A music publishing agreement is a contract between a songwriter and a music publisher. The songwriter agrees to give the publisher the exclusive right to publish and exploit their songs. The publisher agrees to promote and exploit the songs, and to pay the songwriter a percentage of the revenues generated.
A music publishing agreement is a contract in which a songwriter assigns the copyright of their songs to a publisher. The publisher is then responsible for exploiting the songs and collecting the income from licensing, and then sharing that income with the songwriter. The agreement includes a minimum commitment from the songwriter, expressed as a proportion of songs on commercially released albums, and the contract lasts for an initial term with the option to extend the contract for additional periods.
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