Online Courses & Live Events
SongTown Events are led by top pros and are attended by thousands of writers from all over the world. Our online MasterClasses, CrashCourses, and live “SongTown in YourTown Workshops” are designed to inspire your writing and give you the right tools to attain your songwriting goals.
The original “On Songwriting” Monthly Webinar.
On Songwriting Live Webinar with Artist/Hit Songwriter
Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm CDT
In 2016, after having already had a record deal of her own, Jesse Lee celebrated her first #1 song, Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan”. In 2017, Jesse penned one of the 14 songs on Keith Urban’s album RIPCORD “That Could Still be Us” and just last month, she had her second #1 song with Brett Young, “Like I Loved You.” It was a 3 week Billboard number one which she co-wrote with Brett Young.
Free for members of SongTown! Not a member? Join Here!
Live 3-Week Classes Taught by SongTown Co-Founders/Pro Writers
The “Writing To Tracks” CrashCourse
Online Class – Starts March 19
Writing melody and lyrics to a music track has become an essential part of today’s songwriter skill set. And it’s FUN! This 3-Week class will cover techniques for track writing your way to a great song. This class includes Pro Tracks you can use for your own demos!
Spring Creative Retreat – 2018 (Coming April 7-8!)
Spend two inspiring days in Nashville, TN, honing your songwriting craft and co-writing with top hit-makers Marty Dodson, Clay Mills, and special guest hit writers/producers!
Network with Publishers, Producers, and Writers.
Creative Course Packs
Created by Hit Writers – Work at Your Own Pace
Amateur Vs. Pro Songwriting
Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when hit songwriters are creating magic? This one-of-a-kind instructional Video, featuring Tim Johnson and Clay Mills, pulls back the curtain to spotlight the differences in pro songwriting sessions vs. amateur. You will watch real-time as Pro songwriters write the same song title as 2 sets of Amateur writers in adjacent studios. We captured all on film and it’s eye-opening!
Total Time 1hrs: 46mins
Intro To GarageBand and Building Tracks
Pro Songwriter/Track Guy Daniel Ross takes you step-by-step through building a demo track from scratch in Garage Band. You’ll learn tips and tricks used by one of the hottest up-and-coming track guys to use in your own home demos. Daniel and host Marty Dodson take a basic guitar/vocal version of a song and build a track into a finished production.
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Total Running Time – 7hrs: 41 mins!
Breaking Down The Hits: Tom Shapiro
Hall of Fame Songwriter Tom Shapiro breaks down 21 of his biggest hits. A rare step-by-step breakdown of his writing, re-writing, and demoing process of each song.
Includes 21 companion assignments from SongTown co-founder Marty Dodson!
Total Time 5hrs: 33mins!
Living A Creative Life
Professional songwriter Bonnie Baker (hits include artists Hunter Hayes, Rascal Flatts, SHeDAISY, and Reba McEntire) teaches you how to live a positive and creative life.
Total Time 4hrs:11mins