Dubspot NY EDU Fall Sessions: Publishing and Royalties w/ Barry Cole – 11/14

On Friday November 14th our Dubspot NY EDU Fall Sessions continue a special workshop that focuses on music publishing rights and royalties with Dubspot’s Barry Cole. 


Dubspot LA EDU Fall Sessions
Publishing and Royalties – Both Sides of The Coin
w/ Barry Cole (Dubspot)

Friday November 14th
3:30 PM – 5:30 pm DSNY Room 6

For this week in our EDU event series we are focusing on two of the most important aspects of being a professional musician or recording artist: publishing and royalties. Esteemed Dubspot instructor and professional music supervisor Barry Cole will address topics such as ”what does it mean to publish your work?” and “how do royalties get directed to you?” in this worksop. He will also explain the difference between artists, performance, mechanical, international and streaming royalties and how to create additional revenue streams.

Get the inside scoop on how to take your career further by knowing your rights in music publishing. This event is not to be missed! This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited so please arrive early and RSVP at our Facebook event page.

About Your Host

Barry Cole is a seasoned music supervisor who has an impressive list of credits, including work on the films American Psycho, Sling Blade, Super Troopers, and Marley. Check out his IMDb page for a full list.

Understanding Performance Rights Organizations / Music Royalties

Last year Dubspot contributor Michael Emanu investigated many aspects of this topic in three parts. Read parts one, two, and three.


Performance Rights Organizations (PROs for short) collect money for the composer(s) and publisher(s) of music which is heard either live or recorded in the public forum. This includes music for television, movies, live performances/concert venues, and other public places (theme parks, shopping malls, restaurants, bars/clubs). The PROs do not collect for Internet royalties (webcasters, internet radio) or mechanical royalties (collected and paid out by the record company).

In the USA there are 3 main players, ASCAP “American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers,” BMI“Broadcast Music Inc” and SESAC “Society of European Stage Authors and Composers.” These main PROs in the US are also affiliated with PROs in all international markets. This means if you have a hit single in Belgrade, the Serbian PRO (SOKOJ), will collect royalties and transfer them to your local PRO for distribution. (read more)

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Anyone who comes by will have the opportunity to ask our instructors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy, and watch live music production and DJ demos. You can even sit down at one of our workstations and take it for a test drive. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, we suggest you stop by one of our Open Houses to learn more about the school, understand what the learning process at Dubspot entails and help you decide what is best for you. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.