Understanding the relationship between Contributors and Right Holders is important to properly comprehend how the chain of rights is structured inside of your account.

Right Holders

Right Holders are Companies or Contacts found within the CRM section of your account.

Right Holders are the legal representatives that would perceive revenues from your Organization through the processing of your royalty statements.

In other words, Right Holders are the Contacts or Companies who hold a financial stake in your Tracks and Works.

Right Holders can only be assigned when you are defining Income Splits within the "Splits" tab of a Track's or Work's Edit panel.

Right Holders Roles

Right Holders have roles that allow users to define their professional activities. You define these roles when you add Right Holders to your Tracks or Works Splits.

Right Holders roles for Tracks Income Splits:

  • Artist
  • Musician
  • Producer
  • Co-Producer
  • Sub-Producer

Right Holders roles for Works Income Splits:

  • Original Publisher
  • Sub-Publisher
  • Acquirer
  • Administrator
  • Substituted Publisher
  • Composer
  • Author
  • Composer & Author
  • Arranger

Contributors

Contributors are found within the Contributors section of your account.

Contributors are the entities that are associated with the Tracks and the Works presents in your account.

In other words, Contributors are:

  • the Artists and Record Labels that you assign to your Tracks
  • the Songwriters and Music Publishers that you assign to your Works.

Contributors have roles that allow users to define their professional activities. You define these roles when you add Contributors to your Tracks or Works Splits.

Contributors roles for Tracks CMO Splits:

Artists:

  • Artists
  • Musicians

Record labels:

  • Producers
  • Sub-Producers
  • Co-Producers

Contributors roles for Works CMO Splits:

Songwriters:

  • Authors
  • Composers
  • Composers & Authors
  • Arrangers
  • Sub Arrangers
  • Sub Authors
  • Translators
  • Income Participants

Music Publishers:

  • Original Publishers
  • Sub Publishers
  • Acquirer
  • Administrator
  • Substitute Publisher
  • Income Participant

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