The 8th Annual Austin Songwriters Symposium offers opportunity and education. Each songwriter attending the conference has the opportunity to meet with a publisher individually. Register to sign up and to establish a relationship with a professional publisher whose job it is every morning to pick up the phone and place songs.
In January 2012 at the 8th Annual ASG Songwriter Symposium, we had three outstanding music publishers from Nashville on hand for attendees to connect with, pitch to and learn from, as they began or continued building their professional relationships in the music business.
Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den: Bobby Rymer is a hands on publisher with an incredible ear and vast knowledge of music from all genres. His publishing group, The Writer’s Den, integrates in all facets of the music business and encourages creativity in a fun, relaxed atmosphere while inspiring long lasting relationships. The philosophy of Writer’s Den Music Group stands clear; A commitment to focusing on every single song, creating a unique hands-on style experience for both the writers and publisher. Over the past two years, Writer’s Den Music Group has earned prominence with cuts featured in movies and hit TV shows.
Bobby is a regular ASG supporter making 2-3 trips to Austin each year, including the annual Symposium, to hear ASG songwriter’s songs. In 2011, he tagged ASG member songwriter Katie Trotta, agreeing to work with her if she moved to Nashville, which she has just done, and we will be sure to keep tabs on her progress. This is Bobby’s 5th year as a member of the ASG Symposium faculty and as a publisher.
Chris Oglesby, Oglesby Writer Management: In his 25-plus years in publishing, Chris has worked with some of the giants in the industry. As an advocate for the writers he represents he has been able to land deals for newcomers, give added support to established writers and secure cowrites with idol winners like Carrie Underwood. Chris encourages songwriters to “Focus on your songs. They are the one thing that you can control” in his advice blogs at http://www.chrisoglesbyowm.com.
Mike Molinar, Effusion Entertainment:Founded in April 2010, Effusion Entertainment, LLC is a music publishing and consultation company for the modern era. Adaptable, broad-reaching and agile, Effusion Entertainment has signed songwriters, writer-artists, writer-producers and formed strategic alliances with record and publishing companies in both Nashville and New York City. The company’s forté include strategic writer signings, artist development, song placements, and a keen eye toward the future of the publishing business.
All three of these publishing professionals will be present at this weekend’s 8th Annual ASG Symposium listening for that next hit song. Make sure you get signed up for your personal one-one-one session when you check in at Symposium 2012.