Secret Road partnered with Creative Lab Hawaii to host a Music Immersive Program in the form of a songwriting camp, which took place June 10th-14th in Hawaii. The five-day intensive program focused on giving participants the opportunity to co-write and produce music for specific film or TV projects with a team of professional mentors.
Following the completion of the program, attendees will receive year-round mentoring support, and three of the most promising attendees will be selected by the mentors to participate in networking opportunities with music industry leaders in Los Angeles. In addition to composing songs for specific projects, participants were able to learn some of the finer points of music licensing, publishing, intellectual property (IP) protection, and other aspects of the business from industry experts.
Secret Road writers included Brian Fennell, Adrianne Gonzalez, and Katie Herzig. The music supervisors' projects covered a range of fields, which included advertisements, films, and trailers. Those supervisors/executives included Wayne Davis, Lynn Grossman, Daniel Higbee, Dave Jordan, Julianne Jordan, Gwen Riley, Heather Anderson, Janine Scalise-Boyd, Susan Schwartz, Jerome Spence and Natalie Wali.
Photo Credit: Terry Warner
Producer Jim Roach was awarded a Creative Arts Emmy in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for his work with Kyle Dunnigan on "Girl You Don't Need Makeup," which was featured on Inside Amy Schumer.
The Bridge Songwriting Camp took place October 6th-8th. Fifteen songwriters from diverse cultural backgrounds participated. The camp was co-sponsored by Secret Road and ASCAP Latin. Both Secret Road and ASCAP chose amongst its talent to bring the best together for this first-time multi-cultural songwriting camp. The goal behind this songwriting camp was and continues to be the bridging of culture + talent and to use our songwriters collective talents to write for film/TV/advertisements and cuts . . . but, from a global perspective.
Last month, we had the privilege of hosting our third Nashville songwriting camp in partnership with BMI. Among the more than 30 songwriters who took part alongside our Secret Road writers were Barry Dean, Sara Buxton, Marshall Altman, Abe Stoklasa, Daniel Tashian, Steph Jones, Gabe Dixon, Matt Dragstrem, Lucie Silvas, Elizabeth Huett, Sam Ashworth, Victor Krauss, Phillip LaRue, Allen Salmon, Maggie Chapman, Lincoln Parish, Luke Foley, Tony Esterly, Brian Kierulf, Jeremy Silver, Alina Smith, Ingrid Andress, Adam Smith, Tommy Hans, Naia Kete, Rick Brantley, Alex Masters, Ben Burgess, Jonny Price, Stephen Brodsky, Claire Guerreso, Rainey Qualley, Jennifer Hanson, Peter Groenwald, Eric Arjes, Amanda Flynn, Dan Fernandez and Remmi.
Secret Road writers included: AG, Allie Moss, Angela Lauer, Butterfly Boucher, Chandra Wilson, Daniel Ellsworth, David Mead, Emery Dobyns, Garrison Starr, Josh Johnson, Jeremy Bose, Katie Herzig, Korby Lenker, Leigh Watson, Lindsey Ray, Matthew Mayfield, Micah Tawlks, Spencer Combs and Tim Lauer.
We'd like to send a huge THANK YOU to the Nashville publishers who helped make this possible, the folks over at Songspace for their continued partnership and the incredible team at BMI Nashville, including Jody, Clay, Leslie and Penny for making this camp a reality.
We're excited to announce that the next Secret Road Nashville camp will be taking place in March 2015 in partnership with ASCAP Nashville.
This fall, Ingrid Michaelson is about to hit the road again for her Lights Out: Stripped tour!
She's kicking off her run of stripped down dates October 9th in St. Louis, MO and wrapping up November 23rd in Tarrytown, NY.
For a full list of all upcoming Ingrid shows, visit her tour page here!
Presented by Martin Guitar, the 2nd Annual Pub Deal will give away a $20,000 publishing deal with Secret Road Music Publishing! Judges from Songspace, American Songwriter, Secret Road and Martin Ambassador Amanda Shires all narrowed the Top 25 Finalists down to the Top 5 artists including Carson Henley, Kate Diaz,
A Lion Named Roar, Public The Band, and Randall Kent/The Wild After. From here, each finalist will participate in an audition process with the Secret Road staff!
The winner will be announced in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!
We're proud to support Us & Our Daughters by releasing their latest EP All That We Once Were on Secret Road Records. All That We Once Were represents a new chapter for Us & Our Daughters' Phillip LaRue. For the couple, this EP is a celebration of the beautiful and chaotic journey of love. Recorded in an old house outside of Nashville, the sound is simple and raw, going back to their roots of early folk and alt country albums.
