The Universal Music Publishing Group's Royalty Windows portal now provides real-time processing of royalties with balance updates as they are booked and collected, according to the company. In addition, the UMPG portal now allows for its writers to request an advance against their incoming royalties at any time for no additional fee. Initially, the later component is being rolled out to the U.S. and U.K, with the rest of the world gaining that capability over the next year.
"Universal Music Publishing Group continues to be at the forefront in offering the very best system and global copyright administration worldwide," Universal Music Publishing Group chairman and CEO Jody Gerson said in a statement. "Because of our industry-leading technology we're able to continually develop new features and services that meet the needs of our songwriters."