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It All Begins with the Music: Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business by Dan Kimpel, Don Grierson

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Chapter 10. The Publisher

Publishing might be a more stable business environment these days than a traditional record company, but both have much in common: They are copyright owners. There is more music usage in various media than ever before. Music publishing refers to all business done on behalf of the songwriter and his or her creations. There can be an enormous amount of income for the owner of a copyright. While a songwriter can be his or her own publisher, being connected to a full-service publishing company can have definite advantages. Those companies are basically set up to exploit copyrights in all of the media that are available in this day and age, including master recordings, film/TV placement, commercials, Internet, iTunes, ring ...

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