FAQ

What Is SongTown?

SongTown is a virtual “town” where creative people gather to be encouraged, educated, and inspired. We focus on 3 “C’s” – Community, Coaching, and Connection. Our goal is to make SongTown the best community of songwriters on the planet. Writers of all genres, from all over the world come to SongTown to find other creative co-writers, to learn how to improve their craft from #1 hit songwriters and publishers, and to be mentored by successful music industry pros.

How is SongTown different from other songwriting sites?

Many songwriting sites are run by people who have had limited (or no) actual success in the music business. SongTown was created by and is curated by Marty Dodson and Clay Mills. Both have had over 200 songs recorded and at least 6 #1 songs to their credit. With success at the highest levels, they can teach you how to get to the next level with your writing. They’ve been there and done that. We like to call it “Street Cred”. Why get songwriting advice from people who haven’t walked the walk themselves when you can get real advice from established pros? All of our mentors and teachers have written, published, or produced real-world hits and succeeded in the music business. That’s our firm commitment to our members.

Can I get pro feedback on my songs?

Absolutely! As a member you can place one song per month in the pro feedback forum for feedback from our staff of hit publishers and writers. You can also find pro publishing and songwriting mentors on the site who are available to book private 1-hour mentoring sessions.

Can you set me up with co-writes?

Yes, We do a lot of that after our pros get to know you and your music. Many of our members are connecting with other writers daily through the SongTown forum, online classes and mentoring sessions. Lyricists connecting with music people and vice-versa. We are big fans of collaboration and we do everything we can to help you find others to work with.

Can SongTown help me get my music heard and into the right industry hands?

Yes – IF you have great songs. Many sites make a blanket promise to “get your songs in the right hands”. There’s no way they can truthfully make that promise to everyone. At SongTown, we get to know you and your music. We help you improve your writing. If you’re writing at a professional level, we help you pitch your music and connect with publishers. Our top members are invited to apply for the SongTown Edge Groups and work with top music publishers. This is an opportunity to have your songs pitched directly to top artists, labels, and producers.

Is SongTown an active community of Songwriters?

Yes, our members are very active in the SongTown Forum. Posting and commenting on each other’s songs, co-writing with one another, and supporting each other through creative high’s and low’s. Our forum has over 120,000 comments in the past 12 months!

In addition to learning how to write better songs, can SongTown teach me how the music business works?

Yes! All of SongTown’s mentors are real-world pros who work in the industry. They are happy to share all of that knowledge with you. You’ll find educational videos on publishing and the music business. We also offer periodic online classes where you can get to know top music publishers. Our webinar library also includes interviews with publishers, producers and other pros on the business side of music.

What is the SongTown StaffWriter Group?

SongTown invites it’s top members to apply for it’s heralded StaffWriter Group. Members in this group get a monthly staff writer meeting with a top plugger/publisher and have the chance to get their best songs pitched directly to major artists, producers, & record labels.

What is Street Cred and do I need it?

College degrees are great, but in the world of songwriters and artists, no one will ask you what degree you have and where you got it! SongTown offers you real world training by successful pros who will help you reach that next level in songwriting. We like to call this Street Cred. And you most definitely need it to get ahead in the music business!

What are the 2 Membership Levels?

SongTown gives you 2 options to best fit your needs. The Platinum membership gives you full access to SongTown. You’ll get monthly pro song feedback, 700 plus video lessons and courses, monthly Q&A’s on Zoom with Industry pros, and much more. Our Diamond membership is for those who want to really level-up their game. It includes all the Platinum membership perks, plus invites to all of our renown CrashCourses. These are 3-week live classes held on Zoom with top writers and publishers. We do 4-5 of these a year ($1250 value!) Finally, you’ll also attend private group mentoring sessions that are Diamond members only.

Can I still sign-up for CrashCourses if I'm not a member?

Yes, all of our 3-week Crash Courses, 6-week Masterclasses, or creative writing retreats can be taken a la carte if you are not a regular member.

If I’m an international member, will the schedule work for me?

Yes, we have many international members taking classes and participating in all facets of the SongTown community. If you miss any of our live broadcasts there are video replays available.

Does SongTown coach all styles of music?

Absolutely! SongTown co-founders Clay Mills & Marty Dodson have major artist cuts in hits in many genres. They believe songwriters who learn a strong foundation of technique can be successful in any genre. Our staff of 50+ pros have success in many styles of music and can teach you too!

Payment/Financing Questions

Can I join SongTown without using a credit card?

Yes! You can also order using PayPal. Or if you would like to arrange any of these alternative payment methods, please phone or email us using the contact information on this website.

Can I Cancel at any time?

Yes! You can cancel your subscription at any time in the Subscription section of the Account area.