A great place to let your career get started!
-- Jason G., MD
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you: (Danny, Sara, Martin et al) - May your successes be multiplied in 2014...:-) - Geoff Kern -
-- Geoffrey K., TX
"I am a member of [several other songwriter organizations], but none of them have done as much to help me develop my craft while I learn about the commercial side of songwriting as these long-distance friends I have at SongU.com and coaches scattered around the country!"
-- M.E., NY
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for including the examples. Explanations were fluent,to the point and thorough...Up until now I felt like I had been working in a vacuum so thanks again. You guys are awesome!"
-- Lisa J., United Kingdom
You can fight your way through the songwriter's school of hard knocks or you can attend the friendly SongU.com It was an easy choice for me.
-- Andrew W., OH
"Thank you for the encouragement. And thanks for all you do for us aspiring writers. You have a great site. I don't know how I got along without it. "
-- Randall J., AL
"I have never been to any website where so much is done for the members as SongU!"
-- Silje H., Norway
Hi Sara and Danny - I am so excited - I have just had a professional demo made of my first song and have 5 more 'ready to be demo'd'. When I joined SongU nearly 2 years ago, I had absolutely no idea of song writing craft, even though I 'wrote' songs. Now, thanks to your education and evaluation service I am at a place in my songwriting where I never dreamed I could be. I know that I have a long way to go now to try to successfully pitch these songs (and write more) but I wanted you to know how grateful I am that you have been there (and will continue to be there) to guide and support me in my songwriting journey. I live in a remote part of Australia miles away from any physical songwriting community. SOngU is my community and you have made it possible for me to start realising my dream of being a professional songwriter. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! Lorraine
-- Lorraine C., Australia
Last night I attended the final session of Craig Bickhardt's latest series and I just had to let you know that it was most enlightening. Craig has such a great understanding of the industry and always tells it like it is. I feel like he's really pulling for the beginning songwriter, giving us as much information as he can to help us along. I will attend every educational class he hosts from now on. That alone is worth the price of SongU membership! Thank you so much for having him on staff. - Mark
-- Mark N., WI
"It just gets better and better!! Thank you all at SongU."
-- Noel R., San Juan, PR
"It feels really good when I can gain insight as to what is most helpful, or needed in choosing to get feedback for my songwriting. I appreciate it, for all that it is worth. And I must say, that it is worth it's weight in gold. Whether I'm inching or making baby steps along this journey, it has all been a wonderful experience."
-- Shirley W. , MA
The techniques are simple, yet powerful.
-- Tom C., CT
As a songwriter who lived in Nashville in the 1990's and reached pro status then moved away to persue other interests, I still felt I had something to say and in the 21century networking online and doing your business as much as possible is the most cost effective way to go. SongU.com does this for the novice weekend hobbyist all the way to the working pro. I have benefited enourmously from being a member and would highly recommend all writers and composers to join and then come to the once a year meet & greet in Nashville in April to visit in person with your fellow SongU.com peeps.
-- Anthony C., TN
Hi - just wanted to tell you how much I like the new website. So much easier to navigate and find what I'm looking for. I like the look, I like the way it works, and I'm usually the first one to dislike anything new online! My default has always been "just when I get used to using it, they change it (grumble)". Not this time.
-- Claire U., TN
SongU.com offers incredible opportunities for songwriters at all levels, from education and coaching to pitching. Not only are SongU.com's courses helpful, the support staff has always been very responsive. The pitch opportunities are impressive. I can completely endorse SongU.com and the couple behind the name - Sara and Danny. They excel in every way.
Donna Opfer, NSAI Workshop Coordinator
-- Donna O., MO
My coach is an unequivocal genius-I can't even believe I could get someone of his stature to evaluate my children's songs. I can hardly breathe. I'm so inspired by my feedback. I know I'm always saying this, but, "Thanks Again", SongU.com.
-- Kathy M., MI
"Hands down, SongU is my go-to resource!!!"
-- Brad Y., ID
"I recently got some tv airplay in a far away eastern European country. I still think itís a fluke but itís my first tiny bit of light at the end of a very long tunnel, but I would say that songu has a very positive effect on me. you guys are great."
