The Music Business

Jack Robbins hears Ella w Duke & Benny

That’s Ella Fitzgerald singing in front of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Jack Robbins on the right. Born Jacob J. Robbins (1894) in Massachuchutts, he learned Music Publishing as a sheet music salesman and song-plugger (promo man) and by the… Continue Reading…

Aspects Of Music Publishing

The Music Publisher Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business. The people who create these businesses are called entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship has been described as the “capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with… Continue Reading…

Aspects Of Music Publishing

Streaming Music

The word “mechanical” stems from the early days of the music industry when compositions were physically, or mechanically, manufactured and reproduced onto physical products for public consumption. Mechanical royalties are earned per-unit when a song is sold on a “mechanically… Continue Reading…

Aspects Of Music Publishing

Tuesday Music Green

In the age of popular music, the music publisher quite often discovered, recorded, supported and promoted songwriters for their entire career. Dick James, an English Music Publisher, got Lennon and McCartney their first cover recordings before they became huge international… Continue Reading…

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