Writing For Recording Artists CrashCourse

featuring 3 new artists on the rise!

3-Week online CrashCourse – Replays available.

Starts July 8th

SongTown has lined up three great artists for you to get to know and write for!  Each Monday for three weeks, starting July 8th, we will have one of the artists on camera talking about what they look for in songs, and more specifically, what kind of song they are needing RIGHT NOW!

You’ll hear the kinds of questions pros ask artists to get all of that info and then – here comes the exciting part – you will write a chorus that you think that artist will like.  The artist will go through the choruses submitted in the forum and – here’s the more exciting part – they will pick one chorus each week that they want to write with the winning writer!

If chosen, we will set up a co-write with you and the artist that chose your song… And either Clay Mills or Marty Dodson (#1 multi-hit songwriters) will join in to round out the co-writing trio!  You will finish the song in a skype or in person session (at the artist’s discretion).

Now for the BEST part.  THE ARTISTS:  

  • Week 1 – Kylie Frey, fresh from the Real Country TV show.
  • Week 2 – Ryan Griffin, a recording artist on a major label who is working on his first record!
  • Week 3 –  Seth Cook from The Voice who is carving out a really neat career for himself and who does MANY genres as well.


Additional Details:

  • Classes are easy to view and participate from your computer, laptop, or smartphone.
  • All classes are available to watch on replay if you miss it live. We keep the video up for 3 weeks after your class to review at your leisure.
  • Post your assignments in the forum and discuss with your classmates.



  • The 3 Week CrashCourse begins
  • First class: Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Class Dates: July 8, 15, 22, 2019
  • Class Time: 7pm- 8pm (CDT)
  • Location: Online on your computer or smart device


Members & Non-Members: $225 (Includes a month of SongTown Full-Access Membership!)


**Tuition is non-refundable once class sells out or begins.


“Excited to announce my first major artist cut on Anderson East’s new Atlantic Records Album. I’d also like to say I took some advice from Songtown’s class with Clay Mills and wrote ‘what the artist didn’t have.’ I’m sure that worked in my favor!” ~Jon Decious (Nashville, TN)

“I recently attended the SongTown Master Class, and I have to say it was the single best learning experience in my quest to become a professional songwriter.” ~ Jonathan Helfand (New York, NY)

“I have done many songwriting workshops in the past, and the SongTownUSA Master Class has been by far the best. You really cannot put a price tag on the experience of every week meeting with a hit songwriter and getting their direct feedback and suggestions!  Plus I now have awesome new cowriters. I hope everyone will apply for the next class.”    ~ Kate Smith (Grove Heights, MN)

“I find these class’s are like ‘icing on the learning cake’. If you are looking to take your songwriting to the next level then the songtown crash courses are invaluable. As an out of town writer, the ability to gain access to tips from real time pro’s with knowledge that is both current and commercial has helped me to really fine tune my writing. I can tune in to the webinar’s at a time that suits me and replay if required. Awesome classes, please keep em coming!”  ~Vanessa Selwyn (Albury, New South Wales, Australia)

“For any of you wondering about a Master Class: I am just finishing up a Master Class hosted by SongTown. As to be expected, lots of great songwriting advice and work assignments. What surprised me though was the camaraderie that developed between us all…. how we encouraged and spurred each other on. Each week I had to stretch out further, and work on improving the quality of my writing. as the bar was lifted higher. Amazing what a deadline does. As an end result, I am more focused; and best of all, I have established relationships with my classmates and we are now writing together. Some hit songs in the future? Well….stay tuned.”    ~ Lucy LeBlanc (White Rock, British Columbia)

“The SongTown classes I’ve taken have really helped me consider my skills and zero in on the important aspects of writing. I don’t waste as much time as I used to. And I’m learning to look at my lyrics objectively. I think the classes are a great investment!” ~Soce Marie (Nashville, TN)

Artists Who’ve recorded songs by class instructors Clay Mills and Marty Dodson: