Printed music royalties are pretty small these days, but they still exist! These guys were the first publishing royalties known to the world and why the term "publishing" was used to describe this part of the music industry.
Long before anyone had an mp3 player, let alone a radio, people bought sheet music to play on an instrument at home, parlor room, or concert hall. Like a book publisher, music publishers made this sheet music available for purchase. Hence, these royalties are generated whenever sheet music is purchased.
Songtrust gives music makers the easiest way to get paid publishing royalties from the US and abroad.
We help bands and songwriters register their songs with agencies around the world to collect royalties generated from their songs being played on-air, online, on TV and many other places.