MGT153: The Original Songs Marketplace – Jonathan Stone (Rocket Songs)
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Jonathan Stone is a highly regarded music-publishing professional and co-founder of Rocket Songs. Jonathan’s career highlights include executive positions at ATV Music, MCA Music, Quincy Jones Productions (where he handled A&R for the likes of Michael Jackson, Patty Austin, and James Ingram), and Windswept Pacific Music Publishing, a company that published the works of Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon, Beyonce, The Spice Girls, Snow Patrol, and many more.

On this Music Growth Talks episode Jonathan explains how Rocket Songs works for music artists who are looking for original songs to record, and for songwriters who want to “sell” their songs to other creators.

Listen to the conversation in full for Jonathan’s insights on exclusive vs. non-exclusive rights, how A-list artists find songwriters, and what areas of the music publishing world you may want to educate yourself about before signing up for Rocket Songs.

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