Music Publishers are businesses that work with songwriters and composers to maximise licensing revenue ("royalties") for the commercial use ("exploitation") of their artists' musical works.
Publishers do this by:
..among other things.
So that writers can focus on perfecting their craft and have time to create music, many publishers will provide writers with royalty advances.
Publishers look after copyright and royalty administration for their writers including registration of their songs or compositions with APRA|AMCOS, which writers or their managers normally need to do themselves in order to collect royalties.
In exchange for their services, publishers collect a share of the royalties generated by their writers' works.
Through agreements with publishing companies in other countries ("sub-publishers"), music publishers are able to promote their writers' works for licensing in other parts of the World, and monitor royalty collection internationally.
APRA|AMCOS Publisher Services delivers a range of services including:
View the Services for Music Publishers brochure (pdf).
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