How to Have Your Hit Song Published

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1988 - Music - 256 pages
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Warner's book is written in a step-by-step sequence that songwriters can use to prepare and educate themselves in the ways of music publishing - an essential guide that anyone associated with the music industry, or songwriting, needs for constant reference. Also included are sample copies of the many forms and contracts songwriters encounter; information on how to read and understand the music trade magazines and charts; and lists of publishers, record companies (with three city maps on their locations), and producers.
 

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Contents

A General History of Publishing in America
1
What is Publication?
7
Copyrights Copyrighting and You
10
Performing Rights Societies When and Why You Need Them
20
How to Choose a Performing Rights Society
24
The New Copyright Law
55
How To Present Your Song
63
How To Pick A Publishing Company
80
The Foreign Market and Your Songs
178
Writer and Publisher Industry Problems and Challenges
181
New Technologies and Their Effects On The Songwriter
204
A Final Note
211
US SONGWRITER ORGANIZATIONS
212
LICENSING SOCIETIES
214
RECORD LABELS
215
ARTISTS AND THEIR MANAGERS
218

How A Publishing Company Works
89
How To Make Publishing Contacts
102
How To Run Your Own Songs
118
How To Publish Your Own Songs
127
Publishing Contracts
138
Different Types of Publishing Deals
169
RECORD PRODUCERS
223
MUSIC PUBLISHERS
226
COMMONLY USED FORMS OF THE PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETIES
231
GLOSSARY
252
Copyright

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Jay Warner is a six-time Grammy Award winning music publisher and writer. A devoted musical historian, he is the author of "Billboard's Book of American Singing Groups" and "How to Have Your Hit Song Published," He resides in Los Angeles.

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