Publishing pop song arrangements
Date: September 19, 2014
I frequently arrange pop music for my students and after some encouragement from peers, I am wondering how to go about publishing arrangements. I know there are lots of laws surrounding derivative works and copyright, and I have no experience publishing music. Here are my questions:
1. What are the basics of the laws relating to publishing arrangements?
2. How do I obtain permission to attempt to publish an arrangement? (Who do I contact, what/how do I ask, etc.)
3. What are the steps to publish any piece of music, and what publishers should I look into?
4. What other steps or challenges have I overlooked that I should know about?
Any answers to any or all of these concerns would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!