Music Publishing Administration

With our Music Publishing Administration service, we administer your compositions by licensing, registering, and collecting royalties, ensuring you are not leaving any money on the table.

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We collect and distribute Publishing Rights royalties
For Songwriters and Composers.

1710Media's Music publishing administration service helps songwriters and composers manage their music copyrights and collect royalties from the use of their songs. We handle the registration of copyrights, licensing songs, tracking usage, collecting royalties, and distributing payments to the rightful owners.

We have a system in place to pitch, liaise, license, and collect royalties when your Music is used;

  • Businesses that play / Use background, recorded, broadcast, or live music in public.
  • On Terrestrial radio (FM/AM radio stations) and Television stations.
  • In Digital marketplaces (iTunes, Amazon, etc).
  • On Interactive or on-demand streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, etc).
  • On Non-interactive webcasters (Pandora, Rdio, etc).
  • As physical products (such as records, CDs, and DVDs - Alaba Mixtape, etc).
  • Into audio-visual entertainment (Synchronization) including TV, film, games, Social Media, and advertising.

Your compositions will be registered with collection societies that pay performance and mechanical royalties when your music is used, sold, streamed or performed publicly.

Why register for Music Publishing Administration?

Using a music publishing administration service can help songwriters and composers protect their intellectual property, increase their revenue, and streamline the process of managing their music copyrights and royalties.

Increased revenue

Our music publishing administration service can help songwriters and composers collect all the royalties they're owed for the use of their music, which can increase their revenue and provide a steady stream of income.

Protection of copyright

Our Music publishing administration services can help register and protect the copyrights of songwriters and composers, ensuring that their intellectual property is protected from unauthorized use.


Managing music copyrights and collecting royalties can be time-consuming and complex. By using our music publishing administration service, songwriters and composers can focus on their craft while our service takes care of administrative tasks.

Global reach

We have the ability to collect royalties from all over the world, making it easier for songwriters and composers to earn money from their music no matter where it's being used.


We have the knowledge and expertise to navigate the complex world of music copyrights and royalties, ensuring that songwriters and composers are receiving all the royalties they're entitled to.

Access to licensing opportunities

Our Music publishing administration service can help songwriters and composers connect with licensing opportunities for their music, which can lead to exposure and new revenue streams.


We register every composition you submit with the societies and digital partners in Nigeria and over 60 other countries. No limit to the number of works you can register.


If you are affiliated with a PRO, no problem! You can remain a member with them and join our service – We collect royalties in addition to what they collect (all income types – not just performance).


Our proprietary tools allow us to track every recording of your songs and ensure you're being paid for each of them.


We have the infrasture and partnerships to claim your; Performance, Mechanical, and Synchronization Royalties. You can claim royalties from as far back as 2 years ago in many cases.


We Provide statements each quarter with track, source, and country information so that you can see exactly which compositions have been used: how, where, and when. 


We are a team of music lovers that are dedicated to ensuring revenue flows back to the right people with a focus on delivering a friendly and transparent service to our clients.


Check out some of the Most Frequently asked questions relating to Music Publishing Administration.

Music publishing administration is a service that relieves artists of publishing responsibilities so they can focus on creating and building their audience. A publishing administrator will help you earn money from the composition by managing your copyright and income.

1710Media will register your music with performing rights organizations and collection societies across the world - they charge any businesses for the right to play recordings or host performances of your music.

The PRO will then distribute royalties to you, the artist, through your publishing administrator (US). You'll receive compensation when your music plays on the radio, at a restaurant, on a TV broadcast and more.

We act as a publishing administrator for our clients, meaning we can register songs and collect royalties on their behalf without owning any percentage of their copyrights.

With 1710Media as your administrator, your works will be connected to Performing Rights Organizations (PROs), Collective Management Organizations (CMOs), and other collection socities locally and internationally.

We register songs with 60+ performance and mechanical collection societies worldwide in order to collect royalties generated from sales, streams, radio play, live performances, television broadcasts, etc.

The various societies process the registrations at different paces, and pay royalties out on varying timelines, so it typically takes 4-12 months before clients see their first royalty statement.

After the initial statement, as long as royalties are being generated, they'll be paid out by us quarterly on the following quarter they are released. We take a 10% commission on all royalties we collect on your behalf.

Music Publishing Administration involves the administration and collection of royalties related to musical compositions. Publishing administration allows you to collect royalties from the usage of your musical compositions worldwide. 

Music Copyrighting involves the registration of a composition with the NCC as a legal copyright. Filing a registration of your song with the NCC allows you to make a legal case against any entity or individual who steals your original creative ideas. 

Performance royalties are earned when your composition is played on digital radio-like services (e.g. Pandora), when your composition is accessed and played through on-demand streaming services (e.g. Spotify), and when your composition is performed in venues, bars, and restaurants. 

Mechanical royalties are those you earn for any reproduction of one of your compositions. There are a few instances where mechanical royalties will come into play.

Today, mechanical royalties from streaming services are the most prominent form you can earn. Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL and others will pay you a small amount for every stream your songs receive.

No. It would also not benefit you and would create more of a complicated royalty collection process for yourself so we recommend signing up with us for Publishing royalty collection.

This is situation-dependent on the deal you signed with the record label and/or if you've given up publishing rights to your music. You will need to do some close research to discern which songs (if any) you are allowed to register and collect with our service. Please address this situation carefully with your label(s).

If the label states in the contract that it owns a percentage in your composition/publishing, explicitly states that it is the publisher and assumes all responsibilities thereof, including to handle administration and collection of all publishing royalties worldwide, then you shouldn’t register with us the songs released by that label. (But you can still register with us as a songwriter for publishing administration to collect publishing royalties for your other songs.)

However, some record labels can get confused. The definition of “publishing” is unclear to some, and some call themselves the “publisher” of a song. It gets tricky when the label claims to be the publisher but there is no explicit statement of any of the above in your artist-label contract. If there is no explicit statement of this and if you have never received any publishing royalties from your label or from your PRO, then your label is not the publisher and cannot claim it. We can be your publishing administrator for your song.

No. As a publishing administrator, we take no ownership of your copyrights. We collect a 10% fee on anything we collect for you. When the term is over you are free to renew, take over the administration yourself, or sign with another publisher. You always keep ownership of your publishing with 1710Media.

Performing rights organizations like ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC collect your performance royalties only, and we work with them to collect these royalties on your behalf. In addition, 1710Media is also able to collect 13 different types of royalties for you, some of which are nearly impossible to collect without a publishing administrator.

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