SongTown Presents:

 Writing for TV/Film,Trailers & Ads

w/ LA music supervisor Jody Friedman!

3-Week online CrashCourse  – Starts September 10th


This CrashCourse sold out over the holiday weekend but we’ve created a way to audit the course and still benefit from all that Film/TV knowledge that Jody has to offer!


SongTown brings you the ultimate songwriting course for TV/Film, Trailers, and Ads; Combining education with real-world opportunity! LA music supervisor Jody Friedman, (“Rock of Ages”, “John Carter”, “American Ultra”, “Daddy’s Home”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Brothers Grimsby”) will teach you over the span of 3 weeks how to write music that’s right for the world of sync.

By auditing this course you’ll:

  • Attend weekly live classes in our video classroom with top LA Music Supervisor Jody Friedman.
  • Class-time Q&A with Jody Friedman.
  • Replays of class to review again and again on your own time.
  • Learn what music supervisors are looking for and what makes a great sync song.
  • Learn to write to a music brief and all that entails.
  • Learn about typical deals on songs placed for sync/tv/ads.
  • Free SongTown membership for one month if you are not an ST member.


Jody Friedman’s Bio

Jody Friedman has worked as a music supervisor and doing music clearance for film, television trailers and web series.  He’s worked on projects such as Focus Features’ “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, Netflix’s “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”, HBO’s “The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble”, John Singleton’s FX series, “Snowfall”, Fear Inc. (Amazon, Hulu) & and Facebook’s web series “Strangers”.

Jody’s in depth knowledge of music publishing & copyright allowed him to build HD Music Now from the ground up. For over a decade they have been  licensing music and sound design to the likes of ABC, NBC, Showtime, HBO, CW, Sony, Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers, Bunim-Murray, MTV, and more.

HD Music Now’s catalog can be heard in trailers for films such as “Rock of Ages”, “John Carter”, “American Ultra”, “Daddy’s Home”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Brothers Grimsby” and more.

A songwriter and producer in his own right, one of his songs was recently featured in the trailer for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

Jody is a proud member of the Guild of Music Supervisors.



The 3 Week CrashCourse begins:

  • First class: Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Class Dates: Sept 10, 17 & 24, 2018
  • Class Time: 7pm- 8pm (CDT)
  • Location: Online on your computer or smart device


Audit Price: $99 (Includes a month of SongTown Full-Access Membership!)




“Excited to announce my first major artist cut on Anderson East’s new Atlantic Records Album. I’d also like to say I took some advice from SongTown’s class with Clay Mills and wrote ‘what the artist didn’t have.’ I’m sure that worked in my favor!” ~Jon Decious (Nashville, Tn)

“I recently attended the SongTown Master Class, and I have to say it was the single best learning experience in my quest to become a professional songwriter.” ~ Jonathan Helfand (New York, NY)

“I have done many songwriting workshops in the past, and the SongTownUSA Master Class has been by far the best. You really cannot put a price tag on the experience of every week meeting with a hit songwriter and getting their direct feedback and suggestions!  Plus I now have awesome new cowriters. I hope everyone will apply for the next class.”    ~ Kate Smith (Grove Heights, MN)

“I find these class’s are like ‘icing on the learning cake’. If you are looking to take your songwriting to the next level then the songtown crash courses are invaluable. As an out of town writer, the ability to gain access to tips from real time pro’s with knowledge that is both current and commercial has helped me to really fine tune my writing. I can tune in to the webinar’s at a time that suits me and replay if required. Awesome classes, please keep em coming!”  ~Vanessa Selwyn (Albury, New South Wales, Australia)

“For any of you wondering about a Master Class: I am just finishing up a Master Class hosted by SongTown. As to be expected, lots of great songwriting advice and work assignments. What surprised me though was the camaraderie that developed between us all…. how we encouraged and spurred each other on. Each week I had to stretch out further, and work on improving the quality of my writing. as the bar was lifted higher. Amazing what a deadline does. As an end result, I am more focused; and best of all, I have established relationships with my classmates and we are now writing together. Some hit songs in the future? Well….stay tuned.”    ~ Lucy LeBlanc (White Rock, British Columbia)

“The SongTown classes I’ve taken have really helped me consider my skills and zero in on the important aspects of writing. I don’t waste as much time as I used to. And I’m learning to look at my lyrics objectively. I think the classes are a great investment!” ~Socie Marie (Nashville, TN)