Over the last 3 or more decades we have witnessed a sea change occur that has resulted in an exponentially rapid rise in artists that own their own content and maintain this ownership throughout their careers. Many of the artists that own the recordings, are also the composers themselves. However, there are many situations where the artist is not the composer. Therefore, the architecture of the POLR maintains the distinction between the two.
Though we are witnessing a dramatic rise in artists that own their own content exclusively, and the architecture of the POLR is focused on that ongoing development, many artists currently have a relationship with labels and publishers. Therefore, when the user registers a song in the POLR, they will also fill out the percentages that each entity are to receive when a song gets played. Because the payment process is autonomous, complete accounting transparency will be experienced between all rights holders.