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 Gilbert Donovan & Jim “Moose” Brown
Thursday, June 28th @ 7pm CDT
An online songwriting event you won’t want to miss…
We will have two special guests for the evening, artist phenom Gilbert Donovan and his Manager/Alter Ego, Jim “Moose” Brown. Gilbert has been working in the trenches for years trying to get a record label to recognize his extraordinary talent and launch him to stardom. To add to his frustration, fate has had him working with less talented vocal stylists like Willie Nelson and Brad Paisley. You’ll laugh and cry as Gilbert tells his story.
Live 3-Week Classes Taught by SongTown Co-Founders/Pro Writers
The S – Factor CrashCourse 2018
3 – Week Online Class Starts June 11
Four songwriting pros will battle over YOUR song idea, and when the dust settles, you will have a hit songwriting pro coach you through the process of turning your idea into the best song it can be!
Fall Creative Retreat – 2018 (Coming October 11-12!)
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