New Income App for Songwriters

When hit songwriter Jud Friedman was reviewing songs from his extensive catalog in preparation for signing a new publishing deal with Warner Chappell, he rediscovered a number of songs he still loved that had never found proper homes.

Friedman is now a principal partner in qWaqq, an innovative new music streaming service where songwriters can post their “hidden gems,” songs not recorded or released by artists. Seventy percent of every dollar earned will be paid directly to songwriters and publishers, allowing creators to monetize their back catalogs while connecting listeners to information about “the unsung heroes behind the hits.” As the company’s website notes, “We want to give songwriters some very needed recognition and respect–and branding.”

Songwriters and publishers can check out the new app at qwaqq.com.