What We Do

SONGS operates on three core values. Click below to learn more:

THE BEST CREATIVE SERVICE
Our writers always come first:
  • Over-invested in creative relative to the industry
  • Large A&R, Song-Plugging, and Synchronization staffs
  • Synch earnings well above industry average
  • Monthly writer's forum workshops in New York and LA; bi-coastal collaboration
  • Real time creative reports on all song-level activity, discography management via yourSONGS

FULLY INVESTED WITH A LONG-TERM FOCUS
A unique structure to music publishing:
  • SONGS is owned entirely by its employees
  • SONGS only invests its own money; no equity partners that do not work full-time at the company
  • No external approval parties
  • SONGS invests its money based on music value, not based on accountability to institutional capital, e.g., pension fund hurdle rates, private equity fund cycles
  • Long-term investment horizon

TRADITIONAL VALUES, NEW SCHOOL THINKING
Traditional Values:
  • Great music publishing companies are built over long periods of time, not for short-term financial results
  • Good choices are made on “music value” – backing up a passion for music with sound analysis
  • Personal touch – music publishing is a relationship business; great publishers need to know their writers and licensees
New School Thinking:
  • Accept industry standards when they are best practices, and reject them when they are not
  • Fully geared to the micro-penny, multi-decimal environment
  • Desk audit capability
  • In-house Web development capacity
  • Proprietary royalty accounting capabilities geared to the digital environment
  • Songsearch: Proprietary, end-to-end automated synch licensing platform
  • yourSONGS: Proprietary creative management platform for songwriters
  • Direct relationships with YouTube, Google Music, Amazon, and others
  • Best practices in data management, including fluency in all data formats (XML, DDEX, CWR); 100% ISRC mapping

Meet Our Team