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.

Online Courses

The “3-Week Staff writer” (Special Edition CrashCourse)

(Starts Tuesday May 9th)

Ever wonder what it’s like being a staff songwriter for a top publishing company?

For 3 weeks this May, SongTown lets you in on the experience! You’ll be put through your paces with top publisher Janine Appleton Ebach (Word Music/Word Country). You’ll not only learn what is expected of a staff songwriter, but you’ll also have the opportunity to get your music heard and pitched by a top publisher if it cuts the mustard. Real learning meets real-world opportunity!

(Price $299) Starts May 9th   Register Here!

On Songwriting Webinar

 The “On Songwriting” Online Webcast

w/ music attorney Chuck Allen Floyd

Thursday, April 30th – 7PM (CDT)

Join host Marty Dodson and attorney Chuck Floyd for an hour of online songwriting education!  Marty will be picking Chuck‘s brain in regard to single song contracts, staff writing contracts and other legal issues that songwriters need to know concerning their music.  Tune in online at 7 PM April 20th to ask and get your questions answered!

Members: FREE

Non-members ($9.99) Click for details.

*This month we are including a FREE 30 Day Membership to SongTown with your ticket!

Creative Course Packs

Created by Hit Writers – Work at Your Own Pace

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: FREE with SongTown Membership!

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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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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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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.

All Levels
15 Videos
Total Time  4hrs:11mins

 (Price $129.99) 

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Writing Retreats

Spring Creative Retreat – 2017  (Coming March 25-26!)

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.

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