British music-rights firm Sentric Music thinks that dance producers are missing out on royalties from the tracks that they’ve worked on – specifically publishing royalties from their songwriting contributions. Now it’s trying to help them, with the launch of a new division called Sentric Electronic.
“Clubs, download stores, streaming services, radio stations and television are just some of the outlets that should lead to songwriting royalties for electronic music producers and artists,” said Sentric as it announced the new division yesterday.
Sentric Electronic is a partnership between Sentric and publisher Black Rock Publishing – recently acquired by Sentric – which promises to collect performance, mechanical and neighbouring rights revenue globally, without taking a share in the copyrights of its clients. “Millions of tracks in the electronic genre remain unpublished since release. With Sentric’s platform and infrastructure, and Black Rock’s reputation and expertise in the genre, this is a really unique opportunity for electronic music creators everywhere,” said Black Rock co-founder Mark Lawrence.