I hope this is within the realms of 'OK to discuss', as I'm looking for advice/suggestions.
I've just been nominated as a finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest 2011 in the adult contemporary category. The winner has already been announced, so I'm not an overall winner, but I came close (.i.e. 9/10).
I have very few contacts in the publishing industry and I'm not sure how to go about contacting publishers - i.e. what would they expect in terms of presentation, should I try and make an appointment to see someone in the company, etc etc. Or should I look about for an agent?
Perhaps this post would be helpful to other songwriters too, so I'm hoping I'm not overstepping the mark in terms of what can and can't be discussed here.
The song that got me to this level of the competition is called 'Numb' and I'm going to post it up on my profile page now.
All the best,