DO IT Records are proud to offer a publishing partner portfolio that utilizes some of the most significant agents, brokers, music supervisor databases and aggregators in the world. We work with 32 international song collection societies around the world. We’ve built our publishing business on four cornerstones of industry excellence: premium service, uncompromising quality, unquestionable integrity, and great results. DO IT Records provide secure, quick turnaround, one-stop, turn-key publishing and placement programs that allow your songs to successfully compete in the emerging international marketplace.
Each territory has its own procedures, policies and laws governing the broadcasting and public performance of your songs. In addition, every country has its own collection societies for the negotiation, collection and distribution of performance and mechanical monies—both for copyright owners and writer/publishing registrants. These foreign collection societies and organizations have payment rules that are different from those in the U.S.—as well as possibly taking significant deductions from writer and publisher royalties prior to statements and payments. Some of these societies can be very transparent, and others are not.
Publishing Royalties: There are several types of song, composition and lyric royalties: a) Mechanical Royalties from the sale of your songs embodied on recorded music masters, such as CDs or digital downloads, paid by the Harry Fox Agency and the American Mechanical Rights Agency in the U.S.; b) Performance Royalties, which are collected and paid by a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) such as SESAC, BMI, ASCAP or PRS and are paid to the PRO by radio stations and other entities that broadcast your songs; and c) Synchronization Royalties, which are paid when your songs are used in a film or television soundtrack. DO IT Records will ensure proper registration, negotiations and collections on your behalf.
Collection Societies: DO IT Records provide a consolidated global solution for the collection of song performance rights from global Performing Rights Organizations for performances of works on radio, television, live concerts, websites, airlines and more. Our PRO affiliates include:
Australasia: AMCOS; Australia: APRA; Belgium: SABAM; Brazil: UBC; Britain: MCPS; Canada: CMRRA and SOCAN; Chile: SCD; Colombia: SAYCO; Denmark: KODA; Finland: TEOSTO; France: SACD and SACEM; Hungaria: ARTISJUS; Germany: GEMA; Ireland: IMRO; Italy: SIAE; Japan: JASRAC; Netherlands: BUMA, CEDAR and STEMRA; Norway: NCB and TONO; Portugal: SPA; Spain: SGAE; Switzerland: SSA and SUISA; Trinidad and Tobago: COTT; United Kingdom: PRS; Venezuela: SACVEN; United States: ASCAP, BMI and SESAC; worldwide: BIEM and CISAC.
Each territory has its own procedures, policies and laws governing the licensing, performance and sale of songs in its territory. In addition, every country has its own collection societies (see above) for the negotiation, collection, distribution and quality control of performance and mechanical monies. These foreign collection societies and organizations have payment rules very different from those in the U.S. and each other.