Publisher Writer Experience - Fall 2021
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Apply to be mentored for 3 months by Courtney Allen, Creative Director, BMG and have the same experience as Jake Owen and Travis Meadows.
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Songwriter! Do you want a publishing deal but don’t know any publishers? Or maybe you've actually met with a publisher but there's not enough time to connect or consistency to it. You might not get to see them again for months...or ever!  


What could be mentored by Courtney Allen, Creative Director, BMG for 3 months and have the same experience as Jake Owen and Travis Meadows?

Program Description

The Publisher Writer Experience is for songwriters, artists and producers who want a long-term relationship with a top publisher.


Once a month, for 3 months, you’ll have a 1-on-1 meeting with a publisher, co-write with hand-selected writers, and get feedback from the publisher on the new song you wrote. Just like writers signed to a publishing company!

This class size is extremely limited. So don’t wait. Apply today!

Program Details: 

Publisher: Courtney Allen, Creative Director, BMG

Meeting Dates: Sept 28 2021, Oct 26 2021, Nov 16, 2021

Time: 4-8pm cdt

Location: Zoom

Publisher Mentoring Session:  20 minute 1-on-1 session per meeting

Writing Session: 3 way co-write per meeting

Group Song Critique: 1 per meeting

Participants: Limited to 9 writers

Application Fee: $20

Application deadline: Sept 15, 2021

Selected writers will be notified on Sept 21, 2021



Discount: $357 for DS Career Plan Members

Regular: $417 for DS Free Members and Non-Members (includes 3 months of Career Plan)

Tuition is subject to our Terms Of Service and non-refundable once program sells out or begins.

To get the lowest price, sign up to Discover Sooner and "Upgrade" to the Career Plan.

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About Courtney Allen
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Courtney Allen, Creative Director, BMG is responsible for scouting, developing, and signing new artists, songwriters. Courtney works closely with hit songwriters Travis Meadows, Wynn Varble, Lucie Silvas, and James Slater. Before joining BMG, she worked with Brett Eldredge and Jaida Dreyer at Reba’s firm Starstruck Entertainment, the management firm of Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.

Time Left To Apply
How To Apply

Application Deadline: Sept 15, 2021

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1. Prepare a SoundCloud Playlist with 3 songs. Include lyrics and cowriters in "description". Courtney will be selecting the writers she wants to work with, so put your best foot forward! See example.

2. Fill out the form below. Application deadline: Sept 15. Fee $20 

3. You'll be notified by Sept 21 if you are selected, wait listed, or not selected. If selected, you will be sent further details and a link to pay for the program.


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What does it mean to be "waitlisted"?

If there's not enough room in this class, you'll be invited to the next class with no need to apply again.

Why is the program on Zoom?

Covid 19, we're keeping everyone safe. 

I'm in a duo. Can we be in the same writing and mentoring sessions together?

Yes. We'll want to see a history of your gigs together.

What should I talk with the publisher about?
A mentoring session is less about "pitching" songs and more about making a relationship. Yes, be ready to play some songs, but talk about your career in music, get advice on the challenges you face with writing or co-writing. And most importantly, spend time getting to know this publisher!