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Monday, May 7 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Here’s the Deal: The Publisher-Songwriter Relationship

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Great music publishers do much more than collect your money. They act as creative champions and business partners, helping you develop your skills and seeking out new opportunities for your music to shine. Publishers can have a huge impact on a songwriter’s career - but how do you catch their ear in a competitive music marketplace? This panel of executives from some of the publishing world’s most experienced players will talk about their role in a songwriter’s career, from seeking new talent to pitching your songs to getting you in the room with new collaborators. You’ll find out what music publishers are looking for today, and how to decide if a publishing deal is right for you.


Shirley Halperin

Executive Editor, Music Variety

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Amanda Berman-Hill

SVP/Co-Head, West Coast A&R, Sony ATV Music Publishing
Amanda Berman - Hill is Senior Vice President, Co- Head of West Coast A+R for Sony ATV Music Publishing. She started at EMI Music Publishing in 2005 as A+R Manager and has continued through to her current post. Amanda works with a range of incredible talent including Greg Kurstin... Read More →
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Sue Drew

General Manager, Creative & Acquisitions, Kobalt Music
Sue Drew is the General Manager, Creative and Acquisitions at Kobalt Music. She oversees the US Creative team and her signings include such artists and writers as Lionel Richie, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman), Kali Uchis, Jared Leto... Read More →
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Walter Jones

Vice President, Creative, Universal Music Publishing
Walter Jones has placed a multitude of songs on major releases and signed some of music’s top songwriters and producers. His signings have included Alessia Cara, G-Eazy, ASAP Rocky, Kid Ink, OT Genesis, MadeinTYO, ASAP Ferg, Pusha T, and DJ Marley Waters, co producer of Tinashe’s... Read More →
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Ryan Press

Co-head, A&R, US - Warner/Chappell Music
Co-head, A&R, US - Warner/Chappell

Monday May 7, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
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