You can download their EP here!
NASHVILLE, TN (Feb. 26th, 2014) - Leading music licensing, publishing and management company Secret Road has teamed up with music technology startup Songspace and world renowned instrument maker Martin Guitar to present the 2nd annual “Pub Deal,” a contest to win a one-year, $20,000 publishing contract, open to songwriters and artists of all genres. In addition to taking home a non-recoupable $20,000 advance, the winning artist will work with Secret Road throughout the year to build their repertoire and market their songs for licensing in film and TV.
Enter the Contest Here: www.songspace.com
“We’re passionate about creating new and exciting opportunities for our Secret Road family of artists and writers,” says Head of Publishing, Josh Sarubin. “We’re thrilled to have this platform and opportunity to tap into the undiscovered talent of Nashville and beyond.”
"We are excited to continue our partnership for the second year with American Songwriter and Songspace on their new Pub Deal contest with Secret Road Music Publishing. The singer/songwriter continues to be a part of our DNA”, said Amani Duncan, VP of Brand Marketing, Martin Guitar. “Throughout music’s history, countless songs were created on our instruments, so playing a role in discovering the next great songwriter is a natural fit for us.”
Twenty-five finalists will be announced and featured on AmericanSongwriter.com. This group will be narrowed down to five, who will each be invited to participate in an exclusive audition process that includes a series of interviews with Secret Road’s staff as well as co-writing sessions with their songwriters. The contest will be powered by Songspace, a Nashville-based startup and partner company of American Songwriter Magazine. The Songspace platform gives artists an intuitive way to organize the art and business of songwriting.
“We’re always looking to create opportunities for the thousands of talented artists using our app,” says Jesse Feister, Songspace Director of Strategy & Operations. “Breaking in to the music industry isn’t easy. Part of our mission is to work with brands and music companies to help great artists get their shot.”
Entries are open to songwriters not currently under contract with any other publishers, and the submissions period runs from Feb 25th - April 25th. Information on how to submit is available at www.songspace.com
Secret Road is music licensing, publishing, and management company that has placed songs in such highly rated television shows as "Grey’s Anatomy," "Parenthood," and "Pretty Little Liars," and in such films as "What to Expect When You’re Expecting," "Something Borrowed," and "No Strings Attached." Additionally, Secret Road artists have provided music for a wide range of brands, including Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Target and Google.
Songspace is a song network and creative application for songwriters, artists and musicians linked to a song catalog management system for music enterprises. The Songspace platform gives artists and music stakeholders an intuitive way to organize the art and business of songwriting.
About Martin Guitar & Strings
C.F Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years. Martin continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder.
The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings. These include the Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line, the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, and the Martin SP line, which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better. Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers.
They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies, on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and via www.martinguitar.com and www.martinstrings.com
Secret Road Music Services is proud to announce the addition of established music industry partners Jo Hart and Sara Lord to the Secret Road family. Jo and Sara represent Secret Road in London, UK, serving as Secret Road’s London base, thereby further expanding the company’s reach in international territories.
Jo Hart got her start at EMI Music in 1990, gaining over 23 years of music industry experience with focus in radio promotion, marketing and artist management. Operating as an independent music consultant for the bulk of her career, Jo has had great success working with luminaries such as Justin Timberlake, Blondie, Usher, TLC, Britney Spears, R. Kelly, Papa Roach, Boyz II Men, Counting Crows, Ingrid Michaelson, Imogen Heap, Jools Holland, Dame Shirley Bassey, Tori Amos, Simply Red, Bjork, Jamie Cullum, Eagles, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Marilyn Manson, N'Sync plus many more. With her vast experience and knowledge coupled with her deep relationships, Jo’s reputation as one of the UK music industry’s best is well-deserved.
Sara Lord has been in the music industry for the better part of 15 years, working in a variety of roles. She started in artist management working with with artists such as Toploader, Reef, Jimmy Nail, Tom Baxter and Sam Brown. In 2001 she was the youngest ever recipient of the Special Achievement Award at the ‘Music Business Women of the Year Awards’. In 2005 she segued into music supervision and worked on a variety of projects including projects like ‘Skeleton Key’ (Universal Pictures) and ‘Inkheart’ (New Line Cinema). She also served as producer on the documentary ‘To Notice Such Things’ (BBC).
We're so happy to have Jo and Sara joining the Secret Road team!