Hey everyone. I have a question about music publishing.
All CD liner notes contain publishing credits.
The following is an example.
Publishing for one particular song-
"Martin Johnson Publishing LLC (ASCAP) admin. by Almo Music Corp./Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), o/b/o itself and Anaesthetic Publishing (SOCAN) / 3 Weddings Music (BMI), all rights administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing / PS Publishing / Where Da Kasz At? (BMI), all rights administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing / MXM Music AB (ASCAP), all rights administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing / J Kasher Publishing / Prescription Songs (ASCAP), all rights administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing / Sony / ATV Tunes LLC / Kevinthecity Publishing / J Kasher Music (ASCAP)"
What do all these names indicate?
What's with all the forward slashes?
What is the meaning behind all the acronyms within the parentheses?
How can you explain the "administered by" verbiage?
And why are there so many publishing credits for just one song?