The Royalty Network's Frank Liwall moved from accouting to hitmaking by signing writers for Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande.

What could Robert Flack's classic love song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" possibly have in common with Carl Douglas' disco novelty hit "Kung Fu Fighting?" As it turns out, both are copyrights represented by the Royalty Network, which Frank Liwall and his wife Kathy set up two decades ago, to offer songwriters worldwide representation at competitive rates.

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