Works Interested Party Roles

Adapter

The author or one of the authors of an adapted text of a musical work.

Administrator *

An interested party that collects royalty payments on behalf of a publisher that it represents.

Arranger

A modifier of musical elements in a musical work

Author, Writer, Lyricist

The creator or one of the creators of a text of a musical work.

Composer

The creator, or one of the creators, of the musical elements of a musical work

Composer/Author

The creator or one of the creators of text and musical elements within a musical work

Original Publisher

The interested party which has acquired by agreement with a composer and/or author rights in a work for a stipulated territory and for a stipulated duration

Publisher Income Participant *

A person or corporation that receives royalty payments for a work but is not a copyright owner.

Sub-Author

The author of a text substituting or modifying an existing text of a musical work

Sub-Publisher *

The interested party which has acquired by agreement with a publisher rights in one or more works for a stipulated territory and duration.

Sub-Arranger

A creator of arrangements made on behalf of the sub-publisher. Note: cannot be used on WID submissions

Substituted Publisher *

A publisher acting on behalf of publisher or sub-publisher

Translator

The modifier of text of a musical work into a different language

Associated Performer

An artist commonly associated with a work whose name can be used for accurate identification