NYC / Los Angeles / London
Illustrations by Gregory Pepper
Terrorbird Publishing looks out for our songwriters on all counts; seeking new opportunities for compositions, discovering new pathways to create, protecting copyrights, and diligently tracking down royalties. As reflected by our industry-leading rates and transparency, we at believe at our core that songwriters should own their copyrights, and fully understand the deals they are signing. Through in-house royalty administration and creative services, we ensure our writers see every penny and are prioritized for every relevant creative opportunity.
The Team: Josh Briggs, Madison Rudd, Noor Khan, Julia Moreira, Jasmine Flott, Sam Storch, Ari Blut, Lauren Ross, and Jess Caragliano.
At Terrorbird, the songwriter leads. As your publisher, it’s our job to protect the value of your catalog while supporting your vision for your music and amplifying your message. Through our artist-friendly contracts, diligent royalty collection, and stellar creative team, we’re proud to boast a 95% client retention rate. We've...
• Set up cowrites that became cuts on labels such as Universal, Polyvinyl, Sony, Defected, Concord
• Facilitated original music & scoring opportunities for artists like Emily Sprague (Florist), Magic Sword, Emily Wells, WHY?
• Recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in previously unpaid royalties worldwide
Terrorbird Publishing is trusted by some of the most fiercely independent trailblazers in music, across the genre spectrum, like Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Deerhoof, Shamir, Tim Barry (Avail), Isaac "Redd" Holt (Young-Holt Unlimited), Trampled By Turtles, AJJ, Camae Dennis (Moor Mother, 700 Bliss, Irreversible Entanglements), Alison Wolfe (Bratmobile), Alice Bag, The Bouncing Souls, Marcos Garcia (Antibalas, Chico Mann, Here Lies Man), Hot Water Music, Zola Jesus, and more.
Publishing is complicated, but it doesn't have to be. We're here to help you understand the intricacies of your rights as a songwriter, as much as you want to know them. When you have questions, we're the humans who are here to answer them - not some giant publishing administration monolith behind-the-scenes, not an 800 number or "info@" void - the people doing the work. And we administer directly in North America, so that means more clarity, less confusion, and more royalties in your pocket.
Interested in writing songs beyond your own albums? We host a semi-annual, week-long, virtual song camp, pairing you with other songwriters & producers from the Terrorbird family. Each day brings a new writing prompt with a new partner, led by Terrorbird staff along with special guests. It's like a bootcamp to jumpstart your creativity & collaborative spirit.
Past camps have resulted in dozens of original songs, syncs for ad campaigns (Phillips 66), promos (Netflix), TV (Netflix, Apple TV), film (Paramount) & video games (XBox), new commercial releases, and continuing collaborations well beyond camp. It prepares you for the challenge of writing to task in a way writing only for yourself never can.