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 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 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) 

Learn More

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) 

Learn More

This course is FREE for members of SongTown!