Developing The Hit Writer Mindset

Sep 21, 2021


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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 writing versus how amateurs or beginners might look at writing. We hope you enjoy and learn a lot from this episode!

SongTown Press Books:

Mastering Melody Writing: Check It Out

The Songwriter’s Guide To Mastering Co-Writing: Check It Out

Song Building: Mastering Lyric Writing: Check It Out


Marty Dodson

Clay Mills

Featured Song:

“Pause” – The Belles


Kelli Belles 

Brittany Brant

Steve Smentek


Paul Moak


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