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Frequently asked questions

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is perfect for anyone interested in a career in music publishing, sync or music supervision, as well as those setting up their own music publishing company. It's hugely beneficial for those looking for a clearer understanding of the functions, processes and procedures involved in music publishing or those looking to commercially exploit their own work, or that of a client.​ You should be 18 years old or older. No previous experience is necessary.

Does the course take place online?

Yes. Until further notice, all of our courses will be taking place online, through our virtual classrooms. These online courses take place live, so you can interact with your tutor and other students in real-time! With high quality video and audio, live notes, quizzes and breakout group sessions - the virtual classroom provides an immersive learning experience, where ever you are in the world!

Will I get a course certificate?

Upon completion, students will receive a Certificate of Completion, signed by the tutor and the school directors, in the post.

Do I need to provide anything?

A pen and notepad is all you require! We also provide comprehensive notes throughout the course. You will need internet access and a web browser (Chrome/Firefox). Prior to the start date of your course you will receive a web link and a password to access the virtual classroom.

I have more questions...

No problem! You can call us on +44 (0) 207 078 4022, or email us at info@theschoolofmusicbusiness.com, and we'll be very happy to help.

Which topics are covered during the course?

  • An introduction to music publishing
  • The functions of a music publisher
  • Historical context of the sector
  • Revenues - mechanicals, public performance, sync, sheet music...
  • Artist-writer contracts
  • Types of agreement - single song assignments, exclusive song writer deals and more
  • Terms, retention periods, advances, recoupment...
  • Performing rights organisations
  • Membership of overseas collection societies
  • The creative process
  • The writer relationship with the publisher
  • Samples, mash-ups and covers
  • Co-publishing and sub-publishing
  • Signing decisions - A&R in publishing
  • Working with partners - labels, managers and more
  • Sync and brands
  • Music supervision
  • Licensing in online and offline media
  • The licensing process and agreements
  • The music publishing landscape today
  • Administration processes
  • Future of publishing and new technologies
  • and much more

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