SONA Summit

Songwriting - Past, Present, Future? The 5th Annual SONA Summit will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 6-10pm. Panelist include: Rick Nowels (Madonna, Adele, Lana Del Ray), Jesse St.John (Charli XCX, Camila Cabello, Lizzo "Truth Hurts"), Nija (Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Cardi B), and our moderator will be Erika Nuri-Taylor (Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Janelle Monáe).

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Q&A with Adam Dorn

As Mocean Worker, Dorn has also contributed music to numerous films and television shows over the years, including the end theme to AMC’s Better Call Saul and the Emmy nominated/NAACP Award- winning score for the documentary Richard Pryor — Omit the Logic.

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Song Splits

Spotify claims that they can’t pay us because they don’t know who to pay. Sounds like BS. But apparently, there’s some truth to it.

Well, not exactly who to pay, but what percentage of a song goes to Jane and what percentage goes to Joe. And very often there's also a Tania a Louie and a Mike. 

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Q&A with Jack Kugell

Jack Kugell has been one of Sony Music Publishing's most versatile songwriter/producers for the last 23 years: his work spans the Pop, R&B and Country arenas - to name a few.

His work has sold a combined total of 19 million units, and counting. He has worked with artists from all over the world, reaching number one more than a dozen times in many different countries.

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New Rules!

If you were a pre digital songwriter you’ve been navigating a whole new terrain.

If you’re still operating under Old Rules (as I catch myself doing on many occasion), you may be wondering why the plumbing isn’t working the way it used to.

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