Join us for the first ever SongTown "Cut Above" Online Songwriting Course...
We all know those songs that are not your typical “hit songs” …rather, they are those hit-you-in-the-heart, standout tunes that are a cut above.
In this class, we'll challenge you to write a song worthy of a "Song of The Year" title—one that's been bestowed on many of the greatest songs of all time.
Each week in class, we will dissect an actual "Song of The Year" lyrically and melodically. You'll learn what made each song stand out above all of the other songs that year. You'll gain necessary tools to add to your own songwriting toolbox to level up your writing.
We will encourage you to co-write in teams of 3, but it's NOT REQUIRED! We have members whose schedules don't allow it and others who like to write solo. So if that's you, this course will still be the same leveling-up experience!
If you are up for co-writing, you can choose your team members (each person must be registered for the class) or we can randomly assign you if you'd like!
The SongTown "Cut Above" CrashCourse - Going where no songwriting course has gone before!
Class Members Will Learn...
- Lyric elements common to many Songs of The Year
- Techniques that make a melody a Song of The Year contender
- Different types of emotions that Songs of The Year evoke
- How to look for ideas/titles/grooves that could be Song of The Year
- How to "raise" the bar on your own writing by studying great songs
Class Dates & Details
Classes are easy to view and participate in from your computer, laptop, or smartphone. All Zoom classes are available to watch on replay if you miss it live.
- Monday, November 7th (7pm CT)
- Monday, November 14th (7pm CT)
- Monday, November 21st (7pm CT)
- SongTown Members - $225
- Non-Members - $249 (includes one month of full access to the #1 songwriter community in the world!)
- Diamond Members can use one of their Free CrashCourse Credits!
**Tuition is non-refundable once class sells out or begins.
Limited Spots - Let's Do This!
Meet Your Instructors...
Multi #1's/Mult-Grammy Noms/ Songwriter
Clay is an American singer-songwriter/producer. His songs are sung by artists such as Darius Rucker, Lady A, Babyface, Little Big Town, Diamond Rio, Reba, Lonestar, Trisha Yearwood, Kimberly Locke, and Clay Walker. He’s celebrated 6 number one songs (and counting!) and multi- Grammy nominations throughout his career! Clay is also the co-author of the #1 best-selling book Mastering Melody Writing.
Multi #1 Songwriter/Producer
Marty is a California born singer-songwriter/producer celebrating 10 #1 songs in K-Pop, country, and bluegrass. His songs have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, The Plain White T's, Blake Shelton, Diamond Rio, Lonestar, and George Straight. Marty is also the co-author of the acclaimed books Song Building and The Songwriter's Guide To Mastering Co-writing.
SongTown Success Stories
#1 song on the Pop Chart! “abcdefu” recorded by GAYLE.
- GAYLE (SongTown Alum)
3 weeks at #1 on the British and Irish Top 10 chart! "All Time Favorite", recorded by Hurricane Highway.
- Kelly McKay, Kevin Rowe, Nancy Moser
- Karen Kiley, Jan Edwards, Colleen Francis
#1 song on Australian CMT Country Charts! "Right About Now” recorded by Josh Setterfield.
- Jesse Slack
Song “Hallelujahville” recorded by Superstar Tim McGraw!
- Blake Griffith
Signs deal with world-wide publisher Big Machine Music and co-writes #1 song "abcdefu"
- Sara Davis (Staffwriter at Big Machine)
Wrote the #1 Billboard smash "My Boy" for country artist Elvie Shane!
- Lee Starr
Celebrates #1 song "I Will" (Darrin Morris Band) on the Texas Country Music Chart!
- Randy Morrison, Jan Edwards, and Matt Rodgers
5 million Tik Tok plays and over 1 million streams on her single “Just Drive!”
- Erin Kinsey
Songs featured on “The Voice” and “The Most Expensivist!”
- Rita Weyls
Signs exclusive writer/record deal with Given Music Entertainment. First single cracking the Billboard Charts!
- Conner Sweet
Sync placement in movie “You Got This” on Netflix!
- Bobby Evans, Mathew Pownall, & Elias James Edlund
Celebrates a #1 song with Australian country artist Benn Gunn!
- Kevin Rowe & Andrew Cavanagh
Song placement on network TV Show - Lethal Weapon!
- Ray Weaver
Signs exclusive staff-writer deal with VibeCity Publishing!
- Kelly McKay