Music Publishing: A Creative and Business Perspective
MUSC X 448.81
Learn the basics of music publishing through a multi-platform course that covers everything from effective songs, marketing, copyright and protecting your money, and pitching your music to the entertainment industry at large.
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
What you can learn.
- Understand the nuance of copyright law and protect your revenue with it
- Become knowledgable in publishing deals and contracts
- Discover how to improve your chances at becoming seen, heard, and signed as an artist
- Understand how to start your own music publishing company
- Learn about the various music organizations and when to join them
About this course:
This entry-level course is of interest to songwriters, bands, and producers, but applicable to anyone who wants to learn both the creative and business basics of music publishing from A-Z. You will learn how to improve your chances for getting seen, heard, and signed. Topics include effective songs, broadcast quality recordings, and brand equity; how to ensure that you're not getting ripped off: United States copyright basics, copyright registration in Washington D.C., and co-writer and producer splits; what music publishing companies can do for your career: song-plugging, advances, and copyright administration; how to make sense of publishing deals and copyright assignment: exclusive songwriter agreements, co-publishing deals, and administration agreements; how to get paid for your music and master recordings: mechanical royalties, performance royalties, synch fees, master-use fees, print royalties, new electronic transmissions, and foreign sub-publishing monies. You also learn how and when to join important music organizations and societies: ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Sound Exchange, and The Harry Fox Agency; and how to start your own publishing company: self-publishing, music libraries, resource guides, and pitching your own music in film, TV, games, advertising, corporate videos, movie trailers, and DVD featurettes. No prior understanding of music publishing is needed.
Spring 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.
No refunds after April 5, 2019
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Business Basics for Musicians: The Complete Handbook from Start to Success (Music Pro Guides); read Chapter One before the first class. by Bobby Borg
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