Creating a Fees Invoice for Your Commission or Distribution Fee ✪

If your artist is on a distribution or administration deal, for tax purposes, you may require your artist to invoice you for the total revenue prior to any commission taken, and subsequently for you to invoice your artist for the distribution fee you are taking. In this article, we will discuss how you can automate such a scenario on Curve.

Fees invoices are available to Curve Pro clients only as part of the Self-Billing add-on ✪

For more information on how to add tax to these invoices, we refer to our " Add Tax to your Artist's Royalties" and "Add Tax to your Commission" articles.


Select a Distribution Statement Design in Your Settings

If you wish to create a Fees Invoice in combination with a Self-Bill Invoice, a Distribution Statement Design is required. This will add the Distribution Fees and Costs as a separate transaction on the Statement Of Account, and make sure the Self-Bill Invoice amount is based on the artist's total sales before your distribution fee is taken.

You can select a Distribution Statement Design in your Settings, to be applied as a default to all of your Contracts, as per the example below. Or you can select a Distribution Statement Design only for a select group of Contracts using Companies.


Enable Generate Fees Invoice & Generate Self-Bill Invoice in the Contracts

Enabling  Generate Self-Bill Invoice will cause Curve to create an invoice on your artist's behalf, whereas enabling  Generate Fees Invoice will subsequently make sure you automatically create an invoice for your commission or distribution fee.

The result is a Self-Bill and Fees Invoice to be created per statement. In the below example, John has a total revenue of £633,932.41, and we take a 10% distribution fee of £63,393.24. The result is a payment due to John for a total of £570,539.27.

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