Do You HAVE To Write With Artists To Get Songs Recorded?

Do you HAVE to write with artists to get songs recorded? Listen in as Hit Songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills discuss two different viewpoints on this topic! Marty and Clay also offer tips and advice on how to write with artists and how you can get one step closer to getting your songs cut!…

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Cut The Cheese!

Cut the cheese! (And we are not talking about the smelly kind!!) Hit Songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson share the things that can keep you from getting your song cut… sounding cheesy! They share from their experience what makes a song cheesy and how you can fix it to have a greater chance of…

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Why You Gotta Know How To Write To Tracks

Why is it so important to know how to write to music tracks?! Hit Songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson discuss the way that songwriting rooms have changed dramatically over the last few years and what you need to know to create great songs in today’s market. Want to dive even deeper into writing to…

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#1 Hit Songwriter Shane Stevens – “Fancy Like”

#1 Hit Songwriter Shane Stevens joins Hit Songwriter Marty Dodson in the SongTown Studios to talk about his viral, #1 Hit Song with Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”. Shane also talks about his vast success in both the pop and country market and gives practical advice to inspire anyone who is aspiring to become a songwriter.…

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Darden Smith : Write Songs. Tell Stories. Move People.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Darden Smith joins Hit Songwriter Marty Dodson in the SongTown Studios to talk about his wildly creative new multi-media project, Western Skies. Darden also gives insight into how he has been able to sustain a 30+ year career in music by releasing 15 critically lauded studio albums, landing singles on both the country…

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Raw and Real Singer-Songwriter Kalie Shorr

Kalie Shorr - SongTown

Artist/Songwriter Kalie Shorr joins hit writer Marty Dodson in the SongTown Studio to talk about her journey in the Country Music Market. Kalie has been on multiple tours opening for major artists, has her own Podcast supported by Bobby Bones and has been an integral part in Nashville’s Song Suffragettes. Write better songs faster! Clay…

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Does Writing A Great Song Even Matter Anymore?

Does writing a great song even matter anymore? Hit Songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson weigh in on the subject and share things you can focus on in your songwriting instead of getting wrapped up in the negative. Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s 10-day video series will help you level-up your songs and…

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Writing WITH Recording Artists

Writing WITH an artist can be a totally different experience than writing for/pitching songs to an artist. Hit songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson share co-writing tips from their combined 25+ years of experience of writing with recording artists. If you want to have a better chance of your song getting cut by an artist…

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Writing To Pitch To Recording Artists

How do you write songs that major label or indie artists would want to cut?! Hit Songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson sit down to talk about things you should pay attention to and research you should do when writing to pitch to recording artists in any genre. Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s…

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Mizer and Moore – Songs From The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Emmy-nominated songwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore join Marty in the SongTown Zoom room to talk about their most recent project, creating the music for the hit Amazon Prime Video series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Mizer and Moore share more about writing for theater, television and movies as well as give advice on what you…

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