I'm excited to sing about your book!! - Emily
An Emily Arrow Song brings incredible attention, excitement, and love to your book! Through a creative process, I write a song and direct, produce, record, and edit a music video to feature your book - the end product paralleling the promotions of a publicist.
What do I create for your book?
recorded song + music video + social media + live performance
My goal? To showcase what makes your book awesome because I know kids, teachers, and parents out there are counting on me to deliver content I believe in.
My fee? As compensation for my creative and publicity services, I request to hold earnings from digital and physical distribution in an attempt to recoup my expenses for each project.
Ready to get started? The below process doesn't guarantee I'm able to create a song or video about your work, but is the first step in giving me the ability to try. I'm truly looking forward to working together :)
1) Download and review the GoogleDoc Song, Performance, and Video Agreement as a Word Doc or other preferred format. This agreement give me permission to create, record, make a music video for, and perform a promotional song about your book. *Due to my schedule, I am no longer accepting projects in which I'm unable to recoup my expenses by retaining the (minimal) earnings on the song.
2) Fill in the details for your specific information (TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, etc). after reviewing with your agent or team. *If changes are requested, please modify and highlight in red.
3) Save as .pdf or word doc and email signed agreement to email@example.com
1) How did you create this agreement? Between agent and lawyers, this agreement has been seen by many eyes and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of both the book and music industry.
2) What if you want to include the song on an album? As stated in the agreement, I will come back to you with a more in-depth agreement requesting permission to include the song on an album.
3) Do you make money off of YouTube? Up to this point, I haven't advertised on a majority of my videos-with the exception of collaborations with authors who have given permission to do so. Long story short, I've made a total of almost $130 from YouTube in my 2+ years of creating content. I'm currently only accepting collaborations in which I'm able to advertise so that I'm able able to begin recouping my expenses.
4) My agent still has a question. Can they contact you about it? Sure! Please tell them to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. But please consider that the longer the agreement process takes, the longer the creative process takes.
Want to learn more about the payment means of iTunes, Spotify and YouTube? Here's a great article about the music industry and the current payment model for musicians.