Keeping Your Publishing, Great Song Titles, and How to Grab the Attention of Record Labels | with Jason Davis - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 78

Published on:

26th Oct 2022

Keeping Your Publishing, Great Song Titles, and How to Grab the Attention of Record Labels | with Jason Davis

Today’s guest is hit songwriter turned entrepreneur and music executive Jason Davis. Jason wrote his first #1 song at age 23, which led him to work with artists such as Boyz II Men, Sugar Ray, P. Diddy, Alabama, Lonestar, and Dolly Parton. As an entrepreneur and executive he’s worked as Senior VP of A&R, president of an independent record label, written two books, and executive produced for television. Currently he owns and operates One One 7 and Noble Management. We have a great chat about how to raise the level of inspiration in the room, when a publishing deal is right for you, and how to get noticed by labels and established producers.

In this episode we'll dig in on...

  • The unexpected ways your songs get heard
  • Serving others before yourself
  • Writing hundreds of songs until you get one that feels "right"
  • Learning when to sign up for PROs
  • When to keep and when to give up your publishing
  • Getting the attention of record labels
  • The power of a unique lyric or title
  • Planting the seeds of confidence during artist development
  • Getting excited to work with label executives and moving into artist management
  • The importance of having a trusted team as an independent artist

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Guest: Jason Davis

Host: Travis Ference

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Host Travis Ference chats with music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, musicians, and songwriters about the tips, tricks, mindsets, and ideas that helped them define their careers.
Insightful conversations about building and maintaining a fulfilling and successful career in the music industry. Music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, songwriters, musicians, composers and various other audio professionals sit down and share the tips, tricks, mindsets and ideas that helped them define their careers.

Created and hosted by Grammy nominated recording and mixing engineer Travis Ference, Progressions: Success in the Music Industry is inspired by the journey of his career so far. Travis is determined to set the next generation of music creators up with the tools they need to define their own success and live a happy, healthy, and prosperous career in the music business.

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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.