Music publishing

Authors: Towse, R.

Pages: 371-378

ISBN: 9781788975797

DOI: 10.4337/9781788975803.00047


Music publishing has been the Cinderella of studies of the music industry, though it is fundamental to other branches and to other creative industries which include musical performances. Historically, composers and songwriters were paid a buy-out fee for the musical copyright, and music publishers’ revenues came from sales of printed music. The advent of sound recording and radio signalled a switch to the management of royalty income via collecting societies.

Source: Scopus