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 “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!
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
Total Running Time – 7hrs: 41 mins!
(Price: FREE with SongTown Membership!)
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
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
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.