27 January 2016

Chapter 29 – Songwriting sessions: The good, the bad, and the ugly

So Windswept had just offered me a generous publishing deal which I accepted, and while my lawyer and I continued to thrash through the various contracts, Windswept got straight to work and began setting me up with other writers. The first of which was with the hugely talented, and well-respected singer-songwriter and record producer; Boo Hewerdine. Boo collaborated for several years with Eddi...
27 November 2015

Chapter 28 – The six figure publishing deal

  Like many creative souls I have never enjoyed business meetings, networking, hobnobbing or feeling like I have to impress people with my pearly whites and quirky personality. I realise it’s a necessary evil but it all just feels so fake and cringy! Being a natural, amiable person isn’t always enough for some A&R … slightly mental / wacky /...
01 October 2015

Chapter 27 – Signing to a music publisher

Now the wheels were in motion with Sony, it was time to meet with some music publishers. For those of you who are unaware of the roles a music publisher and record label plays, they are as follows. (Though please note the following is is based on my own experience). When an artist signs to a record label they often...
11 September 2015

Chapter 26 – Ride with me

I just had a handful of songs at this point. Muff was keen for me to keep writing alone, but he also wanted to get me in a room with some prolific writer producers – because aside from needing more songs, I also needed to develop a sound and a style. This was a great opportunity for me to experiment with my direction, and...
27 August 2015

Chapter 25 – Finding a music manager

After the Sony showcase I met quite a few key people who were about to feature quite heavily in my day-to-day, even if I didn’t know it at the time. The first person I met upon leaving the stage was Emily. Emily had recently been running Sarm Productions for the award-winning pop producer Trevor Horn & his business partner and wife; Jill...