Developing The Hit Writer Mindset

With a combined 50+ years of songwriting experience and multiple #1 hit songs to their names, hit songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson have learned a lot about songwriting and songwriting mindsets. In this episode, Clay and Marty have a conversation about the “hit writer mindset” and give tips on how hit writers approach their…

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Rockstar Speaker Jim Knight/Bringing Hard Rock Culture To Your Co-Writes

Marty talks with renowned keynote speaker, author, and training/development expert Jim Knight. Jim shares from his 20 years of experience as director of training at Hard Rock Cafe and tells us how he helped cultivate the successful culture of Hard Rock. Learn how to apply “Hard Rock” principles to help you cultivate co-writing rooms that…

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Ellie Holcomb, Artist/Songwriter / 2x Dove Award Winner / Best Selling Author

Marty talks with hit singer/songwriter/artist Ellie Holcomb, 2x Dove Award Winner and best selling/award winning author. Ellie talks about her journey through life, music and talks about her New Album “Canyon” and the stories behind the songs. Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s 10-day video series will help you level-up your songs and finish…

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Why Do I Need A SongTown?

Clay and Marty share the story behind why they started SongTown and what SongTown is all about! They also talk about the benefits of joining a community of passionate songwriters from all over the world and the importance of surrounding yourself with other supportive songwriters. Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s 10-day video series…

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Who Needs A Stinkin’ Co-Writer?

Clay and Marty talk about why co-writing is so important for your songwriting success. Figuring out who you are in the songwriting room is one of the BEST ways to level up your songs and launch you forward toward your songwriting goals! Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s 10-day video series will help you…

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Women In Today’s Country Music: Three Hit Writers Perspectives

Clay & Marty talk with hit songwriters Tia Sillers, Jesse Lee, and Jennifer Hanson for a real-as-it-gets discussion on the challenges and rewards of being women in today’s country music scene. Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s 10-day video series will help you level-up your songs and finish them faster. CLICK HERE to begin!  SongTown Press…

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Legendary Songwriter Bill Anderson

Marty talks with legendary hit songwriter Bill Anderson whose hits span through the decades. Bill shares stories of his journey to becoming a hit songwriter and gives inspiration to songwriters from all walks of life. Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s 10-day video series will help you level-up your songs and finish them faster. CLICK…

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Mastering Melody Writing / What Keeps Songwriters From Succeeding

Marty talks with Hit Songwriter Clay Mills about his brand new book, “Mastering Melody Writing” written with Bill O’Hanlon. This book breaks down the mystery of melody writing to give your songs an edge with the PRA method! PLUS Clay and Marty also talk about what keeps songwriters from succeeding in today’s music industry. Write…

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Hit Producer & Publisher Mark Bright / Writing to Your Title

Clay chats with legendary producer/publisher Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Shakira, Rascal Flatts) about his work with top artists and what he looks for when choosing songs to record. PLUS Marty gives a songwriting lesson on how to “write to your title”. Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s 10-day video series will help you level-up…

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Legendary Writer Don McLean / The Importance of Your Opening Line

Marty talks with legendary singer/songwriter Don McLean (American Pie). Don shares some great legal advice that all songwriters should consider as well as how finding the emotion of a song can have more impact than perfect lyrics. PLUS Marty talks about how an opening line can make or break your song. Write better songs faster!…

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