How much commission do you take of royalties? Andrea R. July 06, 2021 17:01 Updated Follow We take a 15% commission. CD Baby Pro Publishing Administration pays songwriters 85% of any publishing royalties collected on their behalf. For more information on royalty payments read this article. Related articles How much can I expect to earn from royalties? Plus more information about payments How much does CD Baby cost? Is CD Baby my publisher if I am listed at the Pro level? What is the difference between a collecting and non-collecting writer? How can I resize my art to the required pixel dimensions? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.