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.
6-Week Melody MasterClass & Lyric MasterClass Begin January 14, 2019
ST MasterClasses are 6-week online courses that will transform your songs and writing for life. Hands-on, personal feedback, and instruction from top pros Clay Mills & Marty Dodson.
Results: Our students have gotten major artist cuts & signed staff publishing deals.
Just 12 Students per video classroom!
Replays available for each class.
Two World-Class Courses. Apply for the class that you need the most!
Live 3-Week Classes Taught by SongTown Co-Founders/Pro Writers
New CrashCourses Coming Soon!
SongTown’s 3 week online CrashCourses are a great way to interact with pro songwriters, producers, publishers and get to know the SongTown community.
Details Coming Soon
The original “On Songwriting” Monthly Webinar.
On Songwriting Live Webinar
Stay tuned for next month’s guest announcement!
An online songwriting event you won’t want to miss…
Join host Marty Dodson and a special industry guest for an hour of online songwriting education!
Introducing the SongTown
Creative Experience Workshop & 4th Annual Birthday Bash 2018
October 13th, 2018 – 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!
Many thanks to everyone who attended!
Spring Creative Retreat – March 30-31, 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 email@example.com to get on the list to be notified when registration opens.
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