The Wonderful World of Music Publishing - Demystified!

Here is an excellent overview of the general principles and conventions which defines the music publishing business:

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/02/28/understandpublishing

It is a little lengthy, but it will give you a thorough overview of the different aspects you need to understand if you are to make the most of your music copyrights. Do remember that this article was written from a US perspective, and Canadian copyright differs slightly in a few respects, but overall, we follow the US on a majority of these principles

If you have specific questions on music publishing that aren't covered by this article, feel free to contact me (serge@musicnovascotia.ca) for a consultation, and we'll do our best to find you an answer.