Online Songwriting Courses & Live Events

SongTown songwriting Courses & 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

April 20, 27, May 4, 2020 – 7pm CDT – Online Classroom

SongTown has lined up three great artists for you to get to know and write for!  Each Monday for three weeks, starting April 20th, 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!

You’ll hear the kinds of questions pros ask artists to get all of that info and then – here comes the exciting part – you will write a chorus that you think that artist will like.  The artist will go through the choruses submitted in the forum and – here’s the more exciting part – they will pick one chorus each week that they want to write with the winning writer!


SongTown TV

The original “On Songwriting” Monthly Webinar.

On Songwriting Live Webinar with

Actress, Songwriter & Artist Alicia Witt

Thursday, April 16th at 7pm CDT

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

Years before kicking off her career as an indie-pop songwriter, a seven year-old Alicia Witt took her first classical piano lesson. She landed her debut movie role that same year, appearing in David Lynch’s sci-fi epic Dune. Decades later, Witt has built both passions into a thriving business, balancing an acclaimed string of movie, television, and stage appearances with solo records like 2018’s 15,000 Days.

Writing Retreats


Fall SongWriting Retreat 2020

October 19-20, 2020 ~ Nashville, TN

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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Special Events


Introducing the SongTown

Creative Xperience Workshop & 6th Annual Birthday Bash

Sunday, October 18, 2020 – 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 songwriting workshop.  Then join us in the evening for the big annual SongTown Birthday Bash!

Thanks to all who came out last year! 

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 songwriting course/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. A must watch songwriting course for anyone wanting to build their own tracks

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 in an exclusive SongTown songwriting course. 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!