EP 179: Brad Garcia – Working in Music Publishing

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Brad Garcia is an accomplished musician and storyteller whose career began in 2012 with the alt-rock band Safe to Say. Rising to prominence through albums like ‘With Everything in Between’ and ‘Down in the Dark’, Garcia led the band across international tours and later rebranded as Locket in 2019. His early years, enriched by diverse musical influences in a household filled with genres from country to ’90s grunge, laid the foundation for his dynamic musical journey.

Garcia’s talents extend beyond performance; since 2020, he’s made a mark in the music industry as a composer, songwriter, and producer with Concord. Collaborating with artists across various genres, from Bulow to Felix Snow, he brings stories to life through music. His ability to infuse vulnerability into his compositions connects deeply with audiences, showcasing his flair for creating emotionally compelling music.


  • Getting into music publishing
  • Diversifying your skillset
  • Creating your musical portfolio
  • Studying music for inspiration
  • Learning to understand the language of clients
  • Creating opportunities to grow your network
  • The value of meeting people in person
  • Taking chances with your music
  • Work-for-hire jobs vs. traditional publishing
  • Getting paid to write songs
  • Writing music that is licensable
  • Dealing with rejection

To learn more about Brad Garcia, visit: https://www.bradxgarcia.com/

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