When you write original music and register the copyrights correctly and comprehensively, you may be able to start collecting royalties on that music in the following forms:

  1. Public Performance Royalties - Generated from the public performance of your song (like live performance or radio broadcast)
  2. Mechanical Royalties - Generated from the copying of your song (like CDs or digital downloads)
  3. Sync Royalties - Generated from your song being paired with video or motion picture. 
  4. Foreign Sub-Publishing - Generated from sources outside your country.
  5. Printed Music Royalties - Generated from printed sheet music. 
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