Music Publishing

MUSIC PUBLISHING ARTICLES

Careers In Music Publishing – http://www.songwriteruniverse.com/careersinpublishing.html

Youtube Creating New Opportunities For Music Publishers and Songwriters – http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2011/08/creating-new-opportunities-for.html

MUSIC PUBLISHING CONTRACTS

Songwriter/Publisher Agreements

1. Single Song Agreement

2. Exclusive Songwriter Agreement (staff-writer contract)

3. Co-Publishing Agreement (Co-Pub)

4. Administration Agreement (Admin)

5. Collection Agreement

6. Sub-Publishing Agreement

7. Purchase Agreement

MUSIC LICENSES

1. Mechanical Rights

2. Synchronization

3. Compulsory License

Blanket License

If you want to use a song in TV or Radio Commercial, you need a Master Use License from the label  (unless you are re-recording the performance) and a Synchronization license (TV) and/or a Transcription license (radio) from the publisher.

Article: How Music Licensing Works (introduction to how music license works, the basics, licensing the song, ASCAP & BMI, Commercials & Film).  Click the link: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/music-licensing.htm

MUSIC PUBLISHING ORGANIZATIONS

AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers) – The Association of Independent Music Publisher was formed in 1977 by a group of Los Angeles Music Publishers, and now has Chapters in both Los Angeles and New York City. The organization’s primary focus is to educate and inform Music Publishers about the most current industry trends and practices by providing a forum for the discussion of the issues and problems confronting the Music Publishing Industry. To see how you can join as an Independent Music Publisher, click on the link .  http://www.aimp.org

The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) – Is a trade association for the American Music Publishing Industry. http://www.nmpa.org

Music Publishers Association – The Music Publishers Association of the United States (MPA) is a music publishing organization based in New York City. Founded in 1895, the MPA is the oldest music trade organization in the United States. This non-profit association addresses itself to issues pertaining to print publishing with an emphasis on copyright education and advocacy. http://www.mpa.org

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