The SongTown Pop Edge Group


Join Livia Piomelli, Director of A&R/Publishing at Big Noise Music Group, along with a limited number of SongTown members and gain real-world songwriting experience and opportunities.

The goals for the Pop Edge Group are:

  • To mentor pop writers, artists, & producers to the next level through interaction with a top publisher.
  • To give monthly song feedback from a top publisher as they learn to write for the pop market.
  • To teach you what music publishers & labels look for and how to connect with them.
  • To offer single song contracts and pitch songs that are market ready!

We Bring The Pop Music Industry To You

Livia Piomelli (Director of A&R/Publishing at Big Noise Music) meets monthly with “The Edge” writers in an online video room to coach and mentor in a group staff writer setting. This is perfect for those of you that don’t live in a major music city. She’ll give you personalized feedback on monthly song submissions in the SongTown website forum.  And she will pitch any song that she feels is pitch-worthy! If you’ve been feeling like you are “on the edge,” apply now to be in The Pop Edge Group and let the SongTown “edge” help you succeed with your music!

Meet the Instructors

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Livia Piomelli


Livia signs and works day-to-day with Big Noise songwriters, producers and artists, creating collaborative opportunities, as well as reviewing and critiquing their new works.

She’s worked on & facilitated placements for Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, G-Eazy, Trevor Daniel, and Saweetie, among others.

Previous to working at Big Noise, Livia was the A&R Manager at Arthouse Entertainment, home of artists and writers, Jon Bellion and Kara Dioguardi. She was integrally involved in all facets of the company’s operations, including A&R, marketing, management and business affairs.

There she assisted in the development of writers and producers, Ingrid Andress (Charli XCX, Matoma, Why Don’t We), Feli Ferraro (Normani, Chris Brown), Rabitt (Andy Grammer, Eric Nam), Pete Nappi (30 Seconds To Mars, Shinedown), and Mark Holman (Florida Georgia Line).

Nic Swift


Nicholas Swift is a Co-Founder of DEFI Entertainment. Swift oversees the music publishing, management, label services, and A&R Consultancy departments. DEFI clients include producer/songwriter Sidney Swift (Beyoncé, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Miguel, Lil Dicky, and more), Atlantic Records Digital Artist Chill Pill, and DJ group The Fungineers.

Swift has worked with many world-renowned songwriters and artists, including Justin Bieber, French Montana, Lil Dicky, Hailee Steinfeld, Rodney Jerkins, Poo Bear, Sean Douglas, Ian Kirkpatrick, Aloe Blacc, Demi Lovato, Chromeo, Big Sean, Sabrina Carpenter, Bhad Bhabie, and Panic!AtTheDisco, and many more. Swift has cultivated relationships with songwriters, composers, managers, attorneys, agents, and record label executives.

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Application Process

A $15 application fee is required for consideration.  When you apply, you will receive an email with instructions on how to upload your 2 best songs for review.


The Pop Edge program is $80 per month. The application does not require a SongTown membership. If accepted, membership is required.