So, You Want A Publishing Deal?
Wondering how to get a music publishing deal? Our mentors are here to help
Bob has over 20 years of high level experience in record labels, publishing, promotion and music management, helping his clients sell over 60 million records along the way. He has a strong professional contact network through LA, New York, Nashville, Germany the UK and Asia and is a sought after music business consultant and lecturer with an unparalleled knowledge of music publishing, record label set-up and expansion, artist management, as well as all aspects of digital publishing, intellectual copyright, marketing, branding and promotion. Most recently his management company have launched the global careers of Kelvin Jones (Sony music), Corey Fox Fardell (winner Sony/ATV songwriting award) and YouTube phenomenon Hannah Trigwell Bob is now responsible for running the publishing interests of The Songwriting Academy, Agenda Rights Management.
Music publishers play a key role in the music business by connecting great songs with great artists. They open the doors to success that many songwriters are unable to reach without some kind of guidance (or a lot of luck!).
Hosted by Bob James, our music publishing expert, this one-day seminar will teach you what you need to know about music publishing deals in the industry. Bob has over twenty years of experience in music business, from publishing deals to record labels and management.
You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how to get a music publishing deal, how to become a paid songwriter, and how to negotiate a deal that works in your favour.
Want to write for some of the biggest music names in the industry? This course will teach you how to impress the different labels, how to understand the different parts of the publishing process, and how to properly negotiate the terms of an agreement from start to finish.
If you play your own music and want to get a publishing deal, we can help. Our mentors have years of experience in the industry and will provide the advice you need to properly navigate through the complex parts of each publishing deal.
The natural progression from this course is to learn how to write the songs that catch the attention of the industry professionals. If you’re looking to learn how to write chart-topping hits, our Introduction To Songwriting course and songwriting bootcamp are both ideal steps to take next.
We record all of our workshops and training so you can access each and every lesson we’ve ever taught.
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.
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
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
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
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 atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
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’!
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!
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
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.
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
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…
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
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 !!!
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!
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
rocket fuel for the soul
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
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
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
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.
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.
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
It is an amazing academy you have established with a true ethos of care and support coming straight from the top and filtering down through its ever increasing family – I am so proud to be part of it !
Thank you so much for an amazing Platinum year !- I have loved every minute or it, have learnt so much and feel very excited for 2018.
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
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 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.
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!
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.
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