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.


Writing for Recording Artists – 3 Week CrashCourse

Starts July 8th – Online Classroom

SongTown has lined up three great artists for you to get to know and write for!  Each Monday for three weeks, starting July 8th, we will have one of the artists on camera talking about what they look for in songs, and more specifically, what kind of song they are needing RIGHT NOW!

Dates: July 8, 15, 22

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Writing Retreats

Fall Writing Retreat – October 10-11, 2019

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.

Email to get on the list to be notified for early registration.

More Details Here!

SongTown TV

The original “On Songwriting” Monthly Webinar.

On Songwriting Live Webinar with Hit Songwriter Tim James

Thursday, June 13th at 5pm CDT

An online songwriting event you won’t want to miss…

Tim James’ first #1 song was “My List”, recorded by Toby Keith. “My List” went on to be the most played song of the year in 2002 and has since been on albums that have sold over 10 million copies. He has cuts by Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, Chris Young, Buddy Jewel, Craig Morgan, Point Of Grace, Lee Ann Womack and more. In 2015, James, Darius Rucker and Rivers Rutherford wrote 2 songs, “So I Sang” and the title track “Southern Style” for the #1 album “Southern Style” by Darius, and most recently wrote the Chris Stapleton song “Either Way” from the Grammy-winning Album Of The Year, “From A Room, Volume 1”.

Special Events

Introducing the SongTown

Creative Experience Workshop & 5th Annual Birthday Bash 2019

October 12, 2019 – Nashville, TN

Spend the day in Nashville, TN honing your songwriting craft and learning from top hit-makers Marty Dodson, Clay Mills, and special guests in our full day-roll-up-your-sleeves, get-your-hands-dirty creative experience workshop followed by a big SongTown Birthday Bash!

Circle the date & make your plans!

Video Training 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!

All Levels
1 Video
Total Time  1hrs: 46mins

(Price: 29.99) 

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This course is FREE for members of SongTown!

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
22 Videos
Total Running Time – 7hrs: 41 mins!

(Price: $147

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This course is FREE for members of SongTown!

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!

All Levels
21 Videos
Total Time  5hrs: 33mins!

 (Price $179) 

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This course is FREE for members of SongTown!