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

J. Cole
Nina Simone
Travis Scott



Key genres

R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop, Folk, Rock-and-Roll

Local music universities institutes conservatories schools

Ambassador Baptist College Appalachian State University (Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music) Brevard College East Carolina University High Point University University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts) University of North Carolina School of the Arts