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Spotify to host songwriting camps for Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds’ new publisher


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Artist, songwriter and producer Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds is launching a new publishing company called Good Vibes Music Group. One of the most interesting things about it is the publisher’s relationship with Spotify.

Good Vibes is hunting for emerging songwriters by holding ‘Discovery Song Camps’ in LA, Atlanta, Nashville and London in the coming months, with eight songwriters chosen for each camp, which will take place in Spotify’s ‘Secret Genius Studios’ in those four cities.

“Spotify is donating its studio space and will be involved in rolling out content,” reported Billboard. This builds on Spotify’s activities already around songwriting camps, as part of its Secret Genius program for songwriters – for example, one in London last autumn attended by 40 prominent songwriters.

The partnership with Good Vibes is a step on from that, and one that will be watched carefully by established publishers. On the plus side, at least the metadata for works from Edmonds’ new company won’t go missing on Spotify’s system. Or at least, so you’d hope…

Update: the headline of this story has been changed to reflect the fact that Spotify’s Secret Genius Studios are hosting the songwriting camps, but that Spotify has not partnered with Good Vibes Music Group.

Stuart Dredge

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