Why Use a Publishing Administrator?

The first day into my first job in music publishing, my boss took me aside and said, with earnest, “Give it time, Mandy. It will take many years to master music publishing administration”. How right he was! I’ve been working in music publishing for over a decade now and I’m still learning. The landscape is currently vibrant. There is erosion and evolution.  

May 29, 2018

The More You Know, The More You Grow

There is no denying that the more that you know, the more that you are able to grow. Learning on (and off!) the job is essential to developing your working self, regardless of what your job technically is. I am excited to share some tips that I’ve learned through being a vagabond intern, an unemployed graduate, and, currently, the Publishing Coordinator at Songtrust, as well as show you how Songtrust enables you to “know and grow” as a songwriter.

May 24, 2018

Songtrust Spotlight: Jason Cerf


AS A MUSICIAN, Jason takes a wholesome approach, learning from the various business models and opportunities that exist in the music industry for all types of creators. Working with clients at all levels and from so many different countries presents him with the opportunity to learn about how individuals and businesses find success in a very mercurial market. From hitting ‘record’ to managing thousands of copyrights, Jason is dedicated to helping others navigate and enjoy the world of music.

May 23, 2018

Songtrust Announces 150,000 Songwriters

 We're excited to announce we now enable over 150,000 songwriters collect their publishing royalties worldwide!

May 10, 2018

Effecting Change: Inside and Out

Imagine coming from a world where nothing is accessible - where food, water, and education are always a daily battle. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to never have to worry about the mere essentials of living. All the things that got me to where I am today, to writing this blog post and working as Marketing Coordinator at Songtrust, were all provided to me, with some bumps in the road, that now looking back at it - are so tiny in the grand scheme of things.

May 1, 2018

Songtrust Spotlight: Julia Pernicone

A PROUD native New Yorker, Julia is also a pop music lover and cappuccino enthusiast. She began her career in music singing in choirs, and eventually writing songs and playing in bands. Her interest in the business side of the music industry began when she attended the Music Business program in the Steinhardt School at New York University. As a longtime fan of songwriters, she pursued many internships in music publishing, a favorite being at Downtown Music Publishing. Coming back to Downtown to work at Songtrust, empowering songwriters to make a living from their work, is a dream come true. After all, Julia’s strongest belief is that without songs, there would be no music business.
                         

Apr 26, 2018

From a Dream to a Reality

At the ripe old age of thirteen, I had a badge around my neck and was attending my first songwriting conference - The Durango Songwriters Expo in Colorado. Later that Spring, I was off to the ASCAP “I Create Music Expo” in Los Angeles. I was a kid on a mission - dragging my mom to panels, workshops, meetups and listening sessions. During high school, I took extension courses in music business at UCLA and read oversized textbooks in my free time - all to wrap my brain around the complexities of the music industry and, more specifically, music publishing. Now, having recently graduated from NYU with a degree in Music Business, I realize that I have still only scratched the surface and that the music world only continues to change and evolve every day.

Apr 17, 2018

A Conversation on Women in Music & Tech

Studying healthcare and gender studies in college, with a focus in women's health, I didn't think that by working in the music industry I could bring so much of my college education into my job. But as I learned in college, gender intersects through every aspect of life and every industry. Being the Office & HR Coordinator for Songtrust and Downtown Music Publishing, I had the opportunity to organize a week of events for International Women’s Day (March 8th) to emphasize the achievements of women in tech and music, while also highlighting the immense work that still needs to be done.

Apr 4, 2018

An Interview with Lorenzo Cook

UPON ARRIVING in Syracuse after growing up in Brussels, Lorenzo Gillis Cook was introduced to the fast paced, lo-fi sound of the American house show scene. Though he had been making music for years under the name Spark Alaska and through his previous indie pop band, Throw Television, the franticness and earnest expression being put on display in upstate basements and attics was infectious.  In late 2014, Cook brought the first Petite League demo - Surviving October - to friend and drummer, Henry Schoonmaker. From there, the two have recorded two albums - Slugger and No Hitter - which have been written up by publications such as Pitchfork, Fader, Yours Truly, and Noisey; co-founded the notable Syracuse DIY venue Scarier Dome, and now reside in Ridgewood, Queens. The third record - Rips One Into The Night Into The Night - was released in August 2017. Blending the sweet, bubblegum qualities of bedroom pop and the snot nosed fuzz of garage rock, Petite League is swinging for the fences.

Mar 29, 2018