Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:14 pm
They said the reason why is that any publisher that's even half decent and working for mainstream media outlets doesn't charge the artists. It's a contract deal, if the publisher can sell the art, both the artist and the publisher make money, based on the publisher's contract with the outlet. That's why the sought-after publishers are so picky about what artists they contract with.. they want to only offer quality to the outlets, and to maintain that status, or they won't get work in the future.
These fly-by-night publishing companies that charge the artists, KNOW they can't sell the material, not because the material doesn't have potential, but because they don't have the reputation or clout to even talk to the music directors of the various media outlets, so they just charge the artists directly, make their money, and get nothing much published except to 3rd rate cable channels and college music stations for pennies or free, seriously devaluing the art itself, and ultimately ripping off the artists.