Publishing & Songwriting

Music Publishing Fast Facts

  • The Harry Fox Agency represents over 1.9 million songs from almost 35,000 music publishers for mechanical licensing within the U.S.
  • Under American Copyright Law, mechanical licenses are required for music to be distributed through online music services.
  • The current U.S. statutory mechanical rate is 9.1¢ for songs five minutes or less and 1.75¢ per minute for songs over five minutes.
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