Butler, Susan
June 2006
Billboard;6/17/2006, Vol. 118 Issue 24, p50
Trade Publication
The article discusses the factors that should be considered by songwriters to achieve success in the U.S. music industry. According to Warner/Chappell CEO Richard Blackstone, it is becoming increasingly important for songwriters to branch out. In turn, for the publisher, the investment made in terms of an advance in a songwriter can be spread out over many artists' projects rather than be dependent on one artist's success when that writer is also a producer, as noted by Irwin Robinson, Famous Music Publishing chairman/CEO.


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