/20 splits in favor of its members and under one year terms. “[BeatStars] has successfully created a new lane, fostering the collective talent of emerging songwriters and producers online, and we're looking forward to furthering this effort with Sony Music Publishing’s best-in-class service,” Abe shares.

Getting Started

While the BeatStars Publishing Portal is easy-to-use, we understand that learning the ropes of music publishing can be daunting. It's important to understand how publishing works so you can ensure you're receiving royalties that are due to you after your song has been released!
That’s why we’re breaking it down for you. Download ‘The Ultimate Guide To Music Publishing’ below and get the 101 on how music publishing works, why it will protect you, and how you can start publishing your music today.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Allison Belcher
Communications Specialist @ BeatStars

Allison Belcher is a Communications Specialist and music enthusiast living in rainy Portland, Oregon.