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.
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
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.
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
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.
rocket fuel for the soul
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
What an incredibly life changing experience, on sooo many levels!!! It’s so difficult to put it all into words!!!!! Beautiful friendships gained and definitely the beginning of something monumental.
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
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
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
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 !!!
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 an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
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
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!
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
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!
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
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
Great organisation and inspiring evening
The day went far too quickly
Just had my first mentoring session with Martin Sutton, what an amazing experience, so grateful and ready to face my first exercise. Thank you Martin.
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
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
Just finished an awesome mentoring session with Charlie Charlie Dore what an inspiration you are Charlie. Thank you for all the excellent advice and guidance.
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
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!
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
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers