Archives of Music Publishing

Down Under vs Kookaburra

There has been a lot of discussion in recent months around the ‘Down Under’ vs ‘Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree’ case. See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/07/2920250.htm?section=justin for the latest. As the parties are back in court this week, I thought it timely to conduct a closer inspection of what is happening in this case. It really comes […]

Eleven Music Industry Trends for 2011

In changing markets there are always winners and there are always losers – the adversarial nature of capitalism demands it. While it is tempting to lean towards the negative –- to paint an apocalyptic future — we hope to highlight potential areas of opportunity in tomorrow’s music industry. ________________________ Trend One | The Three Bears […]

Interview with Peter Hebbes – Music Publisher

A look at the career of a distinguished Australian music publisher, Peter Hebbes of Hebbes Music Group Peter Hebbes has worked as a music publisher for over 30 years in Australia and overseas. He came to Australia in 1977 at the invitation of Festival Records, which was then the biggest independent company, and became the […]

Interview with Angela Glaister – Music Licensing Agent

An interview with a leading copyright licensing agent What benefits are there in using a Licensing Agent? An agent can: find songs to suit clients’ budgets give solid copyright advice so the agency does not get into trouble with clearances offer alternative music suggestions when a song is not licensable or too expensive give speedy […]