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
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
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
"Thank you SongU is a blessing!"
-- Don E., NC
"I have never been to any website where so much is done for the members as SongU!"
-- Silje H., Norway
"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
"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.
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 would otherwise may never have.
-- Barbara W., TN
"You have done wonders with your SU courses; can't think of anything you have not included. Well done, Danny, your integrity shows through it all."
-- Dolores O., WA
"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
"I really appreciate your feedback, advice, and professionalism. You folks are actually pretty awesome."
-- Jim P., MT
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
Move to Nashville? www.SongU.com moved Nashville to me!
-- James O., MI
"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 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
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
"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
"Really, you guys are great!!"
-- Rita W., OH
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
"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 am really enjoying using SongU, it's fantastic! I am delighted that I've been given the opportunity to use the site through entering the UK Songwriting Contest. The modules are enlightening and very informative; I have learnt so much already and it is really helping me to develop my songwriting.
It's also great to be able to work on the modules at my own pace and learn online.
Thank you for such a brilliant website!
-- Anna S., United Kingdom
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 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
"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
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
"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 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
Thanks so much! I'm so proud to be a part of SongU.com!!
-- Danny B., GA
"Thank you again for connecting me with my current 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
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 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 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 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
SongU.com continues to be the Absolutely Best Songwriting Site on the World Wide Web. SongU.com rocks!
-- Bob C., MD
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
"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
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
"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
"Thanks... Just wanted you guys to know SongU has made a difference in my songwriting life!"
-- Barb W., TN
"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
"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
"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
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 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
"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
"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
The techniques are simple, yet powerful.
-- Tom C., CT
"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'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 can't get enough of all the information available on the website. Learning so much, just loving it."
-- Alex M., NY
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
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
"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
"You guys are doing awesome! I think what you've created is fantastic!
Hope to meet you down the road."
-- Leslie B., NY
"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
"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
A great place to let your career get started!
-- Jason G., MD
"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
"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
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
"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
"SongU.com has opened up so many unbelievable doors for me."
-- Gene R., TN
"Hands down, SongU is my go-to resource!!!"
-- Brad Y., ID
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 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'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
"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
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
"Y'all are my favorite people to work with."
-- Johannah R., NJ
"Thank you so much for putting your time and effort into one of the most amazing songwriting sites on the planet!"
-- Shelley J., Canada
"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
"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
"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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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 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 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
SongU.com is turning my songwriting into more than just a dream. It gives me direction and vital information.
-- Geoffrey K., TX
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
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
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
"Learning alot....SongU is excellent. Doing my first feedback course tommorrow...excited!"
-- Wayne M., Canada
"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
"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