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FDP Forum / Tin Pan Alley - Songwriting / ASCAP? BMI? What consitutes publishing?

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Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Jan 31st, 2011 11:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Several yeas ago I inquired of BMI and ASCAP as to the qualifications to join. In both instances I wa advised that I had to be a "published composer." Seems to me it's too late by then to gain any benefit from membership.
Also, what qualifies as "publishing." I always heard that you shouldn't sign away or lose your publishing rights.
Is it burning "X" quatitiies of a CD? OR "X" number of photostated copies?

clark bjorke
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Eastern Shore

treading on the preposterous
Jan 31st, 2011 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Publishing 101


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