How to Make The Most at a Music Conference

All industries, whether it’s for marketing, business, or music, have meetups and conferences for those in the industry to meet, learn, exchange ideas and network amongst themselves. For many songwriters, writing, recording and playing music can sometimes be an isolating experience. Attending festivals and conferences can give you an opportunity to meet other musicians and music industry professionals to talk about your work and their work.

Sep 6, 2018

Top Apps For Songwriters

When you're on the road, it may not be so easy to grab a notepad and a pen to scribble down a song lyric, or find a piano to nail down the perfect chord. Maybe you have a service like Songtrust to send your playlists to PROs across the world, but you don't have an app to help with your daily budget. Never fear – here are just a few apps that can make life on the road (or just stuck driving between gigs) a little easier.

Sep 5, 2018

Feeling Stuck? Try This Goal Setting Tactic

Feeling like you’re stuck in a never-ending cycle of deadlines, putting out fires, and zero progress? It’s the absolute worst. How are you supposed to get ahead and thrive if you’re constantly struggling just to get your head above water?

Sep 4, 2018

What is a Notice of Intent?

If you are a songwriter with work that’s been commercially recorded and released, you may eventually receive or may have already received a Notice of Intent (NOI) letter stating that a third party wants to record or distribute your composition.

Aug 30, 2018

What is a Personal Publishing Entity?

As a songwriter, you are your own publisher on any works you’ve written. As a publisher, you may want to set up your own publishing entity with your PRO. A “personal publishing entity” is just a name you assign to the publishing “company” you already “own” as a publisher of your works, and affiliate with your PRO just like you affiliate yourself as a writer. There are a few reasons to create a personal publishing entity, and a few key things to note when you’re deciding whether or not doing so is right for you:

Aug 29, 2018

How to Get the Most Out of Someone’s Criticism of Your Music

Unless you’re one of those rare human beings who somehow manages to not let criticism penetrate your ego, it can sting quite badly when people have not-so-nice things to say about your music; especially when you’ve put a ton of time, energy, and passion into it.

Aug 28, 2018

Then & Now: The Enduring Power of Soul

“We want these words, Tender and bold, They don't have to be strong, Just give us a whole lot of soul.”

Aug 23, 2018

Songtrust Spotlight: CJ Olivieri


A LONG ISLAND NATIVE, CJ manages the Client Acquisition Team for Songtrust throughout New York, Atlanta and Nashville. His team focuses on identifying rights owners, songwriters, and producers in need of global publishing administrative services and seamlessly transitioning them onto the Songtrust platform. CJ is also tasked with providing tools and education to prospects to help them better understand the music publishing landscape and learn how to further take control over their own publishing situations. 
 

Aug 22, 2018

What Are Counterclaims And What Do I Do If I Have One?

A frequently asked question we get is about conflicting claims (also known as counterclaims or duplicate claims) which occur when there is a miscommunication between co-writers and/or publishers about the correct songwriting splits and/or ownership. As a result of this dispute, the registered song has unclear, differing claims that often add up to more than the required 100% total shares.

Aug 21, 2018