Freelance editorial and content creation for music, film/TV/video, Internet, and print. I'll make sure your message is consistent across all platforms. Specialties include press releases, interviews, newsletters, articles, social media and promotional materials. Creation of style guidelines, directories, indices, databases, research, fact checking, and script services. CMS sites HostBaby, BandZoogle, and GoDaddy.
Providing individualized attention to your music publishing catalog. I will research and compile your catalog into an easy to understand format to determine the steps needed to insure you are receiving all the royalties owed to you, this will include taking a look at your distribution channels. If needed, I will provide metadata for your music files. I will get you up and running, and pointed in the right direction.
Through Entertainment Editorial I help musicians, writers, and companies manage their works, projects, and releases. I understand the pressures of wearing every hat for your career, so if you need help or guidance, drop me a line. My rates are extremely reasonable and there is never a charge for a consultation. If I can't help you I will direct you to someone who can.
I am an award-winning singer and songwriter with multiple commercial releases and as such, have experience in singing, songwriting, recording, production, music royalty administration, contracts, copyrights, publishing/placement agreements, music libraries, metadata, song descriptions, radio/video campaigns, promotion, and distribution. I have created promotional materials of all types including press releases, ads, online content including CMS websites, CD/DVD packaging, and music video production. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with writers, photographers, graphic artists, marketing/sales, circulation, and IT teams, musicians, stylists, actors, and other artists. I also have experience with subtitles and voice over. I am a voting member of NARAS/GRAMMYS, a writer/publisher member of ASCAP, a steering committee member for SONA (Songwriters of North America), and a member of the NSAI, AIMP, NARIP trade associations.
I have extensive experience in editing, proofing, content creation and management for music, film/TV/video, Internet, and print. I have more than 20 years of experience working as an editor for various industries, 15 of those for business-to-business directory and magazine publishers, including a stint as the Managing Editor of LA 411 and NY 411 for the renowned entertainment magazine Variety. I have created 6 new publications, and multiple databases, and I am experienced in creating and maintaining style guides, proofreading, researching, fact-checking, development of story ideas, writing captions, short articles, interviews, and press releases.
To view some of my work check out the links below and my Behance profile.
If you'd like to know more about my music visit www.debbiehennessey.com
View a portfolio of some of my work at Behance.
The Blue Mountain Review - This beautiful magazine covers poetry, writing, art, and music. It is my great pleasure to write to them. View the humorous but informative Hemingway's Dog advice column for creatives pages 194 &195 of Issue 18, the introduction letter Art and Nature Forever Entwined, pages 1 & 2, in the 11th issue, and an interview I did with screenwiter Alison Bonn in issue 25 on pages 77 & 78.
Dante's Old South Radio Show - Starting February 2019, I will be writing a music blog for the Facebook page of this popular NPR radio show, which airs on WUTC Chattanooga. Click here to read a blog I wrote on the great Bobby Gentry.
KLJD Consulting - KLJD works with profit and non-profit news, media, and civic tech organizations helping them expand their businesses and strengthen their bottom line. Primarily, I research, assess, and compile information regarding worldwide philanthropic organizations of all kinds for use by clients. KLJD is owned by a former Variety colleague and I am thrilled to be working with him again on an ongoing basis.
Jessica Meyerson - Writer/Actor/Producer Ellen, That 70's Show - Have you been writing and rewriting and staring at your script for what seems like forever, and want an outside eye to proofread you to catch the things you may have missed? Then Debbie is your gal! She is quick, responsive, and asks questions. She is versed in both multi-cam and single-cam sitcom formatting. She has a sharp eye and will catch any punctuation, formatting, or inconsistencies in your script. Use her! - @jessapprovedblog (Instagram)
Song Syndicate - Record label, recording studio, and artist management. My work includes creating press releases, advertising buys and management, publishing admin assistance, and other label/artist related items.
SONA - Songwriters of North America - I am honored to be a member of the Steering Committee and in addition, I work on press releases & news articles, logos, t-shirts, advertising, and previously maintained the website via Squarespace. Click here to read my article on the Ask Spotify Why town hall held in Los Angeles.
Lexie Hofer - Singer/Songwriter/Artist/Actor - I have worked with Lexie on film sync/master licensing and contracts, PRO issues, and distribution.
"I had just started working with Debbie on a music project and realized how much she knew about the business side. So, when I needed help deciphering a contract for a song placement in a movie I didn’t hesitate to contact her. She sat down with me, explained what each section meant, and helped me negotiate for the best deal. I highly recommend Debbie as she is very intelligent, strategic, and helpful! I will definitely utilize her expertise in the future.” - Lexie Hofer
Amiena - Singer/Songwriter/Artist - I work with Amiena on her song catalog including registration, royalty administration, metadata, licensing, PRO issues, and contracts.
“Debbie is like my magic wand of musical organization, spreadsheets, dealing with CD Baby, BMI, SoundExchange, and every other publishing administrative challenge I ignore. Despite having other clients, she always finds time to handle whatever last-minute metadata request I throw at her. Seriously, if I could just shrink her down to fit in my handbag so she could travel around with me on musical adventures, I would!” - Amiena
Shane Gaalaas - Drummer/Songwriter/Artist - I am currently working with Shane on his publishing catalog, distribution, and royalty administration. Some of Shane's credits include: Japanese supergroup B’z, Cosmosquad, Toque, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, Vinnie Moore, and Glenn Hughes.
Allyson Paige - Singer/Songwriter/Artist/Teacher - CD artwork/layout, and distribution for her latest EP Little Girl Lost. I also created her website through Host Baby, which she now maintains. I continue to work with Allyson as needed, including her Facebook page.
Robin Sandoval, urban girl music - Songwriter/Musician/Singer - I work with Robin on film/TV licensing, metadata, and general music business practices.
"Not only is Debbie a great singer/songwriter but she helped me understand the world of meta-data and its importance in the world of music supervisors. She simply understands the technicalities of this music business. Where I was having difficulty understanding publishing splits and digital/online streaming, she helped clear it up. After working with Debbie and her listening to some of my catalog, she was able to assist in getting one of my songs placed in a film! I absolutely recommend her if you could use a friend and mentor to help guide you through the maze of your music career!" - Robin Sandoval
Kevin Chown - Bassist/Songwriter/Artist - I work with Kevin on catalog & royalty administration, social media, distribution, upcoming releases, and recently built and maintain his new website via Host Baby. Some of Kevin's credits include: Chad Smith’s Bombastic MeatBats, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Tarja, Cosmosquad, Chuck Berry, and Tony MacAlpine.
PJ Zitarosa - Guitarist/Songwriter/Performer/Teacher - I helped PJ with the re-release of his Speed Of Evil CD including artwork/layout, changing distributors, and reclaiming his publishing. I also created his website with Bandzoogle, which he now maintains.
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