Will I Earn More from Administration Deal or Co-Publishing?
On our "turntable" while answering
this question. Hopefully King Tubby
owns his publishing, too.
Dear Rich: May I possibly ask for some your advice towards factors that may affect income (including net receipts/at source deals) between administration and co-publishing deal? As a general rule musicians fare better under administration deals. One reason is that an administration arrangement is typically for a fixed period of time (say five or ten years) while publishing deals are often for the length of copyright. In that way, the musician can reclaim all publishing rights. Another advantage of admin deals (which isn't reflected in revenue) is that ownership of copyright is not transferred as in publishing deals. Finally, the percentages are often better with admin deals. Check out our previous entry on this topic.