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

3 Week CrashCourse – Coming Soon!

Online Classroom

SongTown’s 3 week online CrashCourses are a great way to interact with pro songwriters, producers, publishers and get to know the SongTown community.

 

Coming Soon!

Writing Retreats

Fall Writing Retreat – October 10-11, 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

More Details Here!

SongTown TV

The original “On Songwriting” Monthly Webinar.

On Songwriting Live Webinar with Hit Songwriter Phil Barton

Thursday, July 25th at 7pm CDT

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

Phil Barton is an Australian songwriter living in Nashville, TN. He had his first No. 1 with the Lee Brice smash, “A Woman Like You”. This song led to a Music Row Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year and has since been certified double platinum.

His songs have been recorded by Sara Evans, David Nail, Eli Young Band, Dustin Lynch, Cassadee Pope, Morgan Evans, Seth Ennis, LOCASH, and many more. Along with his success in American Country Music, Phil has had eleven Top Ten singles in Canada with artists like Tim Hicks, Chad Brownlee, The Washboard Union, Jojo Mason, and Meghan Patrick. In Australia, he has also had cuts with Lee Kernaghan, Missy Lancaster, Busby Marou, Jai Waetford, The Wolfe Brothers, Reigan, and more.

He has recently signed a publishing co-venture with Liz Rose Music and Olé.

Special Events

Introducing the SongTown

Creative Experience Workshop & 5th Annual Birthday Bash 2019

October 12, 2019 – 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!

Circle the date & make your plans!

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

Purchase Course!

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!