Facts, and education on Music Publishing
Nashville Songwriting, by award winning songwriter and producer Jerry Cupit, is a comprehensive learning manual that is the direct result of his 17 years of active working experience in the music industry. Nashville Songwriting describes in detail: song structure, lyric and melody information, the Nashville Number system, copyright information, sample contracts, music publisher listings, songwriting organization listings, do's and don'ts of the music industry and music business etiquette.
ASCAP: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers membership association of U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly. As a global leader in music rights management, BMI serves as an advocate for the value of music, representing more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.