-- Gavin P., GA
"You are a fantastic organisation - I have learnt so much about the craft of songwriting through your educational courses and my songs have benefited hugely from the professional evaluation service. Thank you for being!"
-- Lorraine C., Australia
"As a writer from a small community these feedback sessions are literally the only feedback i can get on my songs. what a difference it has made for me. thanks"
-- Heather C., Alberta, CA
"Recently did my first co-write in 35 years with Amelia B. We were set up for the SongU.com "Over and Under Challenge". It proved to be very rewarding and was actually FUN! Though we're both pretty independent writers, we've left the door open for future co-writes. Thanks for the match-up.
Thanks again for creating SongU.com and continually moving forward.
-- Bill D., WA
SongU.com is an outstanding virtual resource for the determined singer songwriter. I can't say enough as to how professional, flexible and user friendly the courses are and best of all, how much you learn and grow in the disciplines of songwriting.
-- Michael S., PA
"I love what you do do here at song U. I'm so glad I found you. I just wish I'd found you sooner."
-- Rory M., UT
"Every day I am so impressed and thankful for SongU.com. Dan R. and I are coming up with some cool collabs with other musicians. The virtual value that SongU.com brings to the table is unparalleled in the industry, with regard to the professionalism, preparation and disciplines a songwriter needs to advance their craft. Thanks a bunch!"
-- Michael S., PA
Really enjoy SU! No other music site compares in learning and making real progress in this industry!
Chris Whitney-SESAC writer/artist
SU member 6604
-- christopher w., TX
Thank you for your positive and helpful response. It's what I have come to expect from SongU.com and why I am still a member and have no plans to leave.
-- Alex H., United Kingdom
I thought this website was the greatest on earth,
then you changed it... ")
Now it's the greatest in the universe!
I want to commend you on an awesome job well-done.
The reconstruction took me by surprise, but very little running around campus, my panic ended quickly... very easy to navigate!
I love the improvements!
Thank you so much.
-- Denise D., FL
I think Tina Turner has a song called "Simply the Best". I have researched songwriting and music sites extensively. I don't know how you could do it much better than SongU.com. It is creative excellence and it is maintained very professionally. When I started five years ago, I was as "raw" as they come. I simply had a few title ideas and my own personal enthusiasm. Today I have a few song cuts!! I may not go onto become a staff writer at a Major Label or a professional writer with several hits, but I have grown immensely. I believe I can do this now because of the SongU.com infrastructure. Like a good athletic coach, SongU.com puts their "team members" in the best possible position they can to succeed. It's all there for anyone to take it to the next level.
-- Dan R., PA
"I'd like to say thank you to Coach #168. This was my first evaluation from SongU.com and was one of the most useful evaluations I have ever had. The turnaround time was amazing. Thanks again for such an excellent service."
-- Mark E. , U.K.
I find SongU.com a friendly resource for songwriting knowledge not easily found without living in or visiting frequently a music city.
-- Carol C., KS
"I love the classes!!!!! One can learn a lot in just a little time. I also love the fact that everyone seems so close!! Instructors and students recognize each other in chats and on the discussion boards."
-- Jamie M., MO
"I know for sure I have found a supportive community at SongU.com. I really can't tell you how much it has helped."
-- Melanie J., KY
"Once again, I can only repeat that I'm astonished at your persistence in doing everything possible to make me feel a valued member of SongU.com, and also a personal friend. I appreciate that very much indeed. Thank you!"
-- Graham A., U.K.
SongU.com has enabled me to take my lyric writing from a dream to a reality! The courses are easy to understand and to do. The instructor led courses are taught by the finest teachers who are knowledgeable, friendly, and take seriously what they're sharing. Along with the other benefits such as coaching,feedback classes, and pitching; SongU.com is the best investment I ever made in my songwriting career! Thanks everyone at SongU.com!!
-- Danny B., GA
In the few short months I've been a member of SongU.com, I've gotten better feedback on my songs and better pitch opportunities than from any other site I belong to. I would highly recommend SongU.com to anyone who wants to improve their writing skills and develop relationships within the community. Cheers to you guys!
