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Masterclass: How to make money from writing songs

Apr 5, 2018

Come and hear David Alexander explain the workings of the music publishing business and how you need to protect yourself in a world where the digitisation of everything is leading to a reduction in earnings for songwriters all over the world.

Areas that will be focused on include

  • So you wrote a song and it’s now on the radio – how do you get paid?
  • How do you get the song onto a TV programme or a film or even better – a commercial?
  • How much does that pay?
  • How long does it take for the money to arrive in your account?   What happens if it lands up on the Internet?
  • Who is supposed to look after all of these things for you as a writer?

David will be available to answer any questions you may have about the music publishing business – including how you could get your song onto the next Black Panther

Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018 
Venue: Paul Bothner Music Claremont  
Time: 10:30am to 12:30am
Cost: R50.00 for tickets purchased online or R70.00 at the door
Enquiries: 021 674 4030 – Paul Bothner Music Claremont



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