Season 3 – Episode 10: Tom Golly – Build A Family, Not Employees – YOU CAN Make a Living In The Music Industry Podcast
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This week I’m talking with my friend Tony Wood who is one of the most successful songwriters in music, period. He currently has 34 #1 songs across multiple genres and over 900 songs recorded by various artists like: Michael W. Smith, Zach Williams, Reba McEntire, for KING & COUNTRY, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Scott Krippayne and Bill Gaither and so many more. We are discussing how to know if you are ready to approach a publisher about a songwriting deal, writing with people who are better than you and the importance of the radio single vs. full albums in today’s market.
In this episode we talk about:
*The hardest meeting to get with a publisher is the second meeting, not the first.
*How to know if you’re ready to approach a publisher.
*Working temp jobs while building your career.
*There’s no guarantee of sustaining success once you have it.
*Do it for the love of it.
*The single is everything now.
*You need to find a relationship with an artist to write with.
*Aspire to write with people ahead of you.
*Write songs that can become your calling card.
*Getting through the terror.
*Finding ways to connect.
*It’s never been a level playing field.
*Be mindful of the marketplace when writing.
*Work on your theology.
Tony Wood is a staff writer for CURB/Word Music in Nashville, TN. He has won multiple Dove Awards over his career. Currently, Tony has written 34 #1 songs and has over 900 songs recorded by artists across multiple genres like: Michael W. Smith, Zach Williams, Reba McEntire, for KING & COUNTRY, Steven Curtis Chapman, CAIN, PASSION, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Scott Krippayne, Jessica Simpson, Bill Gaither and many more.