exactly does a music publisher do? A music publisher seeks to maximize
the circulation, the impact and the financial profitability of songs
and to coach and mentor promising writers. In other words, a music
publisher brings two basic ingredients to the table which should
aid the individual songwriter to further his/her career potential.
The first "hat" the music publisher wears is that of song
promoter. Since the publisher's entire business is music, the publishing
company will have a wealth of contacts and experience that should
expand the possibilities for song through media such as print, recording,
video, radio and television airplay and even foreign subpublishing.
A knowledgeable and energetic music publisher who "believes
in a song" can be of invaluable help in getting it to the world.
The other "hat" the music publisher wears is that of coach
and mentor. Songwriters who write exclusively for a certain music
publishing company (staff songwriters) have a great advantage in
that they have personal access to the expertise of the publisher
for feedback on the songs they are creating. The publisher may also
arrange for a writer to collaborate with other writers who are stronger
in certain aspects of the craft, thereby offering a "cross-training"
advantage in the development of the writer's talent. Good publishers
-- like good coaches -- can pull the maximum from those they mentor.
Get Songs to Music Publishers
Paramount Group, Nashville - the Nashville songwriting site is
your connection for info on music publishers and getting your
songs to music business professionals.
TAXI: Music Publishers
Info on music publishers from TAXI: a leading independent A&R
company helping unsigned bands, artists and songwriters get publishing,
film/TV and record deals.
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actors, models, comedians, filmmakers and more gain support and
Web site for information provided by the Music Publishers' Association
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