Publishing Deal Contest

Three music brands have combined forces to give songwriters and artists of all genres a shot at a $20,000, one-year publishing contract.

For the second annual Pub Deal contest, music licensing, publishing and management company Secret Road has partnered with music technology startup Songspace and instrument maker Martin Guitar. The contest will be powered by Songspace, a Nashville-based startup and partner company of American Songwriter Media. Songspace provides a song catalog for music businesses fed by a collaborative app for songwriters.


In addition to receiving a non-recoupable $20,000 advance, the winner will work with Los Angeles-based Secret Road throughout the year to build their repertoire and market their songs for licensing in film and TV. Secret Road is a music licensing, publishing and management company based in Los Angeles that has placed songs in TV’s Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood and Pretty Little Liars, and in such films as What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Something Borrowed and No Strings Attached. Additionally, Secret Road artists have provided music for Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Target and Google.

Entries are open to songwriters not currently under contract with any other publishers.
Participants must submit entries by April 25.

To submit, visit http://thepubdeal.com.