"If we don't have songwriters, there's not going to be a music business."
- Garth Brooks
- The Last Songwriter Documentary Tells Us What Songwriters are up against.
Film featured at 2017 Nashville Film Festival - Mark Berger Elliott
Life As a Songwriter
What Songwriters Have to Deal With
As much as 70% of the songwriters have left places like New York and Nashville, where the cost of living is high and the chance to earn a livable wage without working other jobs is low.
The Time it Takes to Receive Money
By the time PROs sort through money and metadata, songwriters see money some 9 months later.
Low Self Esteem
A lot of songwriters are just grateful to be cut by an artists because the labels have the power and the artist has the looks when in fact the songwriter is the one who was able to process the emotions, tell the story and use their vocabulary.
Too Many Cooks
Songwriters are the last to receive money in the music pie that includes artists, labels, promoters, and publishers to name a few, leaving them with well crumbs.
Desire to become an Artist
Many songwriters start as topliners adding the hook and lyrics to a melody or existing idea. If songwriters were able to practice their singing, they would provide more texture to the song and open themselves up to play it live.
Many fans of music, especially in pop, country and hip-hop don't realize that the artist performing the song is not necessarily the writer of the song, devaluing the songwriter and inflating the artists' contribution.
Antiquated Copyright Laws
In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt urgently called for the need to revise the current state of copyright laws. Unfortunately, copyright laws in this country have only been revised once since then.
Percent of Ticket Revenue
Did you know that songwriters only receive up 3% of revenue from live performances.
Live Performance Tracking
The onus is on the songwriter to submit setlists when their songs are played by artists who perform their song.
Its time to change the music industry
Founder Stephen DeGrazia
Meet Our Team
We all like music and are bringing our skill set to the industry to fix it.
Co-Founder & CSO
Morgan Stanley Settlements and Wealth Management Sales @ VC backed Bonobos & Outdoor Voices Has attended over 1000 concerts
Co-Founder & CTO
Co-Founder @ TerraFarmin Launch House January '22 LA Cohort Techical Engineer @ Epic
Entertainment Partner @ Davis & Gilbert UCLA School of Law Focus on advertising, marketing and copyright law.
Investor & Advisor
Founder & CEO of MusicRow411 Advisor Project Music Advisory Board for RootNote & TuneToken
VP at BMI Built Online Song Registration system at BMI 30 years in Payment Processing Space
Social Media Coordinator
NSAI Songwriter Graduate of Belmont University Former SangCash Intern
Ex-Kaiser Permanente Flatiron Software School Franklin & Marshall College
Advisor & CDO
Chief Data Officer @ DeepPod Launch House January '22 LA Cohort Managing Director @ Social Outlier
Founder & CEO of Launchpeer Charleston 40 under 40 Host of Launch Chat Podcast for Founders
LaunchTN Summer 2022 Intern
Graduate of Liberty University Songwriter SangCash Content Creator
Belmont University Music Business Major with Emphasis on Legal School of Rock & Grammy U
Belmont University Business Administration & Music Business Experience in Live and Production
University of Southern California Interested in Business Consulting and Modeling Investors/Web3
MSTU Recording Industry Major Audio Production Minor
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