Music Business

What Is The Role Of A Publisher?

by Marty Dodson
Oct 17, 2021

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, “Hard to Love,” which won a BMI Award in 2013, as well as an NSAI Award for ‘Top 10 Songs I Wish I’d Written.’ John also co-wrote Tyler Farr’s #1 and Gold Single, “Whiskey In My Water,” which also won a BMI Award for one of the most played songs of the year. All in all, John’s songs have sold well over 5 million copies.

In this episode John talks about he roles of a publisher in the music industry.

Marty Dodson

Marty Dodson

Marty Dodson is a multi-hit songwriter, co-founder of SongTown, and co-author of  The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Cowriting and Song Building: Mastering Lyric Writing

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