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Music Publishing: The Roadmap to Royalties

by Dick Weissman, Ron Sobel

Routledge | June 19, 2008 | Hardcover

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Music Publishingcovers the basics of how a composition is copyrighted, published, and promoted. Publishing in the music business goes far beyond the physical sheet--it includes live performance and mechanical (recording) rights, and income streams from licensing deals of various kinds. A single song can generate over thirty different royalty streams, and a writer must know how these royalties are calculated and who controls the flow of the money.

Taking a practical approach, the authors -- one a successful music publisher and attorney, the other a songwriter and music business professor -- explain in simple terms the basic concept of copyright law as it pertains to compositions. Throughout, they give practical examples from "real world" situations that illuminate both potential pitfalls and possible upsides for the working composers.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 200 pages, 3.55 × 2.35 × 0.24 in

Published: June 19, 2008

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0415976200

ISBN - 13: 9780415976206

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Music Publishing: The Roadmap to Royalties

by Dick Weissman, Ron Sobel

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 200 pages, 3.55 × 2.35 × 0.24 in

Published: June 19, 2008

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0415976200

ISBN - 13: 9780415976206

About the Book

Music Publishing covers the basics of how a composition is copyrighted, published, and promoted. Publishing in the music business goes far beyond the physical sheet--it includes live performance and mechanical (recording) rights, and income streams from licensing deals of various kinds. A single song can generated over 30 different royalty streams, and a writer must know how these royalties are calculated and who controls the flow of the money.
Taking a practical approach, the authors--one a successful music publisher and attorney, the other a songwriter and music business professor--explain in simple terms the basic concept of copyright law as it pertains to compositions. Throughout, they give practical examples from "real world" situations that illuminate both potential pitfalls and possible upsides for the working composers.

Table of Contents

Foreword  1. A Brief History of Music Publishing and Copyright Law  2. Revenue Streams, Sources of Income, and Licenses  3. Performing Rights  4. Publishing Companies  5. Publishing Deals  6. Independent Songwriters  7. Music in Film and Television  8. Music in Advertising and Production Music Libraries  9. Educational, Classical, Sheet Music, and Broadway  10. Foreign Publishing Revenue, Rights, and Deals  11. New Media, Technology, and Copyright  12. Legal Issues and Artist Representation  13. Music Organizations and Resources

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Music Publishingcovers the basics of how a composition is copyrighted, published, and promoted. Publishing in the music business goes far beyond the physical sheet--it includes live performance and mechanical (recording) rights, and income streams from licensing deals of various kinds. A single song can generate over thirty different royalty streams, and a writer must know how these royalties are calculated and who controls the flow of the money.

Taking a practical approach, the authors -- one a successful music publisher and attorney, the other a songwriter and music business professor -- explain in simple terms the basic concept of copyright law as it pertains to compositions. Throughout, they give practical examples from "real world" situations that illuminate both potential pitfalls and possible upsides for the working composers.

About the Author

Ron Sobelis an attorney and the founder/president of North Star Media, a music publishing administration and consulting company based in Studio City, California. NSM is actively engaged in representing writers and their catalogues to the film and television community. Sobel is a former Vice President of ASCAP, the leading society representing composers.
Dick Weissmanis the most published American author on the music business. He has written four books about the music industry. He taught for twelve years in the Music & Entertainment Industry program at the University of Colorado at Denver, was VP for the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association, and has a long-term career as a studio musician, recording artist, songwriter and record producer. His bookThe Music Industry; CareerOpportunities, Self Defense, is currently in its 4th edition.
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