Writing and Publishing Credits
#989170 - 23/05/12 03:51 PM
Hello Guys and dolls
I am new to the music business, and recrently had to
start signing contracts. On the contracts it states Writing and Publishing credits.
However I don't totally understand what each credit entails. If someone could define those
or lead me in the right direction that would be so great!!
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Assuming the artist is also the song writer (or one of them), then they may assign their
interest to a publisher. There are several reasons why this could be advantageous.
1. Administration - A publisher would ensure that works are registered with
appropriate collection societies and account for royalties generated. 2.
Exploitation - A publisher might secure additional income from works e.g synchronization
licenses, further cover versions etc. 3. Advances - In some cases, publishers provide
an advance on royalties which is then recouped against actual royalties generated.