As private equity pours into the music business, seeking a slice of streaming’s steady returns, artists, producers and songwriters are facing a tricky question: “Should I sell my publishing catalog?” To help answer that question Billboard sat down with Grammy-nominated former music executive and artist manager, and current wealth manager, Daniel Weisman, now vice president at AllianceBernstein.
According to Weisman, streaming, low interest rates and lowered barriers to entry are the three key factors behind the uptick in song catalog sales. Weisman breaks the process down and outlines the questions you should be asking yourself if you’re considering a sale. He also provides practical guidance on assembling the team of professionals you’ll need to get a sale done right.
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