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Today’s music industry

The modern music publishing industry is engaged in almost every format of music use – from streaming, to radio, to live gigs.

MOVIE & TV MOVIE & TV

No music? No movie & TV magic.

Music publishers invest in the composers and soundtracks which ‘sound up’ the silver screen, from Arcade Fire to Han Zimmer.

We administer film & TV content for film studios and broadcasters by tracking, collecting and distributing revenues.

DIGITAL DIGITAL

Our sector drives the digital music world of more than 100 million tracks
• Audio and video streaming services e.g. Apple, Deezer, Youku, Spotify, Netflix, Tencent.
• Gaming
• Mobile apps
• Voice recognition hardware e.g. Alexa.
• Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
• Virtual Reality
• Download

LIVE LIVE

Music publishers license top international festivals, online livestreams and public performances.

From festivals in a field to online livestreams, we ensure songwriters and composers are paid when music’s performed live.

RADIO RADIO

Remains a firm audience favourite, across all global regions.

Evolving from AM/FM networks to internet radio in cars, catch-up apps on mobile devices. Licensing modes constantly evolve to meet market needs.

PHYSICAL PHYSICAL

From tapes to vinyl, Walkmen, Minidiscs and CDs...publishers continuously innovate and license hard copy formats.

PRINT PRINT

Guitar tabs, symphony orchestra scores, songbooks, school textbooks - our sector makes precious print and digital editions.

CORE MISSION CORE MISSION

Same as it ever was - partner, promote, protect and pay.

Our sector invests multiple billion dollars annually in songwriters, composers and music creation, then brings the music to the widest audience possible, via all formats, then ensures creators are paid (our industry average is proudly 70/30 in writers’ favour).

CULTURAL DIVERSITY CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Music publishers invest in techno, country, classical, jazz, K-Pop, hip-hop, Latin, reggae, folk...

Over 5,000 genres, promoting countless languages and cultures globally.

RIGHTS RIGHTS

“Copyright” isn’t a dirty word, despite deliberate dereliction by some. It’s the ink on millions of creators’ pay slips.

We defend these fundamental rights daily to ensure licenses work and creators and businesses are paid fairly.

DATA DATA

Data drives our industry – not just in how music is listened to, but how it is licensed.

Our industry builds metadata systems and uses tech such as A.I. to ensure broadcast and digital music use is recognised, as well as to find and facilitate creators’ pay.
Modern artist portals and apps developed by our companies make royalty data available to songwriter and composer partners in real time.

FULL SERVICE PUBLISHERS FULL SERVICE PUBLISHERS

Publishers are songwriters and composers’ direct investors and long-term career partners. The suite of services they provide include:

• A&R, including promotion to and liaison with labels.
• Marketing & promotion, online and offline.
• Writer Camps and international co-writing/commissioning opportunities
• Growth market access.
• Social media management and visibility.
• Sourcing artists’ neighbouring rights.
• Full copyright & royalty services, including global song registrations and tracking.
• Legal services & support.
• Licensing and business development.
• Management of society relations.

HERITAGE HERITAGE

This is unique!

We represent some of the world’s oldest companies. They have been bringing masterpieces to audiences since baroque era of Mozart and Vivaldi in the 1700s. These companies are still innovating today.