The Art of Music Publishing by Helen Gammons
An entrepreneurial guide to publishing and copyright for the music, film, and media industries

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Do you want to pursue a career and succeed in the lucrative area of music publishing? The Art of Music Publishing provides real inspiration and a tangible hands on perspective to this exciting side of the high-risk, high-reward music business.

Prepare yourself for a career in music publishing and understand this complex but profitable part of the music business. Author Gammons walks you through all you need to know * understanding the role of the publisher * copyright * managing rights * income streams * contracts*. Learn how, when and where income is generated in all the current areas of business as well as exploring the new industries offering new income streams and the business models that are developing.

The supporting website includes video interviews and podcasts with music business legends.

'If there is anything that Helen Gammons doesn't know about music publishing, it's probably not worth knowing! If you want to take it to the next level in music publishing - read this book. I know I'll be referring to it often.'
David 'Hawk' Wolinski
Composer of "Aint No Body" (Rufus and Chaka Khan) and one of the most covered songs ever.

"Whether you're already a music publisher or would like to be one, this book will give you a mass of useful information - fresh ideas, up-to-date legal opinions, video interviews with music biz legends, provocative thoughts about where the business is heading, and plenty of good anecdotes."
From Simon Napier Bell 
Manager: The Yardbrids, George Michael and Wham, Marc Bolan. Japan.


About Helen Gammons

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Helen Gammons - MBA. Has three decades of experience as International Creative Director and Business Affairs for leading industry companies, responsible for music publishing, music supervision, synchronization, licensing of songs and masters, business affairs, and artist development. Helen is currently Head of Business Studies at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in the UK ( Executive Director of Planet Audio Group (, including and Executive Producer on forthcoming Hollywood movies. Helen also advises music companies as a business mentor for
Published January 12, 2011 by Focal Press. 232 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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