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[Sony Music Publishing, one of the world’s top three labels] How to apply for composers, lyricists, and arrangers

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Sony Music is one of the world’s three largest record companies and the company with the highest sales. We have our own music publisher called Sony Music Publishing, and we have a large number of writers. Belonging to this music publishing company will increase the number of opportunities to write songs for Sony Music Artists. With over 5 million songs owned as of 2021, it is the world’s largest music publisher.

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Company info

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company nameSony Music Publishing
Head office location25 Madison Avenue, New York City, United States
Established1955
parent companySony Music
URLHome Page

music publisher

Sony Music is a record company. Composers, lyricists, and arrangers mainly work with music publishers. A music publisher is a company that acquires the copyright of a musical work from the author, becomes the copyright holder, uses and develops the copyrighted work, and makes a profit. For this reason, behind the scenes composers, lyricists, arrangers, etc. often interact with music publishers. It may come as a surprise to you, but composers, lyricists, arrangers, etc., do not work with the singers who sing their songs every day. With the exception of arrangers, composers and lyricists can earn royalties. You can also get music production expenses.

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Sony Music is recruiting composers, lyricists, arrangers, etc. at bases around the world. There are various types of contracts. We also have a spot contract for each song, a complete commission system, and a base for a salary system. Applications are being accepted at locations around the world.

Application method

The application method will be moved to the HP of each global base. There are contacts for each base from the above HP, so let’s inquire. If possible, please send at least the following materials.

  • Sound source: The sound source level is the most important. If the sound source is not good, the possibility of being adopted is low.
  • Profile: What you have done so far is important. If there is nothing written in your profile, it will be thought that you are unmotivated, and you will be rejected in the document screening. If you don’t have a lot of achievements, write your enthusiasm, what instruments you can play, what you can do, etc. as appealing elements in your profile.
  • Photo: I don’t think artists are required to do so, but depending on the location, they may be required.

Job interview

If you send us a demo song, our company staff will listen to the sound source and judge whether it will be ready for action. In more than 90% of cases, no reply will be returned, but if you receive a reply, there is a high probability that you will belong to it. At that time, it will be an interview, so please talk about your goals, such as what kind of music you want to make. If you don’t get a reply, try sending a new song after a month or two.

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Notes for composers and lyricists

In the case of publishers of such major labels, they are 100% required to register with a copyright organization if they are hired first. A music copyright organization is an organization that collects royalties on behalf of copyright holders from individuals and groups who use copyrighted works. There is a registration fee, but it should be small. Also, when registering with a copyright organization, you will need a birth certificate, so please prepare the documents in the place where you were born. Please note that some copyright organizations may require translation of documents. Below is a list of copyright organizations in the world. Basically, it is customary to register with an organization in your area of activity. In addition, we recommend that you do not register with multiple groups as it will make music management complicated.

OrganizationCountryURL
ASCAPUnited StatesWelcome to ASCAP – the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for songwriters, composers and music publishers
BMIUnited StatesBMI | BMI.com
SESACUnited StatesWelcome to SESAC
JASRACJapan一般社団法人日本音楽著作権協会 JASRAC
SACEMFranceLa Sacem – Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Éditeurs de Musique
GEMAGermanyGEMA | For composers, lyricists and music publishers
SOCANCanadaHome – SOCAN
APRA AMCOSAustraliaAPRA AMCOS
PRS for musicUnited KingdomPRS for Music: royalties, music copyright and licensing
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Global base

Sony Music Publishing has many offices around the world. Send the demo tape to the nearest person in your area.

  • New York, USA
  • Nashville, USA
  • Los Angeles ,USA
  • Atlanta, USA
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indosnesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • Netherlands
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Scandinavia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Taiwan
  • Turley
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukrane

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