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Publishing is the business of literally 'publicizing' a songwriter’s or musician's creations. It’s lacks a succinct definition because of the many different ways this can be achieved. We've attached an article from Wikipedia however, publishing in the context of what we do, is a relatively simple matter.

The music industry has transformed significantly in the digital age. Whereas in the past large corporate empires have been the major custodians of the music business, nowadays its more accessible to independent producers and a host of small and micro labels. Albums of remarkable quality are being produced from garages, bedrooms and small spaces but more often than not these products are little more than just recordings. They lack adequate data and special encoding to identify them with their creators and this results in an interruption of the royalties a producer and artiste are entitled to. We endeavour to comprehensively encode the masters we produce with ISRC signatures and international GS1/EAN/UPC/GTIN barcodes. This ensures that our digital audio creations can correctly identify the copyright holder on interrogation.

ISRC is an acronym for International Standard Recording Code. Its a unique number assigned to the recordings by a studio registered with a music rights authority, or representative, in your country. The studio generates and applies this unique code 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. Software encodes ISRCs between the frames of digital audio during the mastering stage and subsequently decoding software has the ability to recognize these ISRCs in as little as little as 8 frames of audio, a few nano seconds of sound barely enough to be audible.

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.