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The Art of Music Publishing by Helen Gammons

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CHAPTER

Getting a publishing deal

8

Have you jumped straight to this chapter? OK, that’s fine, but you’ve missed the chapters on where the gold is buried and how to make your millions, so go back afterwards and read from the top. Without a working knowledge base of all key aspects of music publishing you will never be totally in control or feel empowered to develop your career as a writer or publisher.

On this very note, Camilla Kerslake (the first artist signing to Gary Barlow’s label) has said that her time spent on a Music Business course was the best thing she has ever done, and lawyers she met to discuss the terms of the artist contract were impressed at her knowledge base. As the old adage goes, ‘knowledge is power’.

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