Notes_6_22_09 - sometimes writer gets back unexploited...

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Monday 6/22 notes – publishing large publishers vs small and indie publishers money vs “sweat equity” Self-publishing as an option. International markets should be considered. → Most publishing deals are co-publishing deals → Why sign a publishing deal? - money - administration - exploit catalog – film/tv - networking – introductions - promotion – beyond label - tour money “everything is negotiable” Reversion clause – copyright goes back to writer/original owner after certain amount of time
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Unformatted text preview: sometimes writer gets back unexploited songs after a certain amount of time Never sign anything unless: 1) you have qualified legal advice 2) you have the right to negotiate Bands that share in the income usually stay together; bands who don't share in the income usually don't stay together. Publishing advances and royalties go to the songwriter, not the whole band. Publishing advances are easier to recoup....
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