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Have your music released
While it might sound obvious because record sales are traditionally associated with providing income for popular songwriters, it is important to emphasise that publishing royalties are paid in addition to those earned on the sale of a CD, download or ringtone.
These royalties are called mechanicals, and they are collected wherever a sound recording is sold. The rate varies according to the country, but in the UK the gross royalty is about 8% of the non-discounted wholesale price paid by a retailer.