What is Music Publishing

Music Publishing is the business of protecting and promoting song copyrights and collecting the royalties that these copyrights generate. Think of a song as intellectual property (it's an original piece of art!), and music publishing as the business that makes sure that songwriters get paid a fair compensation when their intellectual property is used by companies. Those companies could be record labels (mechanical royalties), radio stations, bars, and restaurants (performance royalties), or film studios and advertising agencies (sync license fees), and many more. 

Local Legends




Neukolln, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg

Key genres

HipHop/R&B, EDM, Techno, Industrial, Rock, Metal, Noise

Local music universities institutes conservatories schools

College of Music at UDK (University of Art Berlin), The Hanns Eisler School for Music (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin), BIMM Institute Berlin

Important studios

Hansa Studios

Musically historical sites

Deutsche Oper Berlin