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
"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
"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
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
"SongU.com has opened up so many unbelievable doors for me."
-- Gene R., TN
"Keep up the great work!!! It's a pleasure and an honor to be among such great mentors."
-- Michael S., PA
"I have been a SongU.com member for only about 8 weeks and have already had a song picked up at SongU.com...what a great feeling. Good luck to all the other writers out there."
-- Tony T., Canada
I love Songu.com!!! It has helped me in so many areas to improve my writing skills. A bonus is the comradery with other writers on line and in person at the Meet & Greet SongU.com has in April. Many of SongU.com writers have stayed in my writers homes here at Hit Song Casa and have only good things to say about SongU.com. We all love it. Thanks Danny, Sara and Martin from one of your first members, Joyce Medlock, Owner of Hit Song Casa
-- Joyce M., TN
"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
"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
"I cannot tell you how much I love and appreciate SongU.com. Itís the next step I needed in my songwriting journey. I had previously tried to get in contact with song pluggers, and all they did was criticize me and tell me that I needed to take their coaching classes (for lots of money!) before they would work with me. Your mentors (especially Alan Roy Scott) have been respectful, encouraging and wonderful. So, you are doing great things! Thank you so very much."
-- Abby M., IN
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 Sara. That'll be 3 songs picked up via SongU.com in the year I've been with you guys. I have been telling my songwriting friends about SongU.com too."
-- Tony T., Canada
"Hands down, SongU is my go-to resource!!!"
-- Brad Y., ID
"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
"Thanks... Just wanted you guys to know SongU has made a difference in my songwriting life!"
-- Barb W., TN
"I have never been to any website where so much is done for the members as SongU!"
-- Silje H., Norway
"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
"Thank you so much for the info...You guys are so thorough in all that you do!!"
-- Michael R., NM
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 can't get enough of all the information available on the website. Learning so much, just loving it."
-- Alex M., NY
"SongU.com 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
"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. I would say that SongU.com has a very positive effect on me. You guys are great."
-- Gavin P., GA
"Y'all are my favorite people to work with."
-- Johannah R., NJ
"I really like SongU.comís fast responses and the quality answers. It makes me feel that SongU.com really cares about their members."
-- Garry E., IN
"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 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 find SongU.com a friendly resource for songwriting knowledge not easily found without living in or visiting frequently a music city.
-- Carol C., KS
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
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. They excel in every way.
-- Donna O., MO
SongU.com was the catalyst my career needed. My online coach(#1663) set up a meetings for me, resulting in an affiliation with Seasac.. Signed my first publishing deal... Currently write with some of the biggest hit-makers in Nashville...I almost quit the buisness... Now I'm moving to Nashville.. Thanks Coach 1663 and SongU.com
-- Brian C., MD
Move to Nashville? www.SongU.com moved Nashville to me!
-- James O., MI
"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.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
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
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
"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
"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 must say that I am really impressed with SongU.com and am really enjoying my first few weeks. Thank you for a fantastic place to work and improve."
-- Chrissy S., United Kingdom
"I've signed up and am loving SongU.com! 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
"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 really appreciate your feedback, advice, and professionalism. You folks are actually pretty awesome."
-- Jim P., MT
"In under 6 months, I got a cut, totally because of SongU.com's classes and website. Well done SongU.com."
-- Robert D., Robert D.
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
A great place to let your career get started!
-- Jason G., MD
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
SongU.com is great. I love the classes, the feedback sessions, the networking. I have met several cowriters through SongU.com. I have even signed 2 single song publishing contracts as a result of pitching opps on SongU.com.
-- Christina M., WI
"SongU.com is a class act. Feedback, classes, coaching, support, is all first class. Thanks for keepin' it "classy."
-- Steve P., TX
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
"Thank you so much for the wonderful job you are doing. So many of us songwriters are gaining valuable info and access to professionals we otherwise may never have."
-- Barbara W., TN
"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
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 so much! I'm so proud to be a part of SongU.com!!
