Publishing deals are an agreement between a music publisher and an artist or songwriter. The artist writes a song and the publisher markets it to make money for both. Managing to grab a publishing deal can make your career and is considered one of the big milestones for any aspiring songwriter or artist. That said, publishing deals can be difficult to navigate alone and, with plenty of dodgy companies out there, you need to ensure you’ve picked the right one.
Our resident music business expert, Bob James, will show you everything you need to know about what publishing deals are, how to get a music publishing deal, and how to ensure you get the royalties you’re entitled to.
Gaining a meaningful career takes time and a lot of effort. Nowhere is that more true than in the music industry. With such a huge number of artists, and with the internet opening up global competition, the dedicated and unshakably confident artists and songwriters are the ones that get far.
This online conference video gives you an exclusive insight into four of the world’s best artist/songwriters careers, as well as see interviews with hugely successful industry professionals. You’ll learn how they each gained success, be able to put together your own plan, and work towards making sure you get the career you want in the industry.
As the major goal for almost every aspiring artist and songwriter, a record deal with an established label can provide a rocket boost to your visibility and your career as a whole. However, similar to publishing deals, making sure you sign the right one can be tricky. One poor deal can end up being extremely harmful to both your financial situation and career.
We’ll explain exactly what you need to know about record deals, how to spot the best one, and how to work with one to push your career and make money.
I’m so freaking excited to be on this songwriting retreat!! Have written with some awesome people so far and have created some beautiful songs already! Yesterday’s was incredibly emotional
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
I was going to write “you can’t beat Martin Sutton”, but that would sound all wrong. 🙂 So just saying am very happy with mentor session from Superstar Sutton. Virtual hugs all round.
Thank you Martin Sutton for your continued excellent support during the monthly 1:1’s, general encouragement, and kicks up the rear to keep on improving.
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
Had a great and informative mentoring session with Mark Cawley, nice guy, had some interesting left of field ideas for me to try. Thanks Mark
The day went far too quickly
Feeling thoroughly inspired after a mind-blowing chat with Luc Floreani of Floreani Management. So thankful that he’s willing to share his enthusiasm and give me some new ideas.
The passion of all the lecturers was amazing to see. The sharing of their life experiences that enabled them to get a career in the industry was inspirational and has made me reinforce in my mind it’s truly possible for me!
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
Dominic King… Absolutely Inspirational!!!! Almost did not take up this session, wanted to play it save, but thank God I didn’t !!! Risk aversion you’re a bloody thief. Thanks
I’ve finally found myself and my confidence has come back! That is down to what The Songwriting Academy has done for me and given me the boost I needed. I can’t thank you enough
Finished yet another epic, inspiring and all round fantastic 1-2-1 with the awesome Luc Floreani So exited for the plans we’ve got cooking up…
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
If I hadn’t have come I don’t think I would have believed in myself. you and the course have inspired me and sparked something inside of me to pursue my dream.
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
10/10 – The one day course far exceded my expectations. Full of useful information backed up by eveidence. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the process of writing a song
10/10 – Well worth the travel. I would do it all over tomorrow. I feel a lot more confident now with what I’ve learned.
Feeling so blessed to be a part of this songwriting family! Thank you for creating this wonderful community, a place for us all to be creative, passionate, supportive and talented!
rocket fuel for the soul
Another incredible mentoring session with Charlie Dore tonight! Really great feedback. So so much to work on and a good challenge but excited to get working on it!
Thank you so much for this weekend, really was such a fantastic experience. I’ve learnt so much that I wasn’t able to sleep all last night thinking about it.
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
Just completed my first mentoring session with Mr Martin Sutton … got direction .. critique ..structure .. ongoing goals and targets …lots of advice and a real motivation boost !!! AWESOME !!!
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
Just had a fantastic mentoring session with Martin, my first on my platinum membership! Feel completely boosted and grinning away ready to take this year by the horns! Positivity all the way