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Hey creators! As some of you may or may not know, I speak with a lot of songwriters, artists and producers who have questions about the business side of the industry.

The main questions I typically get are:

Why do I have to have a publishing company if I’m already signed up with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC?

Do I need to copyright my songs?

How do I fill out splits for my songs if there are several writers and producers?


In my latest online songwriter workshop, I’m covering the different types of music royalties that songwriters and producers make money from.

It’s very important that you understand what these royalties are especially since we are now in the digital landscape of making money!

Please watch, like and share with anyone you know who needs this info – especially independent artists!!!

About Tami LaTrell:

Tami LaTrell

Photo Credit: Cat Harper Photography

Tami LaTrell is multi-platinum, GRAMMY nominated songwriter who’s written for artists such as Whitney Houston, Keyshia Cole, SWV and Monica. She facilitates songwriter workshops online as a Youtube partner, provides vocal training and artist development in Atlanta, Georgia. Tami also is an advocate for music licensing reform, protecting songwriter rights and is a 15-year member of ASCAP. Check out her full discography and get booking information at 

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