I started a "publishing" company... Here's a little more insight on what that is and what services I can offer:
In order for an artist to sell their music legitimately, and actually get paid, they need to register with many organizations. Most importantly, a PRO, either ASCAP or BMI. At that point, aside from registering as an artist/writer you also need to have a publisher, or create your own entity, to be able to distribute and receive royalties. If you don't, your PRO will keep 50% of your royalties. Typically, publishers are entitled to 50% of your royalties and for that you get a bar code, an isrc number and the ability to distribute music and collect money. But affiliating with ASCAP or BMI doesn't get you any mechanical royalties, nor does it get you a copywrite. In short, the system sucks and is unfair and beaurocratic. In my opinion, half of your earnings for a bar code is steep. Affiliating with the proper organizations to collect all royalties across the globe is just tedious and awful up front, but after it's done it's fairly simple. Soundcloud and Tidal have both introduced direct pay programs for streams, but that does nothing for other platforms or physical copies.
So here's what I can offer:
1. Legit publishing through ASCAP and every other organization needed to collect and track sales around the globe.
2. Distribution to all major streaming outlets.
3. Pitching music to films, tv and video games for sync licensing.
4. Rather than 50%, I'll only charge 20% if everything is ready for sale.
5. If things aren't ready for sale, I can help you get it there. For example: If you write a song but don't have a band or a suitable recording, I can make it happen. If you have a suitable recording, but no marketing/promo plan, I can help. Naturally, the more you need, the higher my percentage gets.
If any of this interests you hit me up. If you are looking to start your own publlishing entity, feel free to send a message and I'll happily share what I've had to stumble through. Basically, I've done all the leg work and am looking to share that with fellow artists so that you can avoid giving half of your royalties to businesses that don't do anything for it.