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

Jimi Hendrix
Kurt Cobain



Key genres

Grunge, Punk-Rock, Indie, Folk

Local music universities institutes conservatories schools

Cornish College of the Arts, University of Washington, Northwest University, Central Washington University

Fun fact about Washington

Indie label Kill Rock Stars – home to rockers Kinski and other Washingtonians – has its headquarters in Olympia, Washington.

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