How Do Songwriters Get Paid?

Marty Dodson is a 10 Time #1 Hit Song Songwriter with nearly 10,000 songs written. Marty has written songs for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood and many others! In this episode Marty talks about how songwriters get paid and the steps you should take once you produce a income producing song.

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Do Songwriters & Artists Need A Publisher?

Do songwriters need a publisher? This is a question that I get all the time. Like most things in life, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer to the question. In general, I explain it to people this way.  It’s very similar to the way I would answer the question “Do I really need a mechanic to…

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What NOT To Do When Meeting With Music Industry Pros

John Ozier has been responsible for over 30 #1’s as an A&R executive, a publisher and as a songwriter. John is a hit songwriter with cuts by Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Kid Rock, Kellie Pickler, Charlie Worsham, Josh Thompson, American Young, Air Supply and others. He co-wrote Lee Brice’s multi-week No. 1 and multi-platinum single,…

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Songwriters: Are You Using The Power Of Metadata?

Let’s talk about a powerful tool that I use daily in my songwriting life, Metadata. Metadata is the key to mastering your song catalog and making better pitches. It organizes your songs and helps you target with what they’re looking for. And most importantly, when you send your song to a publisher or producer or…

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Sony Records A&R Director TAYLOR LINDSEY

Sony A&R Executive Taylor Lindsay shares about her job and about what she does as her official title. Chapters Chapter 1: Background Chapter 2: What is a Director of A&R? Chapter 3: What do A&Rs look for in Artists? Chapter 4: How is being a publisher and being an A&R different? Chapter 5: Do artists…

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So Your Co-Writer Signs A Song Contract. What Does That Mean For You?

So, your co-writer signs a song contract. What does that mean for you? This is one of the top questions asked at SongTown. Chapters Chapter 1: You’ve written a song with your co-writer Chapter 2: Do you have to sign the contract your co-writer signs? Chapter 3: What if I’m pressured into signing the contract?…

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What To Do If You Don’t Know Anyone In The Music Business

Clay Mills is a multiple #1 Songs, Grammy Nominated Songwriter writing songs for artists such as Darius Rucker, Lady A, Little Big Town and many others! Marty Dodson is a 10 Time #1 Hit Song Songwriter with nearly 10,000 songs written. Marty has written songs for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood…

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What Is The Role Of An A&R?

John Ozier has been responsible for over 30 #1’s as an A&R executive, a publisher, and as a songwriter. John is a hit songwriter with cuts by Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Kid Rock, Kellie Pickler, Charlie Worsham, Josh Thompson, American Young, Air Supply and others. He co-wrote Lee Brice’s multi-week No. 1 and multi-platinum single,…

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Writing for Sync : Pitching Etiquette and Negotiations

Randall Foster is Vice President of Business Development and GM of the Nashville office of a digital distribution company called Symphonic Distribution. Prior to his current role, Randall was the leader of the Creative Sync & Licensing for ole music publishing where he oversaw a vast catalog of music copyrights and intellectual property and managed…

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What Do Publishers Look For In Songs?

For many songwriters and artists, trying to figure out what publishers look for in songs can often feel like stumbling through an endless maze. Often this search for what someone else is looking for leaves an artists or writer losing touch with their own talent and uniqueness. Throughout my career I’ve managed to navigate this…

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