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Where Is The Money & How Do I Get It?

Songwriters of North America (SONA) is an advocacy organization formed by and for professional songwriters to fight for our rights, including our right to fair pay in the age of digital media and our right to speak out and give a collective voice to the songwriting community. SONA works in lieu of a union to uphold the standards of safety and equality in our workplaces, where music is created. SONA now brings their virtual masterclass on "Where Is The Money & How Do I Get It?" to Point Blank in order to educate songwriters and music producers on how to maximize their income streams. The masterclass will also address current issues and pending legislation in the industry, as well as nuances around music industry infrastructure digitization and corporate consolidation efforts. Some questions this masterclass will go over are:

  • Should I try to get a record deal or should I own my own masters?
  • What is a publishing deal? Do I even want one?
  • How do producers and songwriters split their work?
  • What does a split sheet look like?
  • What is the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)? Do I have to sign up to get paid?

About the Speakers:

Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. She is best known for penning culturally resonant, female-empowerment anthems such as Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 smash, “What a Girl Wants” and Meredith Brooks’ GRAMMY-Nominated, “Bitch.” Shelly’s collaborators include Jessie J, Keith Urban, Britney Spears, Brandy, SmashMouth, Natasha Bedingfield, Reba, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, INXS, Backstreet Boys, Michelle Branch, The DiVinyls, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato.

Adam Dorn is a composer, songwriter, producer, recording artist and bassist. He has lent his expertise to countless feature films, television series and documentaries including Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, The Weight of the Nation, Better Call Saul, The Devil Wears Prada, The Bourne Supremacy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Pink Panther, CSI, and Six Feet Under.

Don't miss out on this masterclass if you want to know where the money is and how to get it!

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