Online Songwriting Courses & Live Events

SongTown online 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 Artists Crash Course - SongTown



We’ve lined up 3 recording artists for you to write for and 2 multi-hit songwriters to guide you through the process. Find out what type of songs these 3 signed artists are looking for and target write for a chance to co-write with them.

This course has already started. Check back for our next CrashCourse coming soon!

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

Songwriting Retreats

VIRTUAL Songwriting Retreat 2021

Spring Retreat Sold Out – Stay Tuned for the next retreat

Spend two inspiring days, 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!


The Songwriting MasterClass Series 2021

Transform your songs & songwriting for life!


This six-week songwriting masterclass will level-up your writing in a big way– in a very short time. Train with multi #1 writers/producers Clay Mills & Marty Dodson.

This class is offered only once a year every January and February.

Special Events


SongTown Creative Xperience Workshop & 6th Annual Birthday Bash

Spend the day online with us 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 online songwriting course.  Then join us in the evening for the big annual SongTown Birthday Bash! This year, we are offering the workshop/bash free for members!

Thanks for another great celebration!

SongTown TV

The original “On Songwriting” Monthly Webinar.

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On Songwriting Live Webinar

with Natalie Taylor from Taylor Red

Thursday, February 11 at 7pm CT

Natalie will be talking about techniques for growing your fanbase on social media, particularly on TikTok.

Taylor Red has performed over 1000 live shows across America and internationally in countries such as Norway and Canada. Amy Grant, Charlie Daniels, Diamond Rio, Don Williams, High Valley, Josh Turner, Michael W. Smith, Neil McCoy, and Ray Stevens include some of the artists the three girls have opened for throughout their career. In recognition of their music, Taylor Red was featured in Variety Magazine as one of the Six All-Female Bands Blowing up on TikTok(2020), voted 2nd place in Nashville Scene in the Best Singer-Songwriter Category(2020), and a Dove Award nominee in 2014 for Country Album of The 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!