Songwriters work across crafts, styles and genres, arguably, more than any other creative group in the music industry - some top songwriters may have Latin, country, and rock hits all in one year. But with that opportunity can come the challenge of defining oneself as an "artist," and thus a workflow reliant on constant pitching/hustling.
To succeed, songwriters need to understand the business they're in and develop a brand - just as an artist would - that cultivates incoming work that both pays and fulfills them.
This panel will discuss why volume of credits isn't always the best way to navigate becoming a big songwriter, or music creator, and how to empower yourself (both on your own and with publishers/managers/partners) to say no to work that won't ultimately serve your development.
- How, as a songwriter, training the industry on which opportunities to (and to NOT) bring you will lead to more of the right kind of work.
- How taking more time in your life to work on the things you love with people who bring you joy will ultimately help you define and grow your business.
- Building a public-facing image, not just relying on your repertoire - presenting yourself to artists you want to work with, and the industry at large.
- Evan Bogart, CEO, Seeker Music
- Larry Wade, Co-founder / Owner, Decible Entertainment / Nice Life Recording Company
- Bonnie McKee, Songwriter, Bonnie McKee
- MNDR (Amanda Lucille) Warner, Songwriter/producer, MNDR
Hannah Schwartz, Senior Account Executive, Shore Fire Media
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