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Publishing is the business of literally 'publicizing' a songwriter’s or musician's creations. It’s a complicated business that lacks a succinct definition because of the many different ways this can be achieved. We've attached a worthwhile article on the subject from Wikipedia at the end of these paragraphs to help enlighten you however; publishing in the context of what we do is a relatively simple matter.

The music industry is changing rapidly on a global scale because of the internet. Whereas in the past large corporate empires have been the sole custodians of the greater music business nowadays its open to small-time producers and a host of indie labels. Albums of remarkable quality are being produced from garages, bedrooms and even toilets but more often than not these products are little more than just recordings. They lack adequate cue sheets and special encoding to identify them with their creators and this results in an interruption of the royalties an artiste is entitled to.

Our mission has been to properly encode the masters we produce with ISRC signatures and international GS1/EAN/UPC/GTIN barcodes. This ensures that any song, music or audio catalogue on the internet will correctly identify the copyright holder on interrogation as will the barcodes for hard copies sold off the shelf.

ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code, its a unique number and its assigned to the recordings by a bonefide recording studio registered with a music rights authority or representative in your country. The studio applies it to the master of each track produced on an album, EP or single. In America such industry rights associations are, for example ASCAP, in Britain its BMR and in South Africa its SAMRO. This code will identify the composers and anyone else who has any rights to the audio being encoded. Its embedded between the frames of the digital audio and has the ability to be recognized out of as little as 8 frames of audio, a few nano seconds of sound barely enough to be audible.

Apart from encoding our own audio masters we correctly recode masters produced by other studios in terms of the restoration conventions of the ISRC.

Artiste of the garden route cd display

Musicians on the Garden Route is a compact ergonomic 6 CD display stand from Peace of Eden featuring celebrated artistes from the region. The combination of Jazz, Rock, Trance, Afrikaans, Instrumental Guitar and African Choral music will appeal to a broad spectrum of tastes and its all home grown and recorded here on the Garden Route.Artistes currently featured are Silapha, Steve Newman, Nagual, Wendy Oldfield Offshore, Rudolph de Wet. For more information and supply contact studio@peaceofeden.co.za 

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From Wikipedia:

Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of literature or information – the activity of making information available for public view. In some cases authors may be their own publishers, meaning: originators and developers of content also provide media to deliver and display the content. Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works such as books (the "book trade") and newspapers. With the advent of digital information systems and the Internet, the scope of publishing has expanded to include electronic resources, such as the electronic versions of books and periodicals, as well as websites, blogs, video games and the like. Publishing includes: the stages of the development, acquisition, copyediting, graphic design, production – printing (and its electronic equivalents), and marketing and distribution of newspapers, magazines, books, literary works, musical works, software and other works dealing with information, including the electronic media. Publication is also important as a legal concept: as the process of giving formal notice to the world of a significant intention, for example, to marry or enter bankruptcy; as the essential precondition of being able to claim defamation; that is, the alleged libel must have been published, and for copyright purposes, where there is a difference in the protection of published and unpublished works.