The Australian  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Billionaire Gina Rinehart has had a victory against Rio Tinto in the High Court over iron ore royalties from WA’s Pilbara.
Reuters  Oct 13  Comment 
Freeport-McMoRan Inc should significantly increase the amount it pays in royalty payments to the Indonesian government if it wants to extend a contract to operate one of the world's biggest copper mines, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.
Forbes  Sep 24  Comment 
In trading on Thursday, rental, leasing, & royalty shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 3.5%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of Pendrell Corp. (PCO), down about 38.4% and shares of Permian Basin Royalty Trust (PBT)...
Forbes  Sep 23  Comment 
Industry outlets including Deadline are reporting that Winkler has hired high-powered Hollywood lawyer Bertram Fields to carry out a hit on Warner Bros. to the tune of $18 million and counting.
Yahoo  Sep 23  Comment 
(Reuters) - Internet radio service Pandora Media Inc said it paid nearly $500 million in artist royalties over the past 12 months, bringing the total to more than $1.5 billion in about 10 years. "It ...
Forbes  Sep 22  Comment 
I have written extensively about the efforts of the recording industry to squeeze blood from the streaming music industry stone by attempting to get allies in Congress and the White House to increase the royalty rate paid by streaming companies...


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Payments made by one party, (the licensee) to another, (the licensor) for the use of assets owned by the licensor. In most cases royalties are periodic payments made for the continual use of assets. The amount of a royalties payment depends on how the two parties have agreed to calculate the royalties owed.

In the oil and gas industry, companies pay landowners a royalty rate for the right to extract natural resources, such as petroleum and natural gas, from the landowner's property. Similar agreements exist in the mining industry for minerals such as copper and silver. [1]

An override is a percentage payout to a person of a mineral interest or mineral lease, that is paid after drilling and production costs are taken out, before paying royalties, or that is paid by an agent or publisher or user to the creator of a work. [2]

From 1550s residuals, “royalties” attested by 1966. [3] Override from "over" + ridan "to ride." Originally literal, of cavalry, [4]


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