NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51223

Industry 51223

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 51223 – Music Publishers

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51223: See industry description for NAICS 512230 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 512230: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in acquiring and registering copyrights for musical compositions in accordance with law and promoting and authorizing the use of these compositions in recordings, radio, television, motion pictures, live performances, print, or other media. Establishments in this industry represent the interests of the songwriter or other owners of musical compositions to produce revenues from the use of such works, generally through licensing agreements. These establishments may own the copyright or act as administrator of the music copyrights on behalf of copyright owners. Publishers of music books and sheet music are included in this industry.

Cross-References for Industry 51223

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 51223. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Establishments primarily engaged as independent songwriters who act as their own publishers are classified in Industry NAICS 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 51223

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 51223. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Music book (i.e., bound sheet music) publishers
  • Music book (i.e., bound sheet music) publishers and printing combined
  • Music copyright authorizing use
  • Music copyright buying and licensing
  • Music publishers
  • Music, sheet, publishers and printing combined
  • Publishers, music
  • Sheet music publishers
  • Sheet music publishers and printing combined
  • Song publishers
  • Song publishers and printing combined

Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 51: Information
    • Subsector 512: Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
      • Industry Group 5122: Sound Recording Industries
        • Industry 51223: Music Publishers (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 512230: Music Publishers

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