Print royalties are monies earned from the sale of printed editions of songs. As I said in chapter one, this was the original source of income for music publishers and songwriters when music publishing was in its infancy in this country. Although print royalties have generally taken a back seat to mechanical, synchronization, and performance income, the printed editions of songs are still an important part of music publishing today.
Print royalties differ from other types of publishing income because printed music is not handled by all publishing companies in the same manner. For instance, some music publishers are large enough that they still print sheet music, folios, orchestral arrangements, and other print ...