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Music Publishers

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NAICS Code
512230
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Music Publishers

Description

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in acquiring and registering copyrights for musical compositions in accordance with law and promoting and authorizing the use of these compositions in recordings, radio, television, motion pictures, live performances, print, or other media. Establishments in this industry represent the interests of the songwriter or other owners of musical compositions to produce revenues from the use of such works, generally through licensing agreements. These establishments may own the copyright or act as administrator of the music copyrights on behalf of copyright owners. Publishers of music books and sheet music are included in this industry.

Alternate NAICS Descriptions

  • Music book (i.e., bound sheet music) publishers
  • Music book (i.e., bound sheet music) publishers and printing combined
  • Music copyright authorizing use
  • Music copyright buying and licensing
  • Music publishers
  • Music, sheet, publishers and printing combined
  • Publishers, music
  • Sheet music publishers
  • Sheet music publishers and printing combined
  • Song publishers
  • Song publishers and printing combined

Related NAICS Codes

  • Establishments primarily engaged as independent songwriters who act as their own publishers are classified in Industry 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.

Cross Reference

Find industry codes related to the NAICS Code 512230. This includes General Liability, NAICS, and state and NCCI Class Codes.

General Liability (GL)

58408 Printing--Other Than Not-For-Profit

NCCI Class Code

4299 Printing.

CA Class Code

4299 Printing — all other employees

DE Class Code

0287 Publisher - Performs Product Dist

MI Class Code

4299 PRINTING

NJ Class Code

4299 PRINTING

NY Class Code

4299 PRINTING

PA Class Code

0281 Printing

TX Class Code

4299 Printing & Drivers

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