« Back to FAQs I am a BMI affiliate. I have entered into a sub-publishing deal for representation in foreign countries. How does it work?
Your publisher will either enter into a sub-publishing agreement with a publisher in the local territories or have a subsidiary in each territory. The society in each territory collects the royalties and distributes the writer’s share to BMI on your behalf, while the publisher’s share of royalties is paid to the local sub-publisher who then pays through the royalties to your publisher less an agreed administration fee.
BMI is only entitled to collect your publisher performance royalties if you have not assigned your performing rights to a publisher in another territory. You should review your contracts carefully for the details on the rights you have assigned.