-- Claire U., TN
"New to SongU, this was my first live feedback course. I found it very easy to participate, the links were simple to follow. I'm member for only a few weeks, but I'll be here for life! Thank you."
-- Denise D., FL
"The analysis of my song by the instructor really helped me to understand my strengths and weaknesses as a songwriter. I also understand now that songwriting is a much more complex profession than I previously thought."
-- Ricardo S., Mexico
"Thank you so much for putting your time and effort into one of the most amazing songwriting sites on the planet!"
-- Shelley J., Canada
"I've signed up - am loving SongU! Thank you all - it is super to feel part of a helpful community of like-minded people, as it is easy to feel isolated in my small town in this small country at the end of the world!"
-- Radha S. , New Zealand
"Thank you so much for the info...You guys are so thorough in all that you do!!"
-- Michael R., NM
"Thank you again for getting me together with [my Coach]. I was lucky enough to be invited to his songwriter's retreat last week in the Texas... It was a real "write-up" situation for me, and with the help of what I've learned through SongU.com, I was able to hold my own with the big boys."
-- Ed W., TX
"Now that I've found SongU.com, I'm so excited I have the opportunity to learn from a great group of teachers that I'm afraid I'm gonna be here a lot! I've never had the opportunity to have somebody teaching me songwriting on a daily basis. SongU.com does that in the easiest and most convenient way. Thanks so much for putting all this together."
-- Juan A., IN
It's a no brainer really....why would you not join SongU.com? I could go on for a page how great I think SongU.com is and what it has done for my writing, not to mention feeling part of a great songwriting community. Thank you so much Danny and Sara and all the coaches and instructors.
-- Fiona B., New Zealand
"Thanks for your vision and desire to make top-notch songwriting resources, courses and opportunities available for songwriters worldwide--at the click of a mouse!"
-- Jenny H., NE
"I signed a contract with one of my songs for use of my soundtrack in the 2008 Olympic Games with NBC sports. Also my song, "His Great Love" will be available in a CD/print music book this year from a California based company that does hymns for Churches and Gospel music. And it was made possible right here on SongU.com. Thanks so much!"
-- Tony C., TN
Pre-SongU.com, I attended pitch nights in NYC and wondered what the secret was to having a song chosen by a publisher. Post-SongU.com, I've attended two recent pitch nights and have had 4 out of 6 publishers walk away with my songs in their pocket. When one publisher complemented the lyrics, I told him that was thanks to #168, 1666, 1667, 506, 2368, 2537, 2240, 2062 AND Helen. I think the guy thought I was giving him my secret lotto numbers. Little did he know, I was. Thanks to each of you for your investment in our dreams, and for introducing us to this amazing community of kindred spirits.
-- M.E. M., NY
"I must say that I am really impressed with Songu and am really enjoyed my first few weeks. Thank you for a fantastic place to work and improve."
-- Chrissy S. , United Kingdom
As a publisher I recieve a lot of songs in the mail. I have found the best advice is to "Join SongU.com" This is one of the best resources that I know of for aspiring singer/songwriters. Thanks for putting it all together. I love the courses and the feedback I receive from your coaches.
-- Lonnie G., WA
"Going through your membership area. It's amazing! I can't believe I've missed out on this until now! You've got a great thing going on here. Thanks for providing this service."
-- Ola E., MI
I absolutely love SongU.com I've been with them for years and it just keeps getting better. Personal relationship, best teaching around, evaluation to take you to the next level and pitching opportunities. What else could you ask for.
-- Heidi M., GA
"Thanks for all your help...you guys are great!!"
-- Marco G., Germany
Since I joined SongU.com and have taken their courses, my songwriting has dramatically improved. If you want to learn the craft, this is the place! I've even signed a single song contract,had 2 songs signed with songpluggers and placed 3rd in the 2008 Billboard World Songwriting Contest!!!
-- Barbara W., MS
Needless to say, the Dow Jones Industrial Average might not be doing too well.... But as a songwriter, my stock in SongU.com has gone way up! Great coaching, superb feedback and a valuable education...the folks at SongU.com care about you and your goals!
-- Steven P., TX
"I love what Iím learning at SongU.com and canít believe how much itís helping me grow in a short time."
