FAQ - Do I own my publishing if I don’t have a publishing company?

As a songwriter, you inherently own the publishing rights to your music and you retain creative control.

Member Comments

Posted by charles nunez on 2004-11-08 at 6:15:15 pm

does this also apply to producers?

Posted by Darrell C. Murphy on 2004-11-10 at 5:45:10 am

Iwant to let someone listen to my song,
do I need a release form, to protect myself from them using my song without my premission.

Posted by dan trilk on 2004-12-10 at 10:47:45 am

I’m in a band with 2 other people and we just finished a full length recording which is getting some interest but isn’t picked up yet.  should we start up our own publishing company now or just sign up as individual writers?

Posted by Lisa Lindsey on 2004-12-26 at 3:45:45 am

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Posted by Miguel Richardson on 2005-02-18 at 4:30:19 pm

How often are the publishing royalties paid, is it based on a certain amount per album sold?

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