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A Look At Co-Publishing, Sub-Publishing, and Administration Agreements By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In a prior installment, we examined the traditional songwriter and music publisher relationship, including reviewing some standard clauses that an artist would find in many publishing arrangements.  We will now explore a few other contractual relationships that can exist between a music...
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An Examination Of The Songwriter and Music Publisher Relationship By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. We will now examine the music publisher and its exclusive publishing agreement with a songwriter.  In addition to the standard exclusive publishing agreement explored below, there are other types of related agreements a songwriter could potentially sign with a music publisher,...
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By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Every new musician is told by some other musician or industry professional “to keep your publishing” or some variation of this.  Such a statement is archaic and a potentially career debilitating mistake.  A better understanding of what “publishing” monies consist of and why this outdated advice of “keeping your publishing...
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