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

Missy Eliott
Pharrell Williams
Jason Mraz



Key genres

Blues, Hip-Hop, Rock-and-Roll

Local music universities institutes conservatories schools

George Mason University James Madison University Liberty University Virginia Commonwealth University Shenandoah Conservatory Christopher Newport University Longwood University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Sweet Briar College