Written by BIG House writer Ashley Bautista. Composed by WOST and performed by Ginette Claudette.
It’s 3:13am on a Saturday night and I am sitting down to write a post. (Shouldn’t I be at a venue, or at a cigar bar indulging a Johnny Black on the rocks?)
The moment someone hears I’m a music publisher, I often find myself explaining basics, what publishing is and how it works. Though I am passionate about the topic and the law’s simple intricacies, it sometimes get a bit tiring repeating oneself over and over again. Tonight I write a reference I can now point folks to (so I can head to a show or have a drink instead?). So please read this, set me free, and later we can talk shop from a better starting point.
So…What is music publishing?