Drama Source Royalties
Play Performance/Printed Material Sales/Video Royalties
Author(s) Performance Royalty - 70%
We cover all expenses of shipping and delivery giving 70% of royalties fees to the
author(s). For example, if you play has a royalty of $50 per performance and is performed
by a group for 3 shows the total would be $150 of which Drama Source would send $105 to
you, the author.
Printed Material Sales Royalties - 10%
Scripts, scores, etc. have a very low markup. The main goal, yours as well as ours, is to get your
script used in performance. Therefore we try to keep our profit margins low. Thus, for example,
if we sell your script for $5 most of that will be printing costs. You would
receive 10% or 50 cents.
Sheet Music Sales Royalties - 15%
The royalties on sheet music used for choirs, etc. is 15%. Thus if you had a piece of
sheet music and it sold for $2.00 and 20 are needed for a choir we would do the
copying and mailing of the 20 pieces of music. The total cost to the choir
would be $40 of which you would receive $6.00.
If an author wants to handle all of the royalties and just have us act as a fullfilment center we can do that
as well for scripts that are G-Rated. Scripts of this nature will not have Drama Source as their publisher, but
the author. The author will be in charge of all contracts with the theatre and collect all royalties. Some possibilities include:
- We print the script for the author (usually about $4.00 each in batches of a hundred or more plus shipping) and the author ships them out.
- We act as a fullfillment center for the author printing and mailing scripts that are requested. Scripts would usually be $5 plus shipping and handling and we would pay the author 10%. (These could be paid orders or if the author offers complimentary scripts he/she would pay us for the scripts and shipping and handling.)
- Other possibilites could be worked out. Feel free to contact us.