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

Bon Iver
Steve Miller
Violent Femmes

PROS WITH REGIONAL PRESENCE

SONGWRITER PUBLISHERS

Key genres

Indie, Heavy Metal, Punk Rock

Local music universities institutes conservatories schools

Lawrence Conservatory of Music University of Wisconsin–Madison University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Fun fact about Wisconsin

Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, and his techniques served as inspiration for the Gibson Les Paul.

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