Publishing deals is one of the most complicated deals to secure when it comes to the music business. Music publishers are responsible for ensuring that songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially.
They also secure commissions for music and promote existing compositions to recording artists, film and television.
Producers in Ghana especially don’t earn enough from their production. They often paid just studio time or sessions. Lack of structures in place to facilitate the collection of royalties for contributing to music projects.
Music producer iPappi has inked a publishing deal with Sony Music UK through Palm Wine Music Limited, a London-based music production company. iPappi’s publishing deal will allow Sony Music UK to license and exploit his content whiles also collecting publishing revenue on behalf of iPappi.
Through this deal also, iPappi will be placed on the global market by Sony Music UK, a move which will provide greater opportunities for the producer to utilize his creativity.