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Tuesday, May 8 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Welcome to Splitsville, U.S.A.: Where co-writers live together in harmony forever... like our songs

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In Splitsville, songwriting splits are like people. Some live alone (100%), some live together as couples (50%-50%), some are in a threesome (33.33%, 33.33%, 33.34%), and some live happily together in groups of four, five or more. As songs are co-written with an increasing number of contributors, it is more important than ever that co-writers amicably agree on splits – in writing – that add up to exactly 100%, and share accurate publishing info with each other. Without working this out early in the creative process, bad title registrations and disputes can end important creative relationships and wreak havoc on a global scale, causing songwriters to lose royalties for years. By learning how to make some simple, positive changes to our creative business practices, songwriters can create a world of good – for ourselves, our families, our community, our industry, and billions of music lovers.

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Desmond Child

Board member, Songwriter, Producer - “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” “Beautiful Now”, ASCAP
ABOUT DESMOND CHILD (Short Bio) Grammy winning and Emmy nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child is one of music's most accomplished hitmakers. He is also a film and television producer, recording artist, performer, author and motivational speaker. His credits appear on more... Read More →

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Producer, Songwriter - “B*tch Better Have My Money,” “She’s Mine Pt.1 & Pt. 2,” “Like Ah Boss”
"B*tch Better Have My Money" producer Deputy is more than just a music producer, he is a strategist with a multifaceted approach to producing and sustaining multiple opportunities for creative wealth. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to Trinidadian parents, his West Indian roots... Read More →
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Michelle Lewis

Co-Founder, SONA
Michelle Lewis is a fierce New Yorker now based in LA, where she is a singer, songwriter, composer, and music creators’ rights advocate. From her early career as a recording artist signed to Irving Azoff’s Giant Records, to her first radio hit, Cher’s “A Different Kind of... Read More →
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Alex Shapiro

Composer, ASCAP Board member – Train of Thought, Lights Out, Paper Cut
Alex Shapiro aligns note after note with the hope that at least a few of them will actually sound good next to each other. Her persistence at this activity, as well as non-fiction music writing, public speaking, arts advocacy volunteerism, wildlife photography, and the shameless instigation... Read More →

Tuesday May 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:00pm PDT
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