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

Band of Horses
Hootie & The Blowfish
Iron & Wine



Key genres

bluegrass, roots rock, jazz, and alternative

Local music universities institutes conservatories schools

Converse College University of South Carolina Furman University Department of Music Bob Jones University Department of Music