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DEVELOPING SONGWRITERS

Not yet published but feel driven to write music? This is the place to hone your skills and prepare your songs to be published!


-- Songwriting 101: Lyric and Song Structure basics

-- Songwriting 101: Melody and "the whistle test"

-- Songwriting 101: Co-writing and how to make it work

-- Copyright, Licensing, Recapture and Why They Matter

-- New educational videos

 

PROFESSIONAL SONGWRITERS

As a professional songwriter (or an heir), you need to protect your copyrights, pitch your catalog and collect on royalties. We can help.


-- SGA executes, issues, and tracks licenses in all media

-- Recapture: Let SGA Help You Regain Control of Your Copyrights

-- Collecting royalties on behalf of songwriters

-- SGA and Sound Healthcare© Partner to Offer Members Health and Insurance Opportunities

 

 

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

Our work in Washington on behalf of songwriters has resulted in increased royalty rates, tougher laws against piracy and education about the tough times faced by songwriters.


-- Additional Comments to the Copyright Office on Licensing

-- SGA Comments to the DOJ about PRO Consent Decrees

-- SGA President, Rick Carnes at the 2014 hearing on Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term.

-- SGA Protects Songwriters with Industry-Standard Song Contract


NEWS:

-- New Pro Critique Coming in 1 Week!

-- Message from Adam Mitchell

-- Pro Critiques Are Up - Take A Look!

-- Health Care For SGA Members

 
 

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