Why Assign Your Song to a Publisher? – Chapter 6 eBook Excerpt

Here is an excerpt from Religious Service Exemption and the Fair Use Doctrine in Chapter 6 of our new eBook “Solve the Puzzle of Copyrights: Six Steps To Learning How To Do Music Right” By Susan Fontaine Godwin. You can download the eBook for FREE here.

“Why assign your song to a publisher?”

An ideal partnership would be like a marriage, where both participants bring equal portions to the table. Before assigning your works to a publisher, you should consider the following:

• What do you as the songwriter gain?

• What if you publish your own songs?

• What should you expect from a publisher?

• Who gets what percentage and why?