If you plan on having a music career, you MUST know what is Music publishing. Why is that? It’s one of the many ways to profit from your music. Publishing is more important in this era of music because of how the internet and steaming has taken over the world. Remember, you’re owed publishing royalties whenever your songs are sold, downloaded, streamed on sites like Spotify or Apple Music, played on the radio (including satellite and internet radio like Pandora), used in TV/film/commercials/games, or performed live in a venue.
Music publishing is all about making money from the usage of your music. If you’ve contributed to the writing of original music, you’re owed publishing royalties! It’s very important that you have some kind of understanding of publishing. Not PHD – Rocket scientist knowledge, but a basic grasp of where the money goes in this crazy industry.
I found a video last night on youtube that will give you music publishing 101. This is not all their is to know about music publishing. This is just a damn good head start. Watch this video and take notes. So many artist have been screwed out of money that are rightfully theirs. I don’t want to see it happen to you. After watch this, I’m sure you won’t.