With the music business constantly evolving it’s important to stay ahead of the curve. It is our firm belief that good is the enemy of great! So we encourage the songwriters and artists that we work with to always give above and beyond, and no matter how good they get and to always try to write better than what they last delivered.
WE EDUCATE, EQUIP & ENCOURAGE
If you have any general music business questions or publishing and admin questions we are here for you... if you have a song you are thinking about demoing but not sure if the time is right, we will take a listen and let you know if we would spend the money on that song for a demo or not and why. We are your team and we want to see you succeed and reach your highest potential.
Our creative team treats you just like one of our own staff songwriters. We look at your songs and evaluate them for our catalog. If we hear an exceptional song we talk to you about what we feel are the strong points and weak points if there are any. Then, if we feel it's needed, we suggest a change. When we feel it represents you as a songwriter and us as your representation well, then we work your song.
Monthly we send educational Q&A video links for you to review from successful music industry professionals to help you improve your craft and to give you insight into how the business side operates.
We offer templates; these include initial email contact templates, works for hire agreements, SR copyright examples etc.
We let you know about upcoming networking events that help build your network, These include webinars, seminars, industry panels and festivals.
We share music industry protocol; The do's and don'ts of the music and film sync business and how to approach music industry professionals successfully.
We offer tips and advise on how to work more productively and successfully toward your goals in the music industry and ways to encourage yourself daily
Our Credentials and what we do for the unsigned songwriter :
Merf Music Group is a Grammy Nominated, CMA nominated, Platinum Record selling and ACM album of the year award winning Publishing and Artist/Songwriter Development Company.
We launched a new division of our company "Song Placement Pros" to give songwriters without representation an opportunity to be represented by a credible and successful publishing company.
When you become a member of The Merf Music Group / Song Placement Pros Songwriter Family you get access to all of our services which includes: song pluggers, catalog organization, admin, licensing, A&R team, project tip sheets for artists and sync=placement opportunities, production team referrals, a monthly newsletter with educational videos and industry insight, and a Grammy nominated songwriter and publisher as your creative directors to develop and work with you to help you get your music prepared to compete with other songs from major label publishing companies and other successful independent songwriters.
Once your songs are ready to compete, then we step up to the plate on your behalf to get your music heard by the decision makers, (Artists, Producers, A&R Executives, and Music Supervisors) and because we pitch for sync license opportunities to film, television, advertising and gaming as well, there are no creative, genre or timeline boundaries when it comes to music styles.
Our overall goal and mission statement is to educate, equip and encourage the creators of music and to help them reach their highest potential. We want to help the songwriter succeed in all areas of their career and help them build an exceptional catalog that can have tangible value at the end of the day so they can reap the fruits from all their hard work. So we created this division which allows us to be your publisher representative, while you "the songwriter" get to hold 100% ownership of your intellectual property rights.
Our mission is to pitch nothing less than exceptional music that will last for years to come.
From publishing and artist/songwriter development, to television, film, advertising and gaming sync placements ; we collectively have three decades of experience in the music business.
Our team of producers, engineers, songwriters, creative directors, song pluggers and A&R staff that have chosen to work with us have placed several songs with major artists that have climbed to number one on the Billboard Charts and have landed multiple sync license placements.
In 2015/2016/2017 We co-ventured with a company to help develop Ashley McBryde as an artist. MMG also placed songs on several major network shows and landed song placements on 2 #1 Billboard selling albums, received a Platinum record award and was a part of ACM Album of the Year with Miranda Lambert, which got nominated for a Grammy and received five CMA nominations and won her female vocalist of the year.
In 2018/2019 Merf Music Group landed 4 songs on Ashley McBryde's grammy nominated Country album of the year " Girl Goin' Nowhere, and a second Grammy nomination for landing a song on Sister Sadie 2 for Bluegrass album of the year as well as a song on Eric Church's Live album 61 days in Church
Our MMG STAFF AND OPPORTUNITY PARTNERS are expecting a lot more opportunities to be opening up for all our songwriters in 2019.
ARTISTS CREDITS MMG STAFF AND OPPORTUNITY PARTNERS HAVE WORKED WITH
REBECCA LYNN HOWARD
BILLY RAY CYRUS
WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN