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10 Black Songwriters That Should Be Loving Their Publishing Checks

Rico-Love-Right-Here-LyricsYou often hear people say songwriting is where the money is in the music industry. That is true is a sense but producing can be even better depending on your deal. No matter what you do, make sure that publishing is right. Publishing is where the money is! With that being said, check out this list of some of the top Black in the game that should be receiving some pretty good based off their catalogue of songs they have written for others and possibly themselves as well.

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10.Kevin “K.C.” Cossum

kevinwqOriginally from Orlando, FL, Kevin has written songs and/or hooks for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Usher, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and a host of others. He signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell a few years back and he hasn’t stopped since. He is working on his own music and just recently worked with Justin Bieber.
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Rico-Love-Right-Here-LyricsRichard Preston Butler, Jr. better known as Rico Love was born in New Orleans but he was raised partially in Milwaukee, WI as well as Harlem, NY. He is a singer-songwriter and record producer. Love wrote and produced hit records such as Usher’s “There Goes My Baby” and “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)”, Nelly’s “Just a Dream” and “Gone”, as well as Beyoncé Knowles’ “Sweet Dreams”.
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Sevyn+Streeter+PNGAmber Denise Streeter known by her stage name Sevyn Streeter, is a singer–songwriter, best known for being a member of the girl groups TG4 and RichGirl. She has written songs for artists such as Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Ariana Grande, and Tamar Braxton. Currently signed to Atlantic Records, her debut EP entitled Call Me Crazy, But… is scheduled to be released on November 5, 2013. She was also a co-writer on Chris Brown’s “Fina China,” which is the jam.
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stacy-bartheStacy Barthe is a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and signed a publishing deal to Universal Music Publishing Group by Ethiopia Habtermariam, in 2007. I have actually met Stacy a few times and she is always a sweetheart and loves to wear Jordan’s but her song credits are ridiculous. She has written for Britney Spears, Rihanna, Katy Perry, T.I., Brandy, and most recently Miley Cyrus on her new album “Bangerz.”

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