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Publisher Online Pitch with Devon DeVries

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Publisher Online Pitch with Devon DeVries

August 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


About Devon DeVries.

VP of Creative – Film/TV and A&R – Big Yellow Dog Music

Devon is looking for songs in Pop, Film/TV, Christian and Country genres.

Devon has already been pitching several of our GSC members songs.

Devon is currently Megan Trainor’s publisher as well and represents the song “All About that Bass” which is currently #2 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the Top 40 radio charts. Our GSC team congratulates Devon and the Big Yellow Dog team on this success.

Devon is originally from the Seattle, WA area where he grew up with a love for music and the arts. After attending WWU north of Seattle studying music (classical voice) he decided to transfer to Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he Graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Voice with an Emphasis in Music Business. After graduating he and his wife moved to Los Angeles, CA where he began his career in music.

Devon served for 3 1/2 years as Associate Creative Director for Essential Music Publishing / Sony ATV – (Provident Music Group/ Sony Music Entertainment) in Nashville before recently accepting his post as VP of Creative – Film/TV – A&R at BIG YELLOW DOG MUSIC. Devon oversees the Film/TV music portion of business, the creative and licensing areas for Big Yellow Dog Music. Devon brings a ton of experience and knowledge regarding the various types of income streams available for music.

His past work experience includes CBS/Paramount TV Music as well as Extreme / Sony ATV both in Los Angeles. After gaining Film/TV Music licensing experience at CBS/Paramount as well as Extreme he then opened his own company called Underground Mix working with Indie Bands and Artists placing their songs in film/TV shows as well as producing custom songs and tracks for brand advertising. Most of 2009 Devon and his family were living in Denmark training/mentoring musicians in the Danish Church. Devon has also sung with the Nashville Opera for the last 3 seasons.

Devon’s role as a Music Publisher with Sony has him managing the content of numerous artists. His staff writers include Jason Ingram, Matt Bronlewee, Stu G. (Delerious?), Tony Wood and several other well established songwriters. Devon also is the internal music advisor for Provident Films (Sony) and directs all creative for Film/TV Music licensing for Sony / Provident Label Group as well as Essential/Sony ATV catalogs.

Some of his most recent film/TV credits while at Sony include A&R for the Soundtrack to October Baby (Provident Films), Glee Finale, What to Expect When You are Expecting, Friends with Benefits, American Idol, Once Upon a Time, Rookie Blue, New Years Eve – Trailer, National Acuvue Commercial, National Target Commercial, Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, Pretty Little Liars, American Eagle and many many more.


About the Publisher Online Pitch Event

Have you ever thought: “Wow I think I have a really good song. If only I could get a legitimate publisher to listen?”

Through GSC’s affordable Publisher Online Pitch service you can have your song or songs heard by a reputable publisher from wherever in the world you live and without the expensive cost of travel.

One of the most important elements of this service is that you will be connecting with a publisher, creating a relationship with this publisher and learning the pitching process professional songwriters utilize every day.

Here are the details!

  • This is a member-only event.
  • Members can take advantage of the “Listen Only” option for only $20 before pitching a song.
  • This event is limited to 30 song pitches.
  • Once you purchase the POP event you will receive a confirmation that will contain your step by step instructions for logging into the webcast.
  • If you purchase a song pitch, you will need to email your song in mp3 format along with your photo (jpg format only) and lyric (Microsoft Word format only) to [email protected] by 11am the day before the event. (Please list your name and where you are from on the top of your lyric. GSC wants the publisher to connect with you.)
  • Guitar vocals and keyboard vocals are acceptable. You do not have to have a full demo for this event.
  • The publisher will only listen to the first verse and the chorus of your song.
  • The publisher may or may not comment on your song. This event is not intended as a publisher evaluation service; although in most cases, the publisher will offer constructive advice.
  • This is a real publisher pitch opportunity. The publisher will either PASS on your song OR he may choose to keep your song for further consideration.
  • You are encouraged to stay involved in the webinar while all songs are listened to and here is why:
    • Out of respect for the other participants.
    • Should the publisher choose to comment on a song, you will learn from what he has to say.
    • If a publisher takes a song, you will want to connect with that songwriter and possibly co-write with that writer.

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August 25, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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