How Songwriters Get Publishing Deals and Hit Songs

Nonstop Management founder and principal Jaime Zeluck Hindlin has signed, shepherded, and spearheaded the success of numerous GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum songwriters and producers. In 2018, the roster ignited smashes such as Meghan Trainor’s “No Excuses” and “Let You Be Right,” XXXTentacion’s “Numb,” Jason Mraz’s “Have It All,” Young The Giant’s “Simplify,” and more as well as singles for Alesso, Bebe Rexha, Jack & Jack, Zara Larsson, and BTS.


3:00 Welcome

4:42 What does a music publisher do?

7:22 Pairing songwriters together and the purpose of songwriting sessions

14:35 The process of writing songs from movie briefs

15:28 To credit or not to credit

18:43 The Pact

22:33 Why you should negotiate the splits when the song is actually done

25:35 What it means to be a manager for songwriters and producers

26:58 From songs to the radio

29:19 Radio hits versus a big album cut

31:44 Songwriters asking for points on the master

34:17 The importance of your personality

39:15 The process of getting admin and co-publishing deals

43:06 Advice for aspiring songwriters

45:05 Does it matter where songwriters reside?

47:02 The downside of Zoom sessions

49:19 The stage of your pitched music and networking on social media

51:50 Final question


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