|Welcome to Big Sugar Music!
My dad and I started Big Sugar Music (BMI) in 1989. We initially established BSM as a way to publish my own songs, but soon realized that other songwriters were also looking for a (mom & pop ) type music publisher. The publishing companies in Nashville, New York and LA seemed too big, impersonal and far away. I realized that an unknown songwriter like myself would have a hard time getting the attention or help needed in the ever changing, competitive world of songwriting.
The roots of Big Sugar Music go back to a clear running, gravel creek that ran directly behind the home place of the great Gospel songwriter Albert Brumley; nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the small community of Powell, Missouri. The famous “Hartford Music Publishing Company” established by Albert and his sons was a stone’s throw from that stream of water known as “Big Sugar Creek”. I recall as a small boy going with my dad to visit Albert and skipping a lot of rocks in that old creek. We had no idea it would one day become the name of our publishing company.
It was a Christmas trip to Nashville in December 1985 that sparked my interest in becoming a songwriter. I met with Jackson Brumley (youngest son of Albert) on a cold, gray day and recall him telling me the quickest way into the music business was through songwriting. A challenge was made for me to go home and write a “Hit” song, and so began my songwriting career. The old saying is true: “It’s not the destination that matters, but the journey“. We may never write that #1 Hit-The writing of songs over time is what brings true satisfaction.
BSM is not a “big city” publishing company with thousands of songs sitting on the shelf or in files hidden deep in a computer somewhere. It is not a company that can guarantee to place your song (s) with the Big Boys in the music industry. Truth is, placing songs with well established artists and record labels is a very difficult task. The Nashville, New York and LA song markets are often closed to outside writers, although it is not impossible for a “well” written song to find its way into the established music circles. The right song-at the right time-with the right exposure always has a chance.
I think you will find Big Sugar Music to be more than just a music publisher. It’s a place where you can form and cultivate songwriting friendships and discover various songwriting tips and information needed to improve your songwriting skills. We look forward to receiving your song submissions for review and a possible publishing agreement with Big Sugar Music.
Remember: It all starts with a song and (you) the songwriter who wrote it.
Best wishes in your songwriting ventures.
Mark Stephen Hendry
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