-- Jessica K., WA
"SongU is a wonderful resource for songwriters. I love it."
-- Meaghan M., WA
"It is truly a pleasure to be a part of this community, I've
connected with some lifetime collaborators and friends and have learned
so much! Thank You!"
-- Shirley G. , TX
I would not be the songwriter that I am today without the advice and guidance of my coaches at SongU.com. I feel very lucky to have connected with some very successful and talented folks in the biz.
-- Rebecca B., SC
"Thanks... Just wanted you guys to know SongU has made a difference in my songwriting life!"
-- Barb W., TN
"I just received an email last Monday and was told that a female artist out of Europe wants to record my song for a single. They are going to the studio in May and will be releasing the song in September. Thanks to SongU.com that I even have this opportunity...Thank you so much...this is awesome!"
-- Gary S., NV
"Thank you so much for giving me the ability to get such wonderful feedback from industry pros. I am very motivated now and these type of [special event] opportunties are priceless. "
-- Steven R., NC
Thanks to SongU.com I just signed a single song publishing agreement with a major plugger/publisher in Nashville. SongU.com is a vehicle to get my songs heard by the music industry at an affordable cost. Thanks SongU.com!
-- Lance S., WA
SongU.com has been a current, living sustainer for my songwriting career. It has given me the tools to keep going and growing in the places I normally might become stagnant.
-- Danielle R., CA
"I have progressed so far through SongU and the resolution buddies program, and I am thankful for all of SongU and the staff there."
-- Gary J., PA
"I really appreciate your feedback, advice, and professionalism. You folks are actually pretty awesome."
-- Jim P., MT
"These coaches you have do great evaluations. I've had quite a few songs evaluated from [other places] in past years, and SU, well, simply blows them away. Thanks for selecting great people, I mean that!"
-- Ben C. , OH
"I wanted to compliment SongU on something I've come to see as a real hallmark of everything you do: you always manage to line up instructors and coaches who so clearly love the work they do, and are so positive in the way they communicate with SongU members. Although your coaches are straightforward about realities of the business, I've never experienced anyone who comes across as negative or discouraged or bitter. So thanks!"
-- Marianne P., IL
"You never cease to amaze me! You are so thoughtful and patient to answer all my questions and give me guidance. I'm so†thankful and glad†to have become a part of SongU.com and to have met all the fine people here. I wouldn't be where I am in my songwriting career without you guys!"
-- Danny B., GA
"SongU.com is a class act. Feedback, classes, coaching, support, is all first class. Thanks for keepin' it "classy."
-- Steve P., TX
"I'll definitely keep pitching through SongU. It's such a great resource, and everyone involved so hugely helpful and informative and kind. So just keep doing whatever doing because it definitely shines!"
-- Denise W., FL
"SongU has always been a great resource for me as a songwriter. And also as a publisher. You and your staff always do a top-notch job and you are always finding new ways to create value for your members."
-- Robert P., TN
SongU.com is turning my songwriting into more than just a dream. It gives me direction and vital information.
-- Geoffrey K., TX
I see you've added the option to email a song evaluation to a co-writer! Thank you so much. You guys are the best! Donna
-- Donna O., MO
SongU.com taught me how to improve as a songwriter, and then helped me get my songs out there to the professionals who are looking for new songs.
-- Ed W., TX
Since joining SongU.com a couple years ago, I have taken many courses that have immediately helped improve my writing skills. I have met tons of great new friends to write with, and even had a couple songs get picked up in a non-exclusive publishing deal. Thanks Danny and Sara, you're the best!
-- Lee J., CO
"I like the variety of courses and the fact that the members come from a variety of backgrounds and styles of music."
-- Kathryn M., Canada
Hi there- I had a really good review from Coach #1663(Gary Cotton) a couple weeks ago and he mentioned that he wanted to take a copy of my song, "Down This Wide Open Road" and give it to a music contact of his.
I told him my all means go ahead and do that in my thank you note to him, but since I'm not sure the coaches read those, I wanted to follow up with you to let him know that I am good with him doing that and appreciate his support and his mentoring.
Thanks so much.
