The Songwriting and A&R Process with Tejas: Music Publishing Simplified

Songwriting and A&R with Tejas

Earlier this year, Anara Publishing joined forces with the Indian office of their sister company Horus Music to present a series of Instagram Live events entitled “Music Publishing Simplified.” We know that for independent artists, especially in India, the world of music publishing isn’t easily accessible so that’s why we decided to put together this … Read more

Song Splits: 101

Songwriting

For many songwriters, working out how a song should be split can be a confusing and difficult conversation to have. Many worry that having business conversations in the writing room can dampen creativity, and many contemplate if there’s a certain ‘norm’ or ‘formula’ to working out who gets what %. ‘Song splits’ relate to how … Read more

Supporting musicians during the COVID-19 outbreak

With the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are in uncharted territory in many aspects of our lives. Within the music industry, we have seen this start to affect a lot of artists and businesses especially within live music. Many festivals have now been postponed including SXSW, Glastonbury, Coachella and Liverpool Sound City. Numerous artists are … Read more

Why is it important to professionally mix and master your tracks?

Mastering

Signing a record deal was once an artist’s best, if not only, hope of getting their music out to fans. Nowadays, it is much easier for independent musicians to deliver their music to major platforms thanks to distributors such as our sister company, Horus Music. Independent musicians are currently making more money from their music … Read more

Songwriting Habits: The Good and Bad

Songwriting

Just like playing a sport or learning an instrument, mastering a new skill requires disciplined practise and songwriting is no exception. The evidence is there in the most successful writers of all time- they were incredibly prolific. Take The Beatles for example. Not all of their songs were perfect or groundbreaking, but they wrote so … Read more

Simple Tips on How to Survive the Modern Day Music Industry as a Songwriter

Surviving the Modern Day Music Industry

Get to Know Your Copyright As a songwriter, swatting up on copyright can be really advantageous when attending business meetings with publishers, labels or sync agents. It’s a part of the music industry which can be quite tricky to master. So, showing you have a great understanding to professionals really does set you apart from … Read more

New Frontiers in Sync at the LA Sync Mission 2018

Hollywood

June is always a busy month for us! Following our trip to MIDEM, there was time for a quick pit stop at Anara Publishing HQ before heading out to Los Angeles for the annual LA Sync Mission. Developing face to face relationships is key with music licensing, especially when you are trying to reach out … Read more

An Interview With… Aunt Cynthia’s Cabin

Aunt Cynthia's Cabin

California’s Aunt Cynthia’s Cabin brought their signature psychedelic, garage rock sound to the Anara Publishing roster earlier this year. We sat down with one half of the duo, Brennan Justice, as he describes how they began making music and his advice for aspiring musicians. 1. Tell us about how you started making music as Aunt … Read more