10 Things to Consider When Submitting Your Worship Song to a Publisher

First, let’s make sure we’re on the same page about what a music publisher does.

The term “publisher” can be confusing because it can refer to the owner of a song copyright as well as to a company that manufactures copies of music for sale—or both. For the purpose of this article, a publisher is a company that owns intellectual property that it wants to exploit.

When you compose an original song, you automatically own both the writer and the publisher “shares” of that property. If there is more than one writer, then the writer and publisher shares are allotted according to the percentage of contribution or by the agreement of the writers.

Songwriters often enter into a formal relationship with a music publisher whose responsibility is Continue reading “10 Things to Consider When Submitting Your Worship Song to a Publisher”