Are there different types of music publishers?

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Are there different types of music publishers?

As with record companies, music publishing companies vary in size and structure. There are “majors”, “mini-majors”, and “independents.” The majors include multinational companies like Warner/Chappel Music, Sony, EMI, MCA Music, etc. The mini-majors are publishers like Famous, etc. The indies are smaller companies that are individually owed and operated. Major music publishing houses have several departments that each help the company acquire and exploit songs, just like the major record labels.

(Reprinted with permission from Ruben Salazar, Esq. )

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