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Music Publishing And Licensing group

This article gives an introduction to the Music Publishing And Licensing group, it’s purpose and a survey of some of the Discussion topics among our professional members. LicenseQuote founded and manages the Music Publishing And Licensing group on LinkedIN with the following general description:

Music PAL is a professional group for music publishers, music supervisors, advertising agencies and creatives, media editors, licensing buyers and related industry professionals to network, discuss trends and develop their business and career opportunities. Music publishers, composers, songwriters, labels, catalogs, libraries and music licensing buyers are welcome to join. Please visit and join us on LinkedIN.

Music PAL group background

The Music Publishing And Licensing (aka Music PAL) group was created in April 25, 2008, and as of July 2011 reached over 9,100 members.  About 7% (over 600) of our members are music buyers in one or more of these music and media industry capacities: music supervisor, advertising and marketing creatives (e.g. directors, editors & production, etc.), music publishers and libraries interested in acquiring new compositions and recordings to grow their catalogs, and various kinds of business, organization, corporate music licensing buyers. Our members come from a large variety of countries (about 25 at last count) from around the world.

About 10%, also provide related services such as legal, royalty administration, licensing clearance, library aggregation specialists,  management, consulting, notation engraving and various types of A&R, marketing and copyrights specialists.  Generally, if it has anything to do with the music business, we are likely to have members representing all the various related skills and disciplines.

Music PAL group stats

Here’s a breakdown of our group membership stats:
78% – music publishers who own copyrights (publishers, songwriters, composers, producers, etc.) or are authorized to represent copyrights (sub-publishers or co-publishers, libraries, etc.) on behalf of the original music copyright owners.
10% – Music industry product, service or support specialists. See previous paragraph for details.
7% – Music supervisors, music licensing buyers and publisher/library owners seeking opportunities to license music to grow their catalogs with various sub-publishing deals.
5% – Music or music business students, teachers, interns, college professors, journalists, researchers, speakers, podcasters and owners of other music industry professional or networking groups.
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Discussion and Job postings

All Discussion posts and comments are monitored and moderated to prevent spam, advertising and blatant self-promotion activity.  The Jobs > Career Discussions page features listings of formal music industry job/employment opportunites as well as job and business related Career Discussions. These are mostly unpaid job, career or music business opportunity listings and a few “odd & end” professional service listings that don’t belong on the main Discussions page.  Our members are using this page to discover and explore various b2b opportunities and contacts.

LicenseQuote members benefit from Music PAL membership

Many of our LicenseQuote publishing members are also active Music Publishing And Licensing group members, so if you haven’t joined Music PAL yet, please feel free to check it out. Membership is Free and it’s a great place to ask questions, share, learn, grow and network in a spam-free environment which encourages professional discussion, b2b networking, job and career discussion listings.

This is among the most useful resources for all our LicenseQuote publishing members, and all interested music supervisors and licensing buyers will also feel right “at home” on the well-managed Music PAL group forum.

Managers choice

Some of the more interesting and useful discussion get placed in the “Manager’s Choice” (marquee box at top right) which covers important music industry questions, answers, general knowledge, advice and recommendations shared from our members.

Future articles

In future articles we’ll share some of the insights and wisdom gained from our Music PAL member’s discussions covering various aspects of today’s music publishing and licensing trends, advice and related professional and industry practices. Stay tuned for some interesting updates!

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  1. Dacey says:

    Music publishing and licensing group has a big role in a musicians life since it guides musicians how they can publish their music and obtain a license from it.