The plain & simple guide to music publishing What you need to know about protecting, and profiting from, music copyrights by Randall D. Wixen. Music publishing is one of the most complex parts of the music business, and yet it can be the most lucrative area of income for musicians. Expert and industry veteran Randall Wixen presents a clear, concise approach on how music publishing works today. It is written for the lay musician/songwriter but contains enough substance to be worthwhile for those already holding positions within the business. Topics covered include everything from mechanical, performing, and synch rights to sub-publishing, foreign rights, copyright basics, types of publishing deals, advice on representation, and more. Get a view from the top, in plain English.
“[This book] could be the most valuable writing partner you’ll ever hook up with.” —Tom Petty
“I stayed up last night engrossed by this book. Everything I once vaguely knew or should have known was written in such a straightforward and well-written style. I’m really trying to devote the necessary time to pull the various strands of my publishing companies together, and your book gives me further inspiration.” —Jay Landers Sr. VP A&R, Universal Records