What does a music publisher do?
A music publisher works with songs and the creators behind the music. The music publisher’s main tasks are to increase their music creators' revenues, protect the rights of the songwriters and play a supportive role in the creative process.
A music publisher can put a songwriter in contact with a network of record companies, film companies, video production companies, advertising agencies, etc. The network can reach out in other countries where they want to promote their music. Music publishers can also create original prints of notes, negotiate with printers, proofread, etc. If a music publisher represents a songwriter, it is the music publisher that registers the songs with STIM and manages settlements and outgoing payments.
Contact STIM's Publisher Service if you need any guidance or information. You can also read a more detailed description of what music publishers do on the Swedish Music Publishers’ Association website.