Soundbytes: What is Music Publishing?

A recent interview with Honest Ox Publishing gave some eye-opening insight into the ways in which some musicians are losing money by not knowing what income streams they can tap into. By being the owner of a song, you earn money from its use. You are owed publishing royalties whenever your songs are sold, downloaded, streamed on sites like Spotify or Rdio, played on the radio (including satellite and internet radio like Pandora), used in TV/film/commercials/games, or performed live in a venue.