Let me give you a scenario. You get picked up by a legit music exec. They tell you they love this one song you wrote, it’s a definite hit. They want to sign you or manage you based on that song. Then they tell you that they want 20% of the writing royalties, and a good portion of the publishing rights, etc etc..you start thinking…’hmmm the song is a hit, they said so! Why should I give it to them and let them take a big percentage of MY work? I will sell it myself and keep all the money.’ Or, ‘ My songs are too good to give away any of it, I want to keep it all. You pay me….I wrote it, why should you get writing credit and publishing royalties, you will make more than I will!’ Sound familiar?