030: Writing for Whitney Houston & Fighting for All Songwriters with Tami Latrell


Tami LaTrell is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated songwriter who’s written for artists such as Whitney Houston, Monica, Keyshia Cole, SWV, Rotimi and Country duo Love and Theft to name a few.

She inked her first music publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing in 2002, and is now an established writer with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Aside from songwriting, she facilitates music publishing and copyright workshops online and at different universities. She’s a Youtube partner with over 650k+ views, and is a Brand Ambassador for Songtrust.

In this episode of Music Business Dreams, Tami details her career as a songwriter, including the time one of her songs was sold to Whitney Houston without her knowledge and the process she went through to be properly credited. We talk about publishing deals, the importance of being business minded as a songwriter, and the advocacy work Tami does to ensure the next generation of songwriters is protected.

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