One of my friends at work is pushing me to get some of my songs published. The only advice he had time to give me was, "If they ask you to pay them, get the **** out of there and go somewhere else!" Anyway, I know some of you have to be published musicians -- what does a guy need to know about getting his song(s) published? Any companies that are better/easier to deal with than others? Can any of you TalkBassers provide contact names and/or links? Does an attorney need to be involved? Once a song has been published, what does that mean to me, as the author of said song? Do you need to provide sheet music, or just a recorded copy of the tune(s)? Thanks!