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 Sync

3-Week CrashCourse taught by Music Supervisor Garrett McElver

Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12 – 7:30pm CST – Online Classroom

This songwriting course will cover the creative and business process of a Music Supervisor, and go over the journey of licensing a song in film and television. Concepts covered will include the day-to-day responsibilities of a music supervisor, who they interact with, how they go about finding music for licensing, and what you can do as a songwriter to put yourself in a position for success when seeking licensing opportunities.

This course will also consist of reviewing briefs in which you will write original songs to, and in weeks 2 and 3 constructive feedback will be provided for selected songs. This is not your traditional “how to write for sync” class, but instead will provide an inside look into the perspective of a music supervisor on why music is being selected.


SongTown TV

The original “On Songwriting” Monthly Webinar.

On Songwriting Live Webinar

Stay tuned for next month’s guest announcement!

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

Join host Marty Dodson and a special industry guest for an hour of online songwriting education!

Writing Retreats


Spring SongWriting 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 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!