What We Do..
main concern as a music publisher is to develop, protect and value
the music which we represent.
publishers require a variety of skills, from the ability to spot
good songwriting that is likely to appeal to an audience to ensuring
that the music they represent is properly licensed and paid for.
thing first. We need to find the songwriter. So we’ll go to gigs,
listen to demo submissions and also have people recommend songwriters
we like what we hear then we sign the writer(s). This relationship
between ourselves and a songwriter/composer is supported by a
publishing contract setting out the rights and obligations of
each to the other. Under these contracts songwriters and composers
assign the copyright in their music to the music publisher in
return for a commitment to promote, exploit and protect that music.
The publisher agrees to pay the songwriter/composer a percentage
of any income earned from such exploitation as royalties.
the writer is signed we will promote their compositions. We have
links with record companies, producers and managers. With the
help of these people we look to secure the compositions with named
artists for commercial release, or in the case of a performing
artist, secure a deal for them with best record company possible.
register the works of songwriter with all appropriate collecting
societies and agencies, such as MCPS
there on in we account to the writers every half year, and continue
to promote and protect their work.
find out more about music publishing and to have some of the above
terms explained further, why not visit The Music Publisher’s Association