The Plain And Simple Guide To Music Publishing is a comprehensive guide to publishing in the music industry, covering all of the need-to-know basics such as licensing, copyright and rights management.
Since the publication of the first edition in 2005, The Plain And Simple Guide To Music Publishing has emerged as the premier point of reference on the subject. With sufficient depth to be used as a text on music industry programs at several major colleges, including UCLA, NYU and Northeastern, the book also remains simple and clear enough for the lay songwriter to gain a crucial understanding of musical copyrights and licensing.
In this expanded and updated third edition, with a foreword by Tom Petty, Randall D. Wixen adds greater depth to topics such as the rapidly shifting industry paradigms, the growing importance of streaming and subscription models and the impact of copyright terminations and reversions. New compulsory license media is discussed and updated guidance is given on current license prices, as well as the basics of copyright and rights management.