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

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FIFTEEN

The Future of MusicPublishing

Attempting to predict the future is not always a wise move—especially in print. Before I endeavor to prognosticate things to come, let’s take a look back at what I hope you have learned so far from this guide to music publishing.

Music Publishing History

Music publishing is always evolving. From the industry’s earliest days in this country, publishers have been forced to keep up with musical, social, and technological changes. Before the days of recordings and performance royalties, publishers reaped their profits from the printing and selling of sheet music and songbooks.

When recordings caught on with the public, publishers were in constant demand because performers and record companies were in need of ...

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