Why Publishing Is Key for Songwriters & Performers
Friday, March 18
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
While many artists chase a record label deal to kick their career into high gear, they often overlook the less sexy but just as important publishing deal. These agreements ensure that the artist’s songs receive maximum exposure through TV, film, and commercial placements, and publishers are also taking an increasingly larger role in artist development, which can lead to that elusive record deal. In addition, for songwriters, a publishing deal is essential to find the best singer or band to bring their songs to life. This panel will explain why a publishing deal is so important for both performers and behind-the-scenes songwriters and reveal actionable tips for how to land one.
John Ozier joined ole in May 2013. Ozier brings a wealth of experience in operating publishing and record label businesses to his role. Ozier's track record includes placing songs recorded by Tim M...Show the rest
John Ozier joined ole in May 2013. Ozier brings a wealth of experience in operating publishing and record label businesses to his role. Ozier's track record includes placing songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Rodney Atkins, Clay Walker, Easton Corbin, Josh Dorr, and many more. He was responsible for No. 1s by Rodney Atkins and Lee Brice. He is also a published songwriter with cuts by Brice, Kellie Pickler, Charlie Worsham, Josh Thompson, Tyler Farr, American Young, Air Supply and others. He co-wrote Brice's multi-week No. 1 and platinum single, "Hard to Love," as well as Tyler Farr's No. 1 and gold single, “Whiskey In My Water.”Hide the rest
Over his career, Michael Sistad has worked on both the creative and business sides of the music industry. As a musician, he has traveled most of North America including radio and TV performances o...Show the rest
Over his career, Michael Sistad has worked on both the creative and business sides of the music industry. As a musician, he has traveled most of North America including radio and TV performances on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and "The Grand Ole Opry". Originally from Minnesota, Sistad moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University and has worked with legendary Muscle Shoals musician/producer Barry Beckett; as Director of A&R with Arista Records Nashville and was a band member for 2-time ASCAP Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year Phil Vassar. In his current role as Sr. Creative Director with ASCAP, Mike continues to work with all aspects of the music industry as it pertains to songwriters, artists and publishing companies. Recent successes that Mike has been involved with include Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Kelsea Ballerini and Old Dominion. Sistad has previously served as a Board Governor and Advisor for the Nashville Chapter of The Recording Academy (NARAS) and is a Leadership Music Alumni.Hide the rest
Almon & McPike, PLLC
Noah McPike is a partner with Almon & McPike, PLLC (a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Tier 1. Law Firm in Entertainment Law – Music) practicing entertainment and intellectual property law on Nashville’s...Show the rest
Noah McPike is a partner with Almon & McPike, PLLC (a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Tier 1. Law Firm in Entertainment Law – Music) practicing entertainment and intellectual property law on Nashville’s famed Music Row. Through his practice McPike represents artists, songwriters, producers, record labels, publishers, managers, and technology companies in transactional matters, and is a frequent speaker on legal and music related topics at colleges, law schools, and conferences throughout the United States and abroad.
McPike has been recognized as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star (Mid-South) and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Recording Academy of America, the Copyright Society of the South, Young Entertainment Professionals and the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Born and raised in Maine, McPike received his BA from the College of the Holy Cross and his JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center).Hide the rest