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

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Inside the MusicPublishing Company

Publishing companies come in all sizes. As you will see in the coming chapters, it is possible to run a small publishing operation all by yourself. Slightly larger companies may need anywhere from three to twelve people, while a major publishing enterprise may have scores of employees located around the world.

In recent years, because so many of the large publishing companies have merged, there are fewer companies that fall into the category of the major music publisher. Most publishing companies today are of the smaller variety, consisting of a handful of employees. No matter what size the company is, there are certain functions that a publishing enterprise must undertake to be fully operational. These ...

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