Deadline Approaching for the Second Annual Pub Deal


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Send in your entries! The deadline for the Second Annual Pub Deal is TOMORROW at midnight!

Leading music licensing, publishing and management company Secret Road has teamed up with music technology startup Songspace and world renowned instrument maker Martin Guitar to present the 2nd annual “Pub Deal,” a contest to win a one-year, $20,000 publishing contract, open to songwriters and artists of all genres.  

In addition to taking home a $20,000 advance, the winning artist will work with Secret Road Music Services throughout the year to build their repertoire and market their songs for licensing in film and TV. Secret Road has placed it’s roster’s music with a wide range of brands, including  Visa, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Target and Google plus in such highly rated television shows as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Parenthood,” and “Pretty Little Liars,” and in such films as “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Something Borrowed,” and “No Strings Attached.”

PRIZES: 25 finalists will be announced and featured on  This group will be narrowed down to 5 who will be invited to participate in an exclusive audition process that includes interviews with Secret Road’s staff as well as co-writing sessions with their songwriters.


  • Publishing contract with Secret Road Music Publishing for one-year.
  • $20,000 / year salary which is non-recoupable (meaning the salary won’t reduce any royalties you can earn).
  • Signed to the roster of Secret Road, a music licensing, publishing, and management company that has placed songs in a wide range of work (see highlights here).
  • Featured in American Songwriter

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