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Winding Way Records Licensing Covers

Winding Way Records offers cover song clearance services so our Artists can legally produce and release a cover song and make sure the rights owner gets their mechanical licensing fees.  We are offering this service for $125 a song plus the required mechanical license rate per CD/Vinyl/Download sold.  See the current rates here.

In addition to the original rights owner, we can register the new master recording with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO) so you receive your share of the mechanical license royalties on any covers you release.  See the cover song licensing faq here.

Winding Way is now an ASCAP Publisher Affiliate Member

Today, “3603 Winding Way Music” a publishing division of Winding Way Records, LLC. became a registered member of ASCAP.  We are proud to be a member of this organization to help our Artists gain performance royalties from their music.   American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for songwriters, composers and music publishers.

Winding Way Records, LLC is now a Tunecore publisher

Winding Way Records adds Tunecore Music Publishing administration as an option to secure royalties.  Tunecore helps us distribute music to iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, eMusic, Simfy, Deezer, Rhapsody, X-Box Live, MixRadio, MUVE Music, Groove, Kuack, N Music, iHeartRadio, Medianet, vervelife, Tidal, Gracenote, Shazam, 7Digital, Juke, SlackerRadio, Guvera, kkBox, akazoo, anghami, spinlet, Neurotic, Yandex Music, TargetMusic, Claro-Musica, Zvoog, Saavn, 8Tracks, Q.Sic, CÜR, Musicload and Pandora.

Winding Way Records, LLC. is a now a registered Recording Rights Owner under ISRC

As a recording rights owner under the ISRC system, Winding Way Records is now able to identify its music works using a unique ISRC code to manage its  rights administration in electronic distribution of music through digital distribution companies and download sites to sell content online.  This will ensure a means to automatically identify recordings for royalty payments under Master & Sync Agreements.

Winding Way enters into a 5 Year Publisher Affiliation Agreement with BMI

Today, “Winding Way PRO Music” (A division of Winding Way Records, LLC) entered into a 5 Year Publisher Affiliation Agreement with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).  BMI is one of the largest Performance Rights Organizations (PRO) and by having this agreement in place, Winding Way Records, LLC and its artists shall have their rights and royalties income secured.

“BMI serves as an advocate for the value of music, representing nearly 12 million musical works created and owned by more than 750,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.”  bmi.com

Winding Way PRO Music Member

We are redefining the meaning of "Label"

Winding Way Records is redefining the “Record Label” model that in the past was characterized by shifting the rights and power from the artist to the corporation.  While that model worked for some very successful artists in some instances, in general its focus was on shifting ownership rights from the author to the agency and in the process the artist was stripped of their ownership, creative input and financial opportunities.  We are focused on partnering with the artist and helping them stay in control of their art.

We are redefining the meaning of “Label”

Winding Way Records is redefining the “Record Label” model that in the past was characterized by shifting the rights and power from the artist to the corporation.  While that model worked for some very successful artists in some instances, in general its focus was on shifting ownership rights from the author to the agency and in the process the artist was stripped of their ownership, creative input and financial opportunities.  We are focused on partnering with the artist and helping them stay in control of their art.

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Welcome to Winding Way Records

We are a new independent record label looking for emerging singer-songwriters and bands that are ready to take their craft to the next level.  We are artists too so we know how difficult it can be to find success in the music industry – that’s why we founded Winding Way Records to help others.

We are accepting applications now so if you are ready to record, tour and go professional or ease into it we are your next step.  Let us help you navigate the music industry so you can have a successful journey!

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