A great publisher can change a songwriter's life.
Publishers license music, collect royalties and provide a multitude of services to the writers they sign.
Roughly 50% of artists are introduced to major record labels by publishers. So if you're wanting to be the next Lizzo and you write your own songs, you want a publisher!
But if you've ever tried to get a meeting with a publisher, you know just how hard it can be. Unsolicited emails rarely work. Why?
Publishers rely on referrals from trusted associates to meet songwriters.
Not every songwriter is right for a publishing deal, but when they are, it can still take 5 -10 years to develop the relationships you need to get signed!
We think that's TOO LONG!
Discover Sooner helps songwriters make real relationships with publishers and music professionals who can take your career further than you can go alone.
Trusted by Publishers
Songwriters post their songs, Splash! their latest career happenings, and provide data on their highest streaming song.
Powerful Search Filters
Find out fast. Search hit songwriters, artists, emerging songwriters, producers, bands by city, genre, streaming, publishing, skill set.
Publishers Make The First Move
Publishers "Follow" songwriters career accomplishments in private mode. Use the inbox to "Connect" when they're ready to have a conversation.
Find out first. Writers let publishers know when they’re seeking a pub deal, selling their catalog, or have a song on the charts with publishing available.
Find it all in one place. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, Soundcloud sites and numbers on each writer's profile.
Find the artists, writers, and producers. Once you're "connected", use the inbox to start a conversation.
Songwriters in Sooner's Career Plan meet publishers in 3 ways.
Some writers meet when the industry professional reaches out to "connect". That's the way Sooner is designed to work.
Some writers meet industry professionals through Sooner's events designed to get writers in front of our guest speakers.
Sooner's staff is constantly listening to our member's songs. When the music moves us, we reach out to publishers on behalf of the songwriter.
Since launching in 2020 we have helped countless writers get in front of publishers and music industry professionals. Become A Sooner!
Events With Publishers
Events & programs that put songwriters face-to-face with publishers.
What Songwriters Say About Sooner!
In just 2 weeks I met my first publisher!"
- Dallas Remington, Artist
What Publishers Say
Being Bob Publishing
These songwriters have some of the best songs I've heard in a long time!
Blue Canoe Publishing
I believe being competitive in this business involves being on the continual lookout for extraordinary songs and remarkable writers. New platforms and technological approaches that accelerate how fast those songs and writers can come to one's attention is a major plus.
Debbie Z Entertainment
Songs and songwriters are why I do what I do. They are ultimately the heart and soul of the music business. I love participating in events and being a part of Sooner!