-- Danny B., GA
"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 and creaky computer overcome, thanks to your advice."
-- Sister K., ME
"Really happy with SongU.com. Have made some amazing contacts from it and gained a tremendous amount of valuable information. You guys do a great job!"
-- Abby M., IN
"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
The techniques are simple, yet powerful.
-- Tom C., CT
"Thank you, Sara, Danny, Martin and Benn! I've learned so much at SongU.com over the past year! Thanks for all you do to make SongU.com such an awesome resource for aspiring songwriters."
-- Kelly M., NJ
"I love what you do do here at song U.com. I'm so glad I found you. I just wish I'd found you sooner."
-- Rory M., UT
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
"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.com membership! Thank you so much for having him on staff."
-- Mark N., WI
"Another excellent session! I am so grateful to Lisa Palas for being willing to spend her time with us and share pearls of wisdom to make us better songwriters. They are so invaluable!"
-- Donna S., MD
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
"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
SongU.com courses have played a critical role in my development as a songwriter. Their pitch opportunities helped me land my first cuts. If you're serious about songwriting, take a serious look at SongU.com and sign up today!
-- Pat K., VT
"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 appreciate his support and his mentoring. Thanks so much."
-- James H., CA
"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 have only great things to say about SongU.com, Sara, Danny, and everyone involved. I learned so much from you all! Thank you for all you do."
-- Danny B., GA
What a great discovery this has been for me. I've realized my dreams of writing songs, improving my techniques, writing with people across countries and the immense scope to get better and better. Thank you SongU.com for the opportunities you provide in this friendly yet professional place!
-- Lovie D., India
"You are a fantastic organization. I have learned so much about the craft of songwriting through your educational courses, and my songs have benefitted hugely from the professional evaluation service. Thank you for being!"
-- Lorraine C., Australia
"You all are the Greatest! Seriously amazing! I just called with a question/issue and it was exactly like having 'kinfolk' available: someone that deeply cares about you, works with you, listens, and helps. WOW! I really appreciate the support and everything SongU.com offers to develop and support me!"
-- Ed C., KY
"Just wanted to say thanks for allowing me to have hope for publishing my songs in a practical way. As a taxi driver, I can't devote too much time per week on my SongU.com education, but I am constantly amazed at the opportunity you guys give."
-- Brad H., OH
"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 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 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
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
"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
"Thank you SongU.com is a blessing!"
-- Don E., NC
"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 for the referral to Coach #6732. It worked out perfectly. The Coach knew what the song "Sacraments" was about and offered guidance in melodic contrast, which I need to work on, and insights into song structure if the song should ever be recorded. Thank you!"
-- Sister K., ME
SongU.com continues to be the Absolutely Best Songwriting Site on the World Wide Web. SongU.com rocks!
-- Bob C., MD
"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 for the encouragement. 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'm kind of excited. I had pitched a song to Adam Price and he is interested in cutting two of my songs. A royalty contract has been offered. I will keep you posted on the progress of my very first cuts. If anything happens, it wouldn't have without Songu.com."
-- James J., ID
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Thanks for all your help...you guys are great!!"
-- Marco G., Germany
"SongU.com is a wonderful resource for songwriters. I love it."
-- Meaghan M., WA
"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
"I want to take a minute and thank you for your site. Not blowing smoke. Everything about your site is first class. Iíve enjoyed the opportunities to pitch and the things Iíve learned from SongU.com."
-- Steve B., CA
After 50 years of songwriting SongU.com has opened a path for me to the big stars in Nashville.
-- Paul H., AR
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
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
Living far from Nashville, I knew that a great online music education site would be important to my development as a writer. I researched and joined several music communities but was never satisfied till I found SongU.com For me, it's the best music education site out there.
-- Germain B., ON
"Fabulous session with Producer Fett on home studio & recording! Thanks so much for all the great info! SongU.com team, you're amazing!"
-- Denise D., FL
"Really, you guys are great!!"
-- Rita W., OH