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The New Songwriter's Guide to Music Publishing, 3rd Edition by Randy Poe

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Mechanical Royalties

This section of the book could more precisely be called the money chapters. It’s time to put away those ‘‘root of all evil’’ feelings that may still be lurking in your conscience and accept the fact that one of the primary functions of a music publisher is to turn a healthy profit. The two main reasons I have written this book are to teach you about the business of music publishing and to help you, as a songwriter, make at least as much money on your songs as your publisher will.

This chapter and the ones to follow will fill you in on all of the major ways music publishers and songwriters receive income: mechanical royalties, synchronization royalties, performance royalties, royalties for grand rights uses, print royalties, ...

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