Composition Share asset

A Composition Share asset represents a rightsholder’s ownership of a musical composition embodied by a sound recording. The copyright of a musical composition (also known as a musical “work”) is separate and distinct from the copyright of any recording of that composition.

Composition Share assets are largely provided by music publishers and copyright collection societies. YouTube shows ads on videos when all of the owners (or administrators) of a musical composition embodied in a sound recording specify that they want to monetize their shares of the composition.

When you deliver Composition Share assets to YouTube, you will be prompted to specify which of the following music publishing rights you control for the music compositions that are used in those songs:

  • Mechanical rights
  • Performance rights
  • Synchronization rights
  • Lyric rights
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