Are there different types of music publishers?

Yes, there are three basic, different types of music publishers. Just as with record companies, music publishing companies vary in their sizes, services, and structures. The three types of publishers are: (1) ‘majors’, (2) “mini-majors’, and (3) ‘independents’ (or ‘indies’).

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How much do music publishers get paid?

Discussion of the percentages music publishers are paid for various forms of music income. In exchange for a typical co-publishing deal, the music publisher is traditionally paid 50% of the “publisher’s share” of all royalty Income, which is income from mechanical and synchronization royalties.

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What is a publishing agreement?

Description of music publishing agreement between a music publishing company and a song writer. A music publishing agreement is a copyright contact that a song writer signs with a music publishing company. Per this publishing agreement, a publisher is assigned certain designated copyrights.

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What is a music publisher?

Music publishers collect royalties, administer copyrights, plug your songs, and pay you royalties. A music publisher is your royalty collector and your copyright administrator. A publisher exploits your copyrights and collects and pays all your royalties (except for performance income).

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