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.
On Songwriting Webinar
The “On Songwriting” Online Webcast
w/ hit songwriter Jason Duke
Thursday, March 30th – 7PM (CDT)
Join host Marty Dodson and hit writer Jason Duke for an hour of online songwriting education! Jason’s story is one of true inspiration. Learn how he went from long time bartender to full time songwriter. Major cuts by Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, and more. Nice guys can finish first!
Non-members ($9.99) Click for details.
*This month we are including a FREE 30 Day Membership to SongTown with your ticket!
The “Writing To Tracks” CrashCourse
Writing melody and lyrics to a music track has become an essential part of today’s songwriter skill set. This 3-Week class will cover strategies and techniques for track writing your way to a great song.
•Learn pro techniques for lyricists and composers from multi- #1 hit songwriters Clay Mills, Marty Dodson, and a surprise guest!
•Complete the class with 5 pro music tracks that you can use for song demos. ($2,000 value)
•Meet Potential Co-writers.
•Chance to win one of 3 FREE “Full Demos” with pro vocalist awarded during class!
(Price $225) Starts March 6th Sold Out!
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.