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Distribution rights

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What are distribution rights?

Distribution Rights mean the right to distribute a musical work or sound recording.

What are distribution rights?

In the music industry, distribution rights are the rights to distribute a or online through downloading of digital copies and interactive streaming or sales of copies of sound recordings on physical products such as CDs or vinyl records.

Distribution rights are based on the right of and may or may not involve the right of which are part of the protected by . They may be licensed as part of the , or separately.

For more information, explore our pages on Mechanical Rights, Rights in Musical Works, and Rights in Performances and Sound Recordings.

Who has the distribution rights?

Distribution rights are owned and between the and sometimes of the musical work, the owners of the sound recording, and .

Visit our pages on Songwriter Splits and Sound Recording Splits to learn more.

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