You are working on behalf of a songwriter who has commissioned you to write a report identifying and evaluating the most important recent developments in contemporary music publishing. This is in order to assist the songwriter on future decisions relating to exploitation of their previous and future catalogues. Use real world examples to show how these changes have affected songwriters and composers.
Research, prepare and submit a formal business report researching and evaluating important contemporary topics in music publishing. Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of the underlying principles of music publishing including copyright, collection societies, publishing companies and key terms of a publishing contract. The report will evaluate important contemporary issues using high level reading and industry media sources to support its argument. All conclusions made should be based on arguments backed up by the research presented.