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

All Time Low
Future Islands
Animal Collectives



Key genres

Punk-Rock, Folk

Local music universities institutes conservatories schools

Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University University of Maryland School of Music Levine School of Music