Research taken from WikiHow: http://www.wikihow.com/Publish-Your-Music
“If we wanted to Self-Publish our music video this is what we would have to consider:
Record your songs onto CDs and sell them at shows, through your website, or and/or through a third-party website.
Optional: Make your songs available for downloading (at whatever cost you deems appropriate). You can do this through your own website or through a third-party website. A simple personal site doesn’t present many difficulties, however, if you would like to create something more refined, like establish an online store – that would demand more knowledge and efforts. At some of the platforms you can sell not only sheet music but also the rights for its performance.
Register with a performance rights organisation (PRO). This is essential so if airplay and other public uses of your music occur, you can get paid.
- Pick a name for your publishing company. This is what checks will be made out to.
- Register with a publisher. Register as a musician as well for whichever organisation you choose.
- Once the name is approved, file a DBA (Doing Business As) application at a bank. This is done so you can cash checks made out to your publishing company.
- Register each of your songs.”
This research will impact on my final product (music video) as it helps me to understand how I can publish a music video. This is something I can perhaps use when i’m uploading my music video.