Go Behind the Scenes of the Songwriting Business

Interview with Tom Douglas (legendary songwriter) and Troy Tomlinson (CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing)

Episode Description

“I have to constantly stay in the process of writing and care not about the end result of the song. Once the song comes to fruition, it seeks to mock and taunt you and destroy you and stop you from writing. So, I love the song but once the song’s done, I hate the song.” – Tom Douglas

Ever wondered how songs get written, pitched, and cut? How songwriters and publishers work together? How the creative process unfolds? The role publishers play in getting a song out there?

To answer all these questions, we sat down with legendary Nashville songwriter Tom Douglas and the president and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Troy Tomlinson. It’s a fascinating look at both the art and business of songwriting. If you’re in a creative field, you’ll find plenty of takeaways for your own business.


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