3 reasons to apply for music royalties  at the beginning of your career

3 reasons to apply for music royalties at the beginning of your career

Having been in the business of music and music royalties for years now, we meet a lot of people from the industry every day. While a lot of our clients are established names from the industry, we also work with many budding music artists. New comers, or those who are yet to start their career, are usually full of enthusiasm and ask a lot of questions. The most common being

Should I apply for royalties at the beginning of my career?

Our simple answer to this is, yes. The sooner you start applying for royalties, the better it is. And a lot of established music artists agree with us on this.

Applying for royalties for your music has numerous benefits. It also opens up a lot of opportunities for expanding your career. Not applying for royalties, on the other hand, could lead to financial loss and delayed growth in your career.

With so much at stake, it’s only wise to apply for royalties as soon as you can, right?

If you’re unsure about applying for royalties early in your career, here are 3 reasons that will definitely make you think again.

Top 3 reasons to apply for royalties at the beginning of your career

  1. The sooner you apply for royalties, the more you earn

    If you’ve applied for royalties, you earn money every time someone plays your music. Similarly, if you haven’t applied for royalties, you don’t get paid even if your music is played commercially.

    If you are a new comer who hasn’t applied for royalties and one of your song becomes a hit, imagine the amount of money you lose. Even if your music takes time to catch on, you can continue earning money from your compositions while focussing on improving your skills.

    Either way, applying for royalties early in your career is only beneficial for you.

  2. Grow faster in your career

    Before a business owner of a music festival organiser decides to play your music, they think about copyright, licenses and royalties. If a music artist hasn’t applied for royalties, a lot of these things get difficult.

    What if the music they’re playing has copyright issues? What if a music artist files a complaint against them for playing their music illegally? To avoid these issues later, a lot of business owners don’t play royalty-free music commercially. For a music artist like you, this only means missed opportunities. If people don’t listen to your music at their favourite hang-out places often, how will they recognise you? If your music isn’t being played at popular music festivals, how will your fan-following expand?

    To grow faster in your career, reach a wider audience and have more people enjoy your music, applying for royalties is the way to go.

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  3. To grow faster in your career, reach a wider audience and have more people enjoy your music, applying for royalties is the way to go.

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    The music industry can be really unpredictable. What works today might go out of style tomorrow. To continue attracting the crowd, you need to update your skills constantly. And sometimes, it could take longer than planned.

    To learn new skills or figure out what you or your audience is really looking for, you might even need some time off. Can you really afford a break, knowing that your income would stop for a while? If you’ve applied for royalty, the monies will keep flowing, while you spend time upgrading your skills. Doesn’t that make things so much simpler?

At Joshua Royalties, we totally understand your struggles and concerns as a new comer in the music industry. We genuinely believe that applying for royalties at the beginning of your career is one of the best ways to secure your future financially and also grow in your career steadily.

Joshua Royalties was created with the sole purpose of helping music artists get hassle-free royalties for their work.

All you need to do is get in touch with us and we’ll do the rest. We register your work, amend the work already in the PRO databases, manage cue sheets, and keep track of royalties. With Joshua Royalties, you need not worry about PRS, IPRS, GEMA, SOCAN or ASCAP. Wish to know more about our services? Here’s what Joshua Royalties does.

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