One of the main jobs of the music publisher is to help secure licensing opportunities for your copyrights. Another important service provided by the publisher is the administration of songs and copyrights. A music publisher can help you license your songs for TV, movies, commercials etc. A great music publisher can be very helpful in securing record deals for its writers who are unsigned. And finally, your music publisher can play ‘banker’ help you develop your career and give you a chance to quit your day gig and focus solely on music.
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- At the top of the lesson we talked about…who the players are in the music publishing world.…We talked about songwriters and copyrights.…We talked about the sources of publishing income,…and who the licensees of those songs are.…Now I wanna spend a little bit more time talking about…what it is those music publishers can do for you.…The main job of a music publisher is to help secure…licensing opportunities for your copyrights.…All of the top publishers have a staff…of professional managers who go out…and pitch your music to potential licensees.…
Those managers will have established relationships…with all the record company A&R executives,…the top producers, recording artists and mangers.…Those publishing mangers make it a point to know…what artists are recording,…and what type of material they might be looking for.…After your songs have been recorded and released,…a great publisher will try to secure commitments…from other recording artists and producers…to cover your songs on future albums and singles.…Another important service provided by the music publisher…
In this Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz, Steve Rennie explains what you'll need to know about music publishing to turn your songs into money. He'll talk about copyrights and their value, and why music publishing is important to a successful artist's career.
He also talks about the main sources of publishing income: what they are, who pays, and how much you get. He explains the difference between performing rights organizations and music publishers and how to find and make publishing deals. Start with the first lesson, which explains how a dollar of publishing income is split between the songwriter and publisher.