When and how much will I get paid for my performance?

When you get paid depends on when you submit your performance, and how the submission date lines up with your affiliated P.R.O.’s distribution cycle. Generally payments will be received 6-9 months following your performance. See below for information regarding submission deadlines and distribution cycles for specific P.R.O.s.

The amount of royalties earned will vary depending on the venue. Venues with larger capacity pay a higher license fee so those shows will earn you more royalties than shows at a venue with a smaller capacity.

If the distribution date in which you expected payment has passed and you have not received your performance royalties from concerts you have submitted, don’t stress. There are a few reasons why this might be the case. First and foremost, always make sure your songs are registered correctly, this could be the difference between your songs earning or not earning royalties. This could involve upgrading other albums of yours to CD Baby Pro Publishing since during that process we register the songs for you. Also, make sure you submit your performance information accurately.

CD Baby will not be able to provide you information about the status of your setlist submission or its payment. Please contact your Performing Rights Organization for any questions you have.

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