At a time when artists are independently releasing their own music and acting as their own self-publishers, there has never been a greater need for a simple and easy-to-read introduction to the business and creative aspects of music publishing for musicians.
Written by two musicians and industry pros with decades of experience, Introduction to Music Publishing For Musicians is organized into seven clearly written sections that will help musicians save time and avoid getting screwed. Topics include the basics of copyrights, types of publishing income, publishing companies and types of deals, creative matters of music publishing, and things you need to know about music publishing’s future.The book features:
Bobby Borg and Michael Eames have created a compact, simple and easy-to-read overview of today’s music publishing industry that caters to both students and musicians (songwriters, producers, beat makers, and more) who want quick, up-to-date, credible, and relatable information so that they can get back to doing what they like best: creating music!
Bobby Borg, MCM is a former recording/touring artist, the founder of Bobby Borg Consulting, and the author of The Musician's Handbook, Music Marketing for The DIY Musician, and Business Basics for Musicians. He is adjunct professor of music industry studies at University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.
Michael Eames is a trained composer, songwriter, and pianist with experience in film scoring. He is the president and co-founder of PEN Music Group, Inc. and a member of the Independent Publisher Advisory Council (IPAC) of the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA).
Borg and Eames have taken the very complex business of music publishing and crystallized it into a compact and easy to understand book that will be a huge asset to musicians of all levels of experience. It is crucial in this new digital era of music that all musicians and artists understand their business and the important role their songs play in the overall musical ecosystem. For anyone desiring to get an overview on the business of songs, Introduction to Music Publishing for Musicians is an essential read.
An extremely well-laid out and easy-to-read book that provides a strong foundation to both the business and creative aspects of the music publishing industry today. This book is a must-read!
Author Bobby Borg's website is www.bobbyborg.com.
5/20/2021: Co-author Michael Eames penned a guest column for Billboard Online, titled "In 2021, How Do We Define an ‘Indie’ Publisher?" Link: https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/publishing/9575247/define-indie-publisher-aimp-michael-eames/
7/19/21: Co-author Michael Eames was on a YouTube Livestream to talk about the book and give advice