How To Be Your
Own Music Publisher

TC Courtney

Episode 85

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Are you confused about the process of publishing your own songs, and wondering how that is supposed to work?

In this podcast episode, host Lydia Walker interviews TC Courtney, who has years of experience working at one of the top performing rights organizations, BMI, and now works in music publishing for Big Machine Records. TC breaks down how the publishing side of things works, to help you keep your songs organized.

Connect with TC Courtney on Instagram here: @tc_courtney

Say hi to Lydia on Instagram! @thelydiawalker

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What We Talk About:

~ How songwriters can get their songs registered with a Performing Rights Organization and get paid as an independent musician

~ How to get paid live performance royalties when your song is played

~ Why it's important to get organized and where to begin if you're just getting started

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