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Being a publisher simply means you own a copyright. You automatically own the copyright in each song you write.
Forming your own publishing company is simply filing an application with a PRO.
A performing rights organization is a not a publisher; it is a company that collects your public performance royalties.
Metadata is data about data. For you it means who owns and who gets paid from your music. This is why it is important. Without it being correct and complete, no one knows who to pay!
Why is it important to have signed, written agreements? So everyone knows what they can and cannot do and what they do or do not get.
The "writer's share" and the "publisher's share" are separate, but both are part of the same source of income: your songs.
There are 4 main sources of publishing income: (1) Mechanical royalties, (2) Sync fees, (3) Performance royalties and (4) Grand Rights payments.
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My handout for talks I lead; a good overview.
You should use this for every song you co-write with someone else.
Questions you should ask yourself before filing for a trademark.
An overview of major issues in a producer deal from both artist and producer POV.
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Dean Serwin | Entertainment Attorney