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What is the difference between a collecting and non-collecting writer?

A "collecting writer" is defined as a songwriter that we will collect publishing royalties for in relation to a CD Baby Pro release. 

The reason we make the distinction between a collecting and non-collecting writer is that some writers want us to collect publishing royalties on their behalf and others don’t. 

In addition to that, a writer could be a collecting writer for one set of songs (album) and not for another set of songs (a different album). 

If signing up a CD Baby Pro submission, you’ll need to list at least one writer as collecting when filling out the Track Information Menu.

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