Music Royalties From Streaming and Digital Downloads - Are You Leaving Money On The Table? In this video, I cover the royalties generated when your music is streamed or sold via digital download. There are Mechanical Royalties, Distribution money, and Performance Royalties. There is also SoundExchange that collects a different royalty and YouTube content ID that collects all bundled into one. Make sure you are knowledgeable about the music business so you can stay on top of your money!