Music Publishing

How Music Publishers Connect Their Writers

Story by Nick Krewen | December 13, 2012 For SOCAN Words and Music.   Back in 2006, when international classical crossover superstar Josh Groban was looking for new material for his album Awake,Canadian writer Thomas “Tawgs” Salter was up to the task. But landing the song “You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)” in Groban’s lap wasn’t a slam-dunk, as Dave Quilico, vice-president, Creative, of Salter’s publisher, Sony/ATV Music Canada, recalls….

Where The Song Comes First

Story by Nick Krewen | October 18, 2011 For SOCAN Words and Music   Leave it up to Ivan Berry and Daniel Mekinda to strike up the brand. Since the music industry veterans launched Toronto-based music publisher tanjola five years ago, the duo has been consistently toiling to alter public perceptions about songwriters. “The artist has become popular,” notes Berry, a 30-year entrepreneurial professional on Canada’s urban music scene, since…

Sia, Australia’s famously reluctant star

Entertainment / Music Fans, be warned: singer coming to town has had enough of touring, TV’s The Voice and even her modest fame.     Nick Krewen  Special to the Star Published on Sat Jul 23 2011 Now you Sia: Now you don’t. After her upcoming month-long tour, which includes a July 24 date at the Phoenix with opener Oh Land, Australia singer and songwriter Sia Furler is retiring from the road….

Spontaneous Internetvention

Internet Weaves Web Of Spontaneity  Nick Krewen September 2005   When Nathan Meckel wants to write a song with his musical partner Pam Reswick, he no longer hops on a plane to Los Angeles and drives to her home studio, guitar in hand. Instead, Meckel walks down the stairs to his own Nashville studio, flicks on his computer and turns on the camera. Then he and Reswick create beautiful…

Song Plugging A Hit In Nashville

Max Hutchinson one of 300 pros still in there pitching tunes to artists     By Nick Krewen Special To The Star Wednesday, April 21, 1999   NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  Max Hutchinson may not be Roger Clemens, but he knows how to pitch. As one of Nashville’s 300 song pluggers, the middlemen who lob songs to recording artists for prospective album and single cuts, the Vancouver-born Canadian is starter, reliever…