Frequently Asked Questions
Who would be a client?
What services does TLC provide?
- Songwriters who own their own music publishing.
- Songwriters who do not need a song plugger.
- Songwriters who have had at least one song recorded commercially.
What fee does TLC charge publishing clients?
- Copyright registration with the Library of Congress
- PRO registrations with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC
- Licensing for users: mechanical, print, synchronization, performance
- Quarterly royalty statements for publishers and writers
- Top Song Reports
What does TLC not provide?
- A flat percentage of gross income for publisher each quarter.
- Charge back fee of $30 per song to register with Library of Congress
Will TLC listen to outside material?
- TLC does not pitch songs to be recorded.
- TLC does not offer writer advances.
No, since we do not pitch songs we are only able to service clients that
already have their songs recorded for commerical release.
How long does it take to get a license?
Generally it takes 30 days to turn your request around.
Does TLC handle Master Use requests?
TLC only licenses the publishers portion. You must contact the record label
directly to get their permission to use their recording.