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.

CrashCourses

MasterClass 2020

6 Week Lyric or Melody Class 

Begins January 13th- Online Classroom

The Melody MasterClass with multi #1 songwriter, 2 time Grammy nominee Clay Mills will focus on transforming your skills from writing good melodies to creating impactful melodies that move people! Clay will teach you his PRA Melody Method he has used to write major hits for Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum and Diamond Rio; and artists as diverse as Baby Face, Reba, and Kimberly Locke.

The Lyric MasterClass with multi #1 songwriter Marty Dodson will focus on transforming your lyrics from good songs to great songs with a re-writing process that Marty has used to write major songs for such artists as Carrie Underwood, Billy Currington, and Kenny Chesney. Marty’s career has proven that good lyrics can produce hits in Pop Music as well as Country.

DETAILS & APPLY HERE!

SongTown TV

The original “On Songwriting” Monthly Webinar.

On Songwriting Webinar with Hall of Fame Songwriter Bobby Braddock

Live Listening Party & Discussion with Marty Dodson

Thursday, January 30th at 7pm CST

Marty sat down with Bobby Braddock and had an inspirational and informative discussion with him that we want to share with you all in a live listening format.

BOBBY BRADDOCK grew up in Florida, traveled the South as a rock ‘n’ roll musician, and became a songwriter in Nashville in the mid-1960s. Many of his songs, such as “D.I.V.O.R.C.E,” “Golden Ring,” “Time Marches On,” and “I Wanna Talk About Me” are country music standards. “He Stopped Loving Her Today” has led most surveys as the best country song of all time. In 2001, he embarked on a new career as a producer, discovering singer Blake Shelton and making several #1 records with him. Braddock’s most recent #1 composition was in 2009: “People Are Crazy.” In 2011 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and received the annual BMI Icon Award, and in 2012 received the ACM Poet’s Award. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1981, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York in 2015. He has received six CMA Song of the Year nominations, winning twice. Bobby Braddock is the only living person to have written #1 country songs in five consecutive decades.

Writing Retreats

Spring Writing Retreat 2020

March 28-29, 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

More Details Here!

Special Events

Introducing the SongTown

Creative Xperience Workshop & 6th Annual Birthday Bash

October 10, 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 creative experience workshop followed by a big SongTown Birthday Bash!

Thanks to all who came out this 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 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!