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Music Publishing

Music Publishing

ISBN 13: 9781931140096

ISBN 10: 193114009X

Author: Tim Whitsett

Pages: 192

Published: 06/01/2000

Print Book Price: $49.95 Add to cart

Revised and updated in 2001, Whitsett's guide will empower you to succeed at starting up your own company, climbing the corporate ladder in your current job or adding profits to your current music business activities. Through this one-of-a-kind book you'll learn how to forecast sales, calculate advances, evaluate copyright purchases, negotiate contracts and licenses, manage personnel and company affairs efficiently and maximize commercial potential plus much more.
  • Used by schools and industry professonals the world over to understand the intricate business of music publishing in the United States.
Author Bio
Tim Whitsett
Tim Whitsett's music publishing career began at 17 when he formed his own company. After college, he joined Stax Records in Memphis, later becoming president of the music publishing division, East/Memphis Music Corp. Whitsett was named general manager of Chrysalis Music (London) in 1976. Chappell Music Ltd. (London) recruited him in 1981 as manager, Standard Division.<BR />Whitsett has operated advisory services to music publishers in 15 countries since the mid-eighties. His clientele has included CBS, MCA, RCA, EMI, Chappell, Chrysalis, Island, Virgin, Rondor, Jobete, United Artists, and publishing companies owned by Elton John, Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney. Now based in his hometown, Jackson, Mississippi, Whitsett is associated with Malaco Music Group and frequently provides consultancy services to music publishers and copyright investors worldwide.
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Table of Contents
Music Publishing: An Overview
What is Music Publishing?
Starting Your Own Publishing Company
Songwriter Contracts
Mechanical-Right Licensing
Performing-Right Licensing
Synchronization Right Licensing
Foreign Licensing
Licensing Print Rights
Grand Rights and Dramatic Rights
Licensing Songs for Commercial Advertising
Miscellaneous Licensing Issues
Marketing 101
Company Management