Hello Musicians! This month Penny Dionne of Little Vixen Music Publishing and 22-year Nashville music veteran Troy McConnell bring you part 1 of a two part article on breaking into the song plugging business. What is song plugging? A songplugger is hired by a publisher or a songwriter to represent their songs with the goal of getting those songs recorded by an artist and released on their album. We'd also like to remind you to visit the FNO Community Forums and start connecting with other performers & people in the festival industry!
The Five Key Steps to Songplugging
by Penny Dionne & Troy McConnell
In the Nashville music industry there is one position that is
arguably the most crucial to the success of the business as a
whole: the songplugger. Most songwriters and publishers depend on
the plugger to pitch their songs, and the artists and record
labels look to the plugger to bring them the hits they need for
their projects. Of the songs not written by the artist, the
songplugger is said to be responsible for the majority of the
cuts released on commercial country recordings, and that
translates into much of the revenue generated for copyright
owners. For the artists and labels that depend on hit songs to
launch careers and drive sales, the songplugger is undeniably an
indispensible ally. Read more
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