Who We Are
We are a group of industry veterans and fresh talent combined to create MIB Entertainment! MIB Publishing is one of four core divisions of MIB Entertainment that manages the Catalog and Publishing aspects of the business. We are always looking for top noted songs, industry standard masters, or unique masters that we can further develop alternative revenue stream from, thus exponentially increasing the catalog's value. MIB Publishing is uniquely positioned to leverage catalogs contents to generate new revenue streams in the music, film, television, advertising, radio, videogame, and commercial industries.
How Publishing Works
Copyrights are the foundation of the music industry. In the music industry, a “Master” or original registered recording is Copyrighted and then the writer, owner, publisher or performer of music can receive royalty income through the granting of publishing rights or recording rights to other parties. Millions of Songs, music, sounds and jingles or combinations of digital sound (compositions) are written and then copyrighted. “Catalogs” are a collection of such compositions or partial rights to revenue streams from the Copyrighted materials. The Composers of the Master Recordings needs to copyright the work to protect the rights to the composition. A publisher will handle this process and then promote the recording. Composer/Publisher Relationships or agreements vary but usually take one of the following structures: The composer worked independent of the publisher and after the recording was made they approach a publisher and negotiate or they work for the publisher and will jointly own the master with the publisher. Once a contract is entered into with a publisher the work is copyrighted and then whenever that composition is used in a sound recording (e.g. CD or Download), broadcast, televised or performed in public, a royalty is generated. Typically the ownership and income division between composers and publishers falls into a range from 50-50 to 70-30 in favor of the composer. At one point, the composer could not sell their rights but the law and market now allow this if so desired.
Music publishing rights include the right to distribute music in any form or medium to the public by sale or other transfer of the right to use (e.g., renting, leasing or lending). Publishing rights also include the right to distribute music to others for further distribution. Depending on the presentation, form or medium by which the music is to be published (e.g., sheet music, CDs or downloads, television or motion picture soundtrack, Internet display, etc.), the distributor must obtain licenses from the publisher(s) for the mechanical reproduction rights, performance rights or synchronization rights in the works used. The stream of income generated from these types of exploitation is generally referred to as Publishing Income. There are four primary streams of income generated by publishing rights.
The income-generating period of copyright in musical works is the life of the remainingauthor/ composer plus 70 additional years. Individual copyright owners, or their estates, often wish to sell their copyright interests and a market exists to acquire them.
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