Do you want to be more marketable to a music publisher? Are you ready to become hugely successful as a songwriter? In this inspiring and timely book, music industry veteran Judy Stakee shares her best trade secrets to achieve your dreams. The Songwriter's Survival Guide is your opportunity to benefit from Judy's 30 years of extraordinary success in the music industry. Learn how to: handle meetings confidently with music executives; achieve a creative and financially rewarding cowrite; and even discover how to be the CEO of your own company. No matter whether you're a beginner or a seasoned songwriter, this powerful book will help take your career to the next level.
Judy Stakee, a world-leading pioneer in recognizing and developing musical talent, spent twenty years as Senior VP of Creative at Warner Chappell Music Publishing. She has signed and worked closely with many of today's most acclaimed artists, including Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Michelle Branch, Gavin DeGraw, Jewel, and Joy Williams (The Civil Wars). She also has extensive experience across all areas of the industry in developing producers and multi-platinum songwriters, such as John Shanks, Julian Bunetta and Wayne Kirkpatrick, among others. In 2009, Judy founded her own full-service Artist Development and Entertainment Company, which focuses on developing the minds, bodies, and souls of artists and songwriters to achieve the career of their dreams.