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 original “On Songwriting” Webcast
The On Songwriting Webcast: Acclaimed Artist/Writer Gabe Dixon
(Thursday Oct. 26)
An online songwriting event you won’t want to miss…
Join host Marty Dodson and acclaimed artist/writer Gabe Dixon for an hour of online songwriting education!
Throughout his career, many notable artists have taken note of and supported Gabe’s immense talents. He has opened for and toured with the likes of Gavin DeGraw, Loggins & Messina, and Delta Rae, as well as held side gigs as the keyboardist and vocalist for Paul McCartney, Alison Krause & Union Station, O.A.R. and Supertramp. His songs have received placements on major television shows including Parks and Recreation, Grey’s Anatomy, and Vampire Diaries, and his song “Find My Way” served as the theme during the opening credits for the box office hit The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock. .
How To Be Your Own Music Publisher
Major music publisher Mike Sebastian teaches a 3 week course on becoming your own publisher. You’ll learn how to set-up your own publishing company, understand income streams, and how to protect your interests. Mike will cover much of the same material he teaches at renown music college, Belmont University, in his music publishing class. A must for every songwriter!
(Price $225 for Non-Members, $199.99 for Members)
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: $199 – 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
Fall Creative Retreat – 2017 (Coming Oct 7-8!)
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.