Self-Control (Bonus)

Starting a music publishing company isn't rocket science, but it requires a lot of work. In Self Control, we show you how to begin and maintain your own publishing company.
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This online bonus material supplements the “Self-Control” feature story in the April 2008 issue of Electronic Musician.

From Me to Me

If you are the sole songwriter and music publisher for a song, you can transfer the preexisting copyright from yourself to your company easily and at no cost. Here is an example of an internal copyright-transfer document that accomplishes this task.

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They''re Playing My Song

Winning a prominent songwriting competition is no easy task. But if you''re successful, the notoriety you gain from your win can open industry doors that were previously closed. Here is a list of some of the most recognized songwriting competitions in the United States:

International Songwriting Competition (www.songwritingcompetition.com)
NSAI/CMT Song Contest (www.nashvillesongwriters.com)
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (www.jlsc.com)
The U.S.A. Songwriting Competition (www.songwriting.net)