The Role of the Publisher

Learn how to generate royalty payments for your music and the role music publishers play in representing the rights of songwriters.

Whether it’s digital streaming, vinyl, film, or television, it’s the music publisher’s job to ensure songwriters are properly and comprehensively licensed, so that whenever a songwriter’s work is played, this translates to them receiving all the revenue they’re owed. In this video, Janet Baker breaks down this complex side of the industry; she makes clear the value in collaborating with a music publisher, she demystifies concepts such as songs splits and sync clearances, and she make appart how, in many ways, music publishers are at the center of Canada’s music economy.

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