There are a lot of misunderstanding and misconception about how copyrights and royalty fees word in favour of musicians in the industry. As a short way of explaining, can say copyright fees are the the funds you are supposed to receive any time your music, composition, lyrics, etc, is being used, played or performed in any sort of public form.
Here I break down the copyrights in a simple way.
In general, we have 2 type of copyright regulations. One is "Reproduction Rights" and other one is "Performance Rights". Before we go through them, note that as the creator of a piece of music, you must register your work with the copyrights protection societies be get the benefits below.