- One-on-one consulting
- Group coaching
- Self-directed coursework (coming soon!)
- Catalog assessment
- Studio engineering/production
- Song rescue
- Metadata & catalog management
- Navigating distribution
- Registration, copyright & collection
On Nashville’s Music Row, Sumiko is assistant to independent music publisher Steve Bloch, who consults for Demolition Music Publishing (Jon D’agostino, Haven) and listens for Doug Johnson of Black River Entertainment (Kelsea Ballerini, Abby Anderson).
On the west coast, Sumiko wrangles music for Los Angeles based NARIP – National Association of Record Industry Professionals. Under the guidance of superconnector Tess Taylor, she connects songwriters and publishers with music supervisors and synch agents, through pitch events, educational seminars, and networking brunches.
Born and raised in rural northern Ohio, Sumiko learned how to write notes on staff before she knew how to write words! Songwriting has been a part of her blood from jump. As a fourth-generation Japanese American, she brings her unique perspective and a fresh take to the music industry. She spent 15 years in the American southwest with her then husband, running a traveling music school – teaching music to young Navajo and Apache students.
As that wrapped up, Sumiko explored her old passion as a songwriting major at Berklee College of Music’s online degree program. Her mentors there directed her steps, and in 2017, she found herself looking at a fresh start. She landed right back where she’d always dreamed of being: in the heart of Music City.
Call her up if you’ve got songs you’re stuck on, admin tasks you hate to do, if you need to learn the biz side, get feedback on your catalog, or get a 10,000 foot view of your career and dreams. Whatever the nature of your song emergency, Sumiko can get you back on track!