Understanding Publishing Contracts

Jay Mistry Lesson time: (11min 51sec)

In this video, Jay explains some common terms that are included in publishing contracts. Get up to speed and understand what is meant by start date, end date, territory, exclusivity, advance, commitment, royalty rates, jurisdiction, warranties.

A sample publishing contract is attached to this lesson, kindly provided by the Musicians' Union.

For more sample agreements, feel free to browse the Musicians' Union website a this address: http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/Your-Career/Legal/Specimen-Agreements

About the instructor


Jay Mistry is a music industry veteran of 30 years and is fluent in most aspects of the music business.

Jay commenced his career at the Performing Right Society and later he joined BMG Music Publishing where he was asked to set up the income tracking department from scratch. In 2003, Jay incorporated Musical Sleuth Ltd which was the first independent royalty tracking service of its kind and boasted clients such as Eric Clapton...  read more

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