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Introduction to the Music Industry: An Entrepreneurial Approach by Catherine Radbill

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CHAPTER 7Songwriters and Music Publishers

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

This chapter provides an overview for songwriters who are thinking about entering into a publishing contract. The six types of publisher contracts are reviewed in detail. You will help Third Rail decide if they should seek out a third-party or become a DIY publisher.

KEY TERMS

  • A&R function of a publisher
  • Advance
  • Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music
  • Co-writing
  • Development Deal
  • Harry Fox Agency
  • NMPA
  • Recoupable
  • Rights transfer
  • Royalty stream
  • Sampling
  • Scope of work
  • Termination rights
  • Types of publishing contracts
  • Writer’s draw

INDUSTRY ESSENTIALS: SONGWRITERS AND MUSIC PUBLISHERS

The Relationship

In contrast to how a writer chooses a PRO, the formal relationship between a publisher and a ...

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