(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Making Music Make Money: An Insider's Guide to Becoming Your Own Music Publisher, by Eric Beall, creative director of Zomba Music, was published October 31 by Berklee Press.
Beall's primary purpose in writing Making Music Make Money is to give songwriters a sense of the power they have over their own career. The book is not intended to be a comprehensive, technical how-to guide, but instead provides an insider's view of the music publishing business, and offers some practical tips toward helping writers effectively assume their rightful role as a publisher of their own music.
"First, most songwriters need to realize that they already have a music publisher: themselves. As soon as a song is completed, the writer legally owns the publisher's share of the song-it is up to the writer to assign that publishing share to another company, at his or her discretion. The problem is that most writers either don't realize that they are already music publishers, or don't understand how to effectively act as their own publisher," writes Beall.
Making Music Make Money: An Insider's Guide to Becoming Your Own Music Publisher will educate songwriters, as well as aspiring music business entrepreneurs in the basics of becoming an effective independent music publisher. Topics include a discussion of the various roles a publisher plays in the music business: collection, administration, protection, exploitation and evaluation. A major emphasis is placed on the exploitation process, and the importance of creating a sound business model for a new publishing venture.
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