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?