This Next Steps session, brought to you by our careers service The Hub, is a chance to find out more about the world of music publishing; what is it? Why is it important? When is it important? How do you get a publishing deal? Do you need a publishing deal?
For those who confirm their attendance, you will receive a secondary email requesting that you send through your 'best song' on a private Soundcloud link as these tracks will be forwarded on to our panel members. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your music heard by key industry figures in the world of publishing. We have invited a representative from a major, an indie and a representative from PRS.
Booking is required. Please only book if you know you can attend. People who do book but do not attend will not be permitted to pre-book in the future; priority will be given to those who attend sessions they book.
The panel includes:
Daniel Lloyd Jones - Vice President of A & R/New Music - Sony ATV
Currently Vice President of A & R/New Music at the World's largest and most successful Music Publisher, Sony ATV. He has worked there for the past 3 and a half years and was at EMI Music Publishing for the preceding 5 years. During his 9 years in music publishing he has signed a plethora of chart topping acts and songwriters such as multimillion selling songsmith Taio Cruz, homegrown polymath & visionary Plan B, and the Ivor Novello and Mercury Music prizing winning album 'Let England Shake' by PJ Harvey. Other signings include Pendulum , Nero, Knife Party, Gorgon City, Secondcity, Juliette Lewis, Youme@six & Grammy Award winning writer and ½ of The Civil Wars Joy Williams.
He was instrumental in setting up and acquiring 3 Joint Ventures, Speakerboxx Music Publishing with Radio 1xtra’s MistaJam, Tempramental Music Publishing with Plan B and MTA Music Publishing with Chase & Status. He also played a part in getting Charli XCX signed to Steller Songs.
He works closely with songwriters trying to get their songs placed, or get them in sessions with established and best upcoming artists, Such as Josh Record (Ella Henderson), Dave Nelson (Paolo Nutini), James Walsh (Professor Green/Eliza Doolittle) Jakwob (Little Simz).
He also Manages Pixie Geldof.
Hiten Bharadia - Owner/Writer - Phrased Differently
Hiten's decision to start Phrased Differently was initially born out of his love for songwriting. Having flourished in his career in A&R at Universal, he decided to take what he'd learnt and invest it into his own company, where he could write, pitch and publish his own music - along with the music of a few key writers who 's songwriting he had fallen in love with. Soon after starting the company, the writing retreats to Sweden began (something Phrased Differently became very well known for!) and the cuts started rolling in. Now, in 2012, Hiten's career as a songwriter boasts over 150 cuts in 6 years. Hiten is a top liner - although his heart lies primarily in lyrics and concepts. His influences are simply 'Nina Simone meets Shakespeare!'
Hiten has worked with artists such as Jessie J, The Overtones (Platinum), Lemar (Double Platinum), Craig David (Gold), Ben's Brother (Silver), Ben Saunders (No.1 Platinum Single), Dionne Bromfield (Island UK), Lee Ryan (Geffen UK), Michael Woods, Canadian Tenors (Universal US), Kumi Koda (several 3 x Platinum albums & singles).
Gareth Varty - Publisher Account Manager - PRS For Music
PRS are a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers. They license organisations to play, perform or make available copyright music on behalf of their members and overseas societies, and distribute the resulting royalties to them fairly and efficiently. They promote and protect the value of copyright.
This event is open to current students and alumni. There may well be chance after the panel to meet with the guests so it would be a good idea to come prepared with business cards etc.