What can I expect from a music publisher?

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What can I expect from a music publisher?

When you sign a publishing deal, you assign a music publisher some or all of your copyrights and/or give them your administration rights. Per your music publishing agreement, they are granted the right to not only collect your royalties, but to license and negotiate other income-making deals on your behalf. They issue mechanical licenses, synchronization agreements, and are supposed to collect your royalties and/or find users and consumers for your songs by “plugging” them.

(Reprinted with permission from Ruben Salazar, Esq. )

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