this is a bit off the beaten path, but I think somewhere on the blog you work with composers and such, so...I've seen some agents' sites that say they agent musicians as well as writers. What kind of music is this? I have a piece for conert band I'd like to get published, and I was wondering if these were the people to turn to, or if they really only do 'pop' music. There's very little I can find about the symphonic music publishing industry, so any insight would be great.
Music publishing isn't like book publishing at all. The money is handled much differently and very few scores are actually published and sold compared to the number of music CDs.
Most composers I know publish their own scores. With the new computer programs its pretty easy. They license performance rights for it off their websites.
I don't know a single agent who works in publishing who also handles publishing of music. Books about music, yes, but not scores.
If you need to find out more about this, check out the American Music Center