Shapiro Bernstein Now Representing Nico Segal

Shapiro Bernstein is thrilled to represent writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, Grammy award winning songwriter, Nico Segal. Formerly known as Donnie Trumpet, Nico is known for pushing creative boundaries … As Dan …

A Wink And A Smile (McLean, Shaiman)

25 years ago Ramsey McLean walked the red carpet at the OSCARS. He and Marc Shaiman were nominated for Best Orignal Song for “A Wink And A Smile” – forever …


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We are a New York City-based, family-owned, independent music publishing company.   Our diverse, incredible catalog of songs has helped form the soundtrack of the world for over a century.  Our roster of songwriters continues to shape the present and future of music.  


Founded at a time when the prevalence of the rotary printing press made it reasonable to sell sheet music to the masses, Shapiro Bernstein has been at the forefront of all industry and technology advancements.  From being the only founding member of ASCAP still in existence, to challenging injustices to songwriters  which became landmark copyright cases, Shapiro Bernstein has helped songwriters thrive while ushering in advent of records, radio, film, tv, tapes, cd, downloads and streaming technologies.

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The legacy of unwavering integrity, creativity and service has resulted in industry recognition and awards celebrating over one hundred years of business by the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) and ASCAP.  Shapiro Bernstein songs have also earned numerous Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, Ivor, ASCAP and BMI awards.


Representing the world’s most-beloved songs, Shapiro Bernstein fundamentally believes protecting the songwriter is our most sacred responsibility. In doing it is our mission to seek new opportunities to showcase our music, ensure accurate administration and uncover every revenue source to collect all our writers are due.

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Shapiro Bernstein remits royalties twice a year.  Payments are remitted on February 1st for the six-month period ending December 31st of the prior year, and on August 1st for the six-month period ending June 30th of the current year.  Client royalty accounts less than $50 are accumulated and paid by check once the total amount available for distribution reaches $50, provided we have the relevant Tax ID number on file. The royalty remittance threshold does not apply to clients who opt-in to direct deposit royalty payments.

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