The SongTown Staff Writer Club
This program will give you the feel for what it is like to be a staff songwriter. And even better, it gives you the opportunity that staff writers have to their great songs pitched to major artists!
This exclusive program is called the “SongTown Staff Writers.”
About the program:
21 SongTown members have the opportunity to work with top song plugger/publisher Ronna Reeves. The goal being to help some of you get a cut.
Each month, the SongTown Staff Writers will get:
- A 60-90 minute online staff writer meeting with Ronna Reeves in which she will go over the most up-to-date pitch sheet available and will tell you what artists give you the best shot for a cut and what those artists are looking for.
- A writing assignment that is aimed at several label major artists that Ronna has a realistic shot of getting your song heard by.
- Feedback on the prior month’s assignment. Each month, Ronna will tell you why your song didn’t work or what made it a good pitch and who she pitched it to.
Here’s how the program works:
Typically, to hire a plugger like Ronna Reeves, you would have to pay a $500 per month retainer and then you would have to pay bonuses for any cut she got you. Those bonuses would range from $500 for a cut up to $5000+ for a #1 song. The problem with most independent plugging contracts is that the pluggers get paid $500 per month from all of their clients whether or not they get any results. And many of them pitch your songs to independent artists that are never going to make you any money.
We have turned the tables to highly incentivize Ronna to get you a cut. Here’s how the program will work.
Ronna will not be pitching to independent artists. Most of them are not going to pay enough to cover the cost of your demo. She will only pitch to artists that are on labels with national distribution. That means she pitches to major labels and major Indy labels!
This program will give you a feel for what it is like to be a staff writer. Monthly staff writer meetings, feedback on the pitchability of your songs, and the opportunity to have your songs pitched by a legit plugger that is in the game. What would that be worth? We are offering the program to the first 15-20 people for $99 per month (you must be an active SongTown member). If Ronna gets you a cut on a major indy or major label, you pay ZERO bonuses. In that case you would assign Ronna’s company ⅓ of your publishing on that song and SongTown ⅓ of your publishing on that song. You only give up publishing for a REAL cut. And you keep ⅓ of your publishing plus 100% of your writer’s share.
Clay and I both wrote for more than 7 years for a publisher who took ALL of our publishing on EVERY song we wrote, not just ones they got cut. We had multiple hits on songs that we retained NO publishing on. In this case, you sign no songs away. You only assign your publishing if you get a cut. If you get a writing deal, none of your songs are tied up unless Ronna or SongTown got you the cut.
We are taking applications this week for limited spaces and we can’t increase the number of “Staff Writer” spots available. We believe this program gives you an unprecedented opportunity. Apply today if you want to be in the first crew of SongTown Staff Writers!
Marty and Clay