MANAGING YOUR OWN MUSIC PUBLISHING:
Practical Help for Composers and Arrangers
Abby North, Jillian Ferguson, Dave Black, and Gregg Nestor
Moderator: Jeannie Gayle Pool.
This panel will discuss issues facing composers and arrangers related to publishing and how to make their music available to a wider audience. Changes in music publishing, recording, and distribution over the last two decades have some composers stymied, but some of the basic principles and business models still hold true. We will offer practical advice and solutions to address some of the problems we currently face (including some “work a-rounds”), and will cover topics such as self-publishing, promotion, marketing, distribution, and music licensing. We have plenty of ideas to share regarding how creative musicians can monetize their years of hard work in order to improve their income stream, and promise to keep the complaints and doomsday scenarios to a minimum.