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
"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
"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
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
"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
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
"Thank you SongU is a blessing!"
-- Don E., NC
"Thank you for all you've done and continue doing for a wanna-be songwriter like myself. SongU has always been that beacon of hope, that faith that if everyone else can do it, so can I."
-- Macy M., United Kingdom
"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
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 Kay Kay
-- Sister K., ME
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
I just wanted to say thanks for providing such great opportunities to those of us outside of Nashville. You guys helped me improve my writing enough to get a Top 10 American Idol contest song a couple of years ago as a brand new writer. Now, you got a song of mine into Reba McEntire's hands! I submitted the song to my Coach for a critique and she loved it and asked me to email it to her because she wanted to pitch it to Reba. She gave it to Reba in a pitch meeting a week ago. This would have been utterly impossible without the opportunities provided by SongU. How could some Southern California busy lawyer possibly create the relationships necessary in Nashville to get a song to an artist like that? Only one way--SongU. I have referred several people to you and will continue to do so. Your services are truly invaluable to me. I have also signed several songs with one of your ongoing publisher pitch guests and we are on hold with an artist from Belgium, Tatyana Storm. I am thrilled. Thanks soooooooo much for what you offer. I cannot say enough about how perfect SongU is for a guy like me.
-- Perry S, CA
After 50 years of songwriting SongU.com has opened a path for me to the big stars in Nashville.
-- Paul H., AR
"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 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
"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
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
"It just gets better and better!! Thank you all at SongU."
-- Noel R., San Juan, PR
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
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
It's dark and quiet here in South Africa at a 3 in the morning. I log in to SongU.com and suddenly I'm in the USA, early evening classes, with a bunch of friends all running to classes, greeting each other, swapping stories, learning, growing, sharing. It's my home from home.
-- Richard F., South Africa
When I started with SongU.com nearly three years ago, my knowledge of songwriting was almost nil. In that time through the courses and coaching I have reached the point where I am now proud of my craft and actively pitching song. Thank you, SongU.com
-- Tammi M., CO
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
"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
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
"Thanks for all your help...you guys are great!!"
-- Marco G., Germany
SongU.com is turning my songwriting into more than just a dream. It gives me direction and vital information.
-- Geoffrey K., TX
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 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
"I have never been to any website where so much is done for the members as SongU!"
-- Silje H., Norway
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"Again, another excellent course from SongU. I couldn't stop after taking the Pre-Production course. Knowledge is a beautiful thing!!!! Thanks SongU! "
-- Sajada W., NYC
"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 education, but I am constantly amazed at the opportunity you guys give."
-- Brad H., 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
"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
A great place to let your career get started!
-- Jason G., MD
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
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
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
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
"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
"SongU.com is a class act. Feedback, classes, coaching, support, is all first class. Thanks for keepin' it "classy."
-- Steve P., TX
SongU.com continues to be the Absolutely Best Songwriting Site on the World Wide Web. SongU.com rocks!
-- Bob C., MD
"Before SongU., I just knew I liked to write poems/songs. Now I feel like I have somewhere to turn for instruction and also others to learn with. Thank you!"
-- Cheryl S. , OK
"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
"I love what Iím learning at SongU.com and canít believe how much itís helping me grow in a short time."
-- Jessica K., WA
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
"SongU.com has opened up so many unbelievable doors for me."
-- Gene R., TN
"Thanks... Just wanted you guys to know SongU has made a difference in my songwriting life!"
-- Barb W., TN
"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
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
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
"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 am really enjoying the classes I've taken, as well as chat sessions with others. I've found that since I started with SongU.com (and it hasn't been all that long) that I've increased my creativity and production of writing.
-- Joyce S., PA
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
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
"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
"Really, you guys are great!!"
-- Rita W., OH
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
"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
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
"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 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
"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
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
"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
"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 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
"Hands down, SongU is my go-to resource!!!"
-- Brad Y., ID
You'all are the Greatest ! Seriously Amazing !
(As a short story), I just called with a question/issue and it was exactly like having 'Kinfolk' available = Someone that deeply cares about you, Working with you, Listening, and Helping.... = WOW !!
** I really Appreciate the Support and Everything SongU offers to Develop & Support me !!
Thanks a lot
-- Ed C., KY
"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
"Learning alot....SongU is excellent. Doing my first feedback course tommorrow...excited!"
-- Wayne M., Canada
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
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
"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'm sure you get tired of all the compliments but have to tell you I am LOVING SongU. The Feedback sessions are a blast. All the instructors so different in their approach, yet always sincere in their effort to help - whether with a kick in the pants or a hug for a fragile ego. And I'm finding the Pitching option is a great motivator - kind of like having a deadline every month. The Tech course with Fett, Lyrics with Sara, Melody with Jai, a Private consultation here and there when I think I'm getting close, connections for pro demos ... I'm thousands of miles away and have never felt such support for my craft. "
-- Van P., Canada
"SongU is a wonderful resource for songwriters. I love it."
-- Meaghan M., WA
"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
"Fabulous session with Producer Fett on home studio & recording! Thanks so much for all the great info! SongU team, you're amazing!"
-- Denise D., FL
SongU.com not only gave me the courage to dream high and big, it also showed me that an aspiring songwriter with high and big dreams could find this as a platform to springboard their career to new heights. Moreover, you can never get enough of the friendly and loving SongU.com family!
-- Ban B., AL
"Y'all are my favorite people to work with."
-- Johannah R., NJ
"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 putting your time and effort into one of the most amazing songwriting sites on the planet!"
-- Shelley J., Canada
"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
"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
"You guys have done a tremendous job with SongU. The e-classroom and writing room are brilliant. Keep up the good work!"
-- Dan T., PA
"Keep up the great work!!! It's a pleasure and an honor to be among such great mentors. Your Friend in Music, Michael"
-- Michael S., PA
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
"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
"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 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
"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
"I really appreciate your feedback, advice, and professionalism. You folks are actually pretty awesome."
-- Jim P., MT
"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
Hey, Sara, You always do a great job with the Big Reveal...
This is so exciting for me that our song, WAS HIS, (me and Eugenia) made it to Penny's compilation through Song U. Thanks so much for being the stepping stone to take the song forward.
Please let Penny know how great I think it is that she "got the song"..."got us". Now I'm professionally crossing my fingers.
-- Carol C., KS
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