The 5th Annual SONA Summit Puts the Focus and A Little Bit of Fun Into the Business of Being A Songwriter

The 5th Annual SONA Summit Puts the Focus and A Little Bit of Fun Into the Business of Being A Songwriter

September 19, 2019,  Los Angeles, CA:   SONA (Songwriters of North America) held their 5th Annual SONA Summit at The Village Studios September 15th. The evening was packed full of information, networking, and fun. The theme of this year's event was "Songwriting: Past, Present, Future?" The capacity crowd was given vital information on the business of songwriting and what they can do to ensure that songwriters are adequately compensated for their creations.

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SONA Summit

Songwriting - Past, Present, Future? The 5th Annual SONA Summit will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 6-10pm. Panelist include: Rick Nowels (Madonna, Adele, Lana Del Ray), Jesse St.John (Charli XCX, Camila Cabello, Lizzo "Truth Hurts"), Nija (Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Cardi B), and our moderator will be Erika Nuri-Taylor (Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Janelle Monáe).

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Q&A with Adam Dorn

As Mocean Worker, Dorn has also contributed music to numerous films and television shows over the years, including the end theme to AMC’s Better Call Saul and the Emmy nominated/NAACP Award- winning score for the documentary Richard Pryor — Omit the Logic.

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Song Splits

Spotify claims that they can’t pay us because they don’t know who to pay. Sounds like BS. But apparently, there’s some truth to it.

Well, not exactly who to pay, but what percentage of a song goes to Jane and what percentage goes to Joe. And very often there's also a Tania a Louie and a Mike. 

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Q&A with Jack Kugell

Jack Kugell has been one of Sony Music Publishing's most versatile songwriter/producers for the last 23 years: his work spans the Pop, R&B and Country arenas - to name a few.

His work has sold a combined total of 19 million units, and counting. He has worked with artists from all over the world, reaching number one more than a dozen times in many different countries.

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