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The Master Tone Revenue-Share Breakdown

A detailed breakdown of the revenue share arrangements in mobile master tones in U.S….the story takes the example of a sale of 50 Cent “Candy Shop” master tone might break down, based on a retail price of $2.50:
— A carrier like Verizon typically receives about $1.12, or 45 percent.
— The parent label receives about $1, or 40 percent of the total, and out of that pays the artist a royalty. At an estimated 18 percent royalty, 50 Cent would receive about 29 cents.
— The publishers collectively receive about 25 cents, or 10 percent. From that share, the writers are each estimated to receive between 9 cents and 11 cents.
— Performace societies like the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, would receive an estimated 3.5 percent of the total, or roughly 9 cents.