At music industry conferences, purely actionable information is sometimes hard to come by. Unless you’re listening to someone who’s in the business of providing interesting stats (Eric Garland, say, or Jim Lucchese), the odds that a panelist will offer up clear tips, useful insights, or anything else resembling a brass tack are kind of long.
But just as there is always one panel where nobody offers up any specifics, there is usually also one that is hugely helpful. And at this year’s inaugural Rethink Music conference, it was at a panel about songwriters. [click to continue…]