First of all, sorry if I'm posting this on the wrong forum but I need advice on something and was referred to this website by a friend who told me some people here might be able to know.
I've arranged a French horn tribute to John Williams for which I would like to publish the sheet music.
To do so I need authorisation from none other than Warner, Universal and Sony..only to learn today from Universal Music Publishing that Mr Williams "does not approve outside arrangements for publication." Now this answer's a little weird given the number of JW arrangements that can be found out there..
So I'm just wondering how the whole procedure of " giving authorisations to publish an arrangement of copyrighted material" works exactly, and why did Universal answer me this..
Hope somebody here will know a little more about it !