Songwriters & Music Publishers!
Find out which of the world's top artists are looking for songs!
Songwriters & Music Publishers!
Get your songs recorded by the world's major artists!
SongQuarters is the most extensive tip sheet in the music industry, providing songwriting leads in all major territories and genres.
100's of the world's top artists are looking for your songs - right now!
Submit your songs!
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Information for Songwriters & Music Publishers:
SongQuarters is the world's most extensive tip sheet for songwriting leads in the music industry.
A tip sheet gives you information on which of the world's top artists are looking for songs and how to submit yours.
It is an absolute necessity for every songwriter or music publisher with professional intentions to subscribe to a great tip sheet, because it will:
- Tenfold your opportunities! -
The number of leads a tip sheet can provide is outstandingly much greater compared to what any individual publisher or songwriter can manage.
- Get You Straight To The Action! -
Instead of randomly chasing through the wildfire of the music business and calling labels based on assumptions, let a reliable source get you to the action.
- Make Contacts! -
Extend your song pitching network. A tip sheet shows you who is involved in the upcoming productions around the globe. Find co-writers, new partners and multiply your possibilities.
- Make money! -
Only one pitch will single-handedly cover a life-time of tip sheet subscriptions. Don't let your hits stay on the shelf any longer. Capitalize on your songwriting.
- Save time! -
Conventional song pitching is an extremely time consuming endeavor. Make a count of all the hours spent on chasing leads and put a price tag on it - any tip sheet fee is a tiny fragment of that cost.
Warning! Songwriters, beware of your publishers tip sheet subscriptions! Consider any publisher without a pitch sheet subscription to be a less serious publisher that will hear the news last and keep missing massive amounts of opportunities.
The songwriting leads at SongQuarters show:
- Who is looking for songs
- What style of music is wanted
- Which person to contact incl. all contact information needed
- How to submit (by email or post, number of songs, max MB etc.)
- Song samples
+ Other essential information such as deadlines, release history, chart positions, web sites etc.
SongQuarters offers more songwriting leads than any other tip sheet.
Here follows a few reasons to what more makes SongQuarters unique:
- All leads are provided directly from the source. -
SongQuarters stands in personal contact with all lead providing A&R/management offices and will always be able to tell you from who to who, when and how the lead was provided.
Beware of tip sheets that simply send out mass requests, copy leads or base their leads on third party information. Inaccuracy will waste your reputation and time. If a tip sheet appeals to their subscribers "that you do not quote <…> as your source of information", you will know for sure that their service is unreliable and badly updated.
- The world's Top 500 artist's recording status. -
Every 3 months, a call is being made to 500 offices worldwide to constantly monitor the recording status of the world's Top 500 artists, to assure that you to not miss a quality lead. Therefore, 60% of all SongQuarters leads will only appear on SongQuarters.
If you have a song with a specific artist in mind, this also gives you the opportunity to search the Artist Tracker to find out where in the recording cycle the artist is.
- The companionship with HitQuarters -
SongQuarters belongs to the same family as HitQuarters, which features the HitTracker, the largest directory of A&Rs, managers, producers and publishers including credits. This keeps SongQuarters in close connection with the world's most successful music industry ventures.
Through the HitQuarters artist pages and A&R Panel submissions, there is frequent contact with the hottest new artists. Several of them were looking for songs at SongQuarters before they were signed to one of the majors.
but most important of all…
- SongQuarters uses a music publishers working method! -
This means, SongQuarters goes hunting!
SongQuarters work as a publisher, while other tip sheets use the working method of a publication, thus waiting for someone to post an ad. At the height of effort they might call or mass mail their already existing network to remind them to inform them of new leads.
However, this is not SongQuarters melody. In addition to reminding the known network, SongQuarters is hunting leads! SongQuarters is actively approaching all successful offices, and new offices, in the hunt for songwriting opportunities.
SongQuarters target which offices are most likely to benefit you. It is SongQuarters duty to find you the new Britney Spears, the next Mary J Blige, the successor of 50 Cent, the upcoming Tim McGraw, and the follow-up to Il Divo. Every reputable music producing office in the world won't have to wait long to get a call from SongQuarters.
And the track record speaks for itself…
In the past year, over 120 artists with Top 20 Albums in USA, UK or Germany have been looking for songs at SongQuarters, including dozens of US, UK & German No.1's.
The highly successful subscribers of SongQuarters have been pitched to 100's of Top 10 artists.
SongQuarters connects songwriters and artists in all major genres and all major territories. Add to this, various media opportunity within Film & TV, Advertisement, Video Games, Licensing Opportunities etc.
To view a detailed list of previous leads and pitches of SongQuarters subscribers, view the Success Stories page at SongQuarters.
SongQuarters presents up to 15 leads per week. In one year, that makes between 5.000-10.000 available album slots. How many will you fill?
Thanks to this forceful working method and track record, SongQuarters has earned an excellent reputation and established itself as the leading songwriters tip sheet.
There are 100's of artists out there looking for your music, right now! This is an excellent opportunity to build your songwriting career and make your music profitable.
SongQuarters gets you the best leads in the industry and lets you save time and effort by allowing you to concentrate on what you do best - writing songs! And we do what we are best in, hunting down the most valuable information for you.
Music Publishing - Basics
The songwriter and composer own the copyright and therefore the publishing rights to their music they have created. The business of music publishing is concerned with developing, protecting and valuing this music.
A music publisher acts as an agent for songwriters and composers, providing their key link to the writers' marketplace- the performers, broadcasters and record companies. Their role is essentially to promote, exploit and protect the work of their clients, whilst their clients can concentrate on the creative aspect.
On a business level the publisher secures the work commissions for the writers, they promote the music - for instance by devising sampler CDs and study scores - they licence the music and make sure proper payment is made for all its licensed uses. On a personal level they guide and encourage their artists, helping develop their skills and providing them with the facilities they need to produce their work. The reward for their tireless efforts is a percentage of the publishing royalties, traditionally a 50:50 cut with the songwriters/composers.
Alternatively an artist does not need to rely on the input of a music publisher. There are numerous instances of musicians owning their owning their own publishing, and running their own publishing company, both with and without the help of an outside agent.
The publishing royalties arrive in two main categories, firstly performance royalties, which are generated by public performances, radio airplay, television airplay, restaurants and clubs , and secondly mechanical royalties, a per unit payment made by record companies for the manufacture and distribution of songs on CDs and tapes, usually based on the current statutory rate as fixed by the Copyright Act.
The performance royalties are reported and accounted for by performing right societies (ASCAP, BMI and SESAC in the USA, SOCAN in Canada and PRS in the UK). Mechanical royalties, on the other hand, are collected by reproduction right organisations. These could take the form of agencies, such as the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) and the Canadian Musical Reproduction Right Agency Ltd (CMRRA), the dominant forces in the US and Canada respectively, or specialist organisations such the MCPS in UK. It is therefore one of the publisher's role to register the work of their clients with the appropriate performing rights and reproduction rights agencies.
Haydn Mullineux, 2006
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