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Music publisher (popular music)

In the music industry, a music publisher (or publishing company) is responsible for ensuring the songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially. Through an agreement called a publishing contract, a songwriter or composer “assigns” the copyright of their composition to a publishing company. In return, the company licenses compositions, helps monitor where compositions are used, collects royalties and distributes them to the composers.

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MATTIAS HJELMSTEDT

MATTIAS HJELMSTEDT

CEO and co-founder of Utopia Music, a cutting-edge music tracking and attribution platform.

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