-- James H., CA
SongU.com is a wonderful opportunity for international songwriters to get in touch with the best instructors and courses in the music industry, as well as the red carpet to getting your songs heard by the industry professionals. You will really feel you are going somewhere as a member of SongU.com, no matter which level you start out from!
-- Magne K., Denmark
"I find when I'm getting stagnet with my songwriting I can view or review a course and instantly I'm motivated to write.I really appreciate the help SongU provides!"
-- Bob W., WA
SongU.com has been like having family in the music business. During my first year with SongU.com I've achieved 3 "Best of" songs, a publishing deal and a music placement. The coaching has been invaluable, the courses amazing and the co-writers and faculty have become friends. SongU.com is required equipment in any songwriter's toolbox.
-- Arnie D., CT
A friend of mine introduced me to SongU.com 3 years ago...quite frankly I don't know what I would have done without it. This site...Sara...Danny..has been a Godsend. Thank you so much for believing in us enough to start SongU.com. You're wonderful!
-- Tina T., TN
I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the experience and knowledge of the coaches. I have had fantastic response and guidance from two coaches so far and i will continue to use this super facility.
-- Grace P., Australia
"Really, you guys are great!!"
-- Rita W., OH
"When I first went online looking for songwriting courses and stumbled upon SongU in a Google search, I was apprehensive. But it has been so great - really exceeding my expectations. With three kids and many commitments, I would not be able to fit this into my life if it weren't online and if it weren't flexible. Thank you for this site and for what it has opened up in me again."
-- Kelly R., WI
"You guys are doing awesome! I think what you've created is fantastic!
Hope to meet you down the road."
-- Leslie B., NY
"Thank you, Sara, Danny, Martin and Benn! I've learned so much at SongU over the past year! Thanks for all you do to make SongU such an awesome resource for aspiring songwriters."
-- Kelly M., NJ
"Great site and great commitment to the art/vocation of songwriting. I have never been involved with a group that looks at every angle of songwriting so thoroughly. I'm very excited about connections and possiblities for my music thanks to you."
-- Scott S., NJ
"I have found SongU.com to be the best thing ever to help me with my writing. You've really done a great thing here. Thanks!"
-- Sean H., KS
A word of thanks. I was having trouble accessing audited classes; endless "buffering". You suggested letting the class download while I did something else. I had it going during prayer time, and when I came back a couple hours later, the hour-long class played without a hitch. Thanks for the advice. Slow DSL & creaky computer overcome, thanks to your advice.
-- Sister K., ME
"Learning alot....SongU is excellent. Doing my first feedback course tommorrow...excited!"
-- Wayne M., Canada
"I did want to let you know what a valuable resource SongU.com is and how much I appreciate all the opportunities you have created here for aspiring songwriters. Thank you so very much."
-- Inglath C., VA
"I really feel like I'm getting one-on-one attention, and I'm clearing up questions that I wouldn't really have answered if I was reading a textbook."
-- Brian P., NY
"So very excited to report that we just signed our very first single song contract!...I can not fully express what SongU means to me! I, like so many other writers who live outside of the music centers am truly blessed to have found SongU.com. It IS one of my primary connections to Nashville! Thank you Sara, Danny, and Martin. It is an incredible thing that you have built in this community we call SongU.com!"
-- Brad Y., ID
"I really like SongUís fast responses and the quality answers - makes me feel that SongU really cares about their members."
-- Garry E. , IN
"I have been a SongU member for only about 8 weeks and have already had a song picked up at SongU...what a great feeling.Good luck to all the other writers out there."
-- Tony T., Canada
"I can't get enough of all the information available on the website. Learning so much, just loving it."
-- Alex M., NY
"SongU.com has opened up so many unbelievable doors for me."
-- Gene R., TN
"Thank you SongU is a blessing!"
-- Don E., NC
SongU.com offers something that I have not found anywhere else - music industry feedback, opportunities and education that is not based around proximity. I think it's wonderful.
-- Angela P., MI
Thanks so much! I'm so proud to be a part of SongU.com!!
-- Danny B., GA
"I am happy with the classes and what I have learned from them. I also enjoy songu.com very much, it is most definitely a great value to me. The instructors and coaches are very good they have been there and know what it takes for us students to get there."
-- James H., IL