Music publishing contract

What is a music publishing contract?

The agreements made by an author with a publisher regarding the publication of musical works are usually settled in a publishing contract, also known as the Title Contract. This name refers to the works (titles) to which the contract applies. The rights and duties of the publisher are defined in the contract.

In the Title Contract, the publisher promises, among other things, to actively commit himself to the exploitation and promotion of the works mentioned. In return, the author assigns some of his copyright privileges to the publisher, which, among other things, results in the publisher sharing in the exploitation royalties of the work.