Getting Your Songs Published with Chad Segura (Centricity Music)

Do you wonder how songs really get on records and the radio? Do you wonder what it’s like to co-write or to have your songs heard by successful artists and how the song process works? Want some amazing insights into what it takes to really be heard by top music industry publishers?

Chad Segura is VP of Publishing for Centricity Music in Franklin, Tennessee, and is one of the music industry’s most loved and respected figures, working with writers such as Seth Moseley, Benji Cowart, Jason Gray, and the roster of Centricity Music artists. In this episode, John Chisum sits down with Chad to talk about how song publishing happens, Chad’s musical influences, his journey to become a 20-year champion for songwriters, and the challenges of learning how to decipher the Southern dialect for a guy from the Northwest.

This fun and informative discussion also covers:

  • Creation, stewardship, and monetization of songs
  • Identifying talent and developing songs
  • Co-writing and collaboration
  • Radio singles versus album cuts
  • Film, TV, Apple Music, and exploiting songs fully
  • Chad’s philosophy of songwriting
  • Encouragement that there’s no shortage of opportunity for songwriters

John Chisum

John Chisum is a pioneer in the Christian music business, serving alongside people such as Bill & Gloria Gaither, Twila Paris, Paul Baloche, Don Moen, and many more. As President of Nashville Christian Songwriters, John seeks to empower Christian songwriters worldwide to discover and fulfill their call to write.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Debra Price

    Thank You for the opportunity to listen in to the great podcast.. I would love to share My music with You and Your team. My sophomore Cd is entitled “Transform Me” I would love to hear back from You at Your earliest convenience. Thank You again.
    🙂 205-427-1258  

  2. Brenda Faye Petelton

    I am a songwriter and is looking forward to meeting with some top people about my music I have a lot to offer a lot of good music a lot to be heard I am interested in finding out more on were to go from here

  3. Tina Lucas

    Do u have any advice in if you should be there to be heard…or be taken seriously

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