"Thank you for [the loyalty rewards credits]. I appreciate it. I also appreciate your service. As a guy who was signed to a label before, Song U has allowed me
to stay ďin the gameĒ even though Iím in Chicago. Iíve had a few ďmaybeísĒ latelyÖ even those are encouraging. ITís fun."
-- Chris K., IL
"I have progressed so far through SongU.com and the resolution buddies program. I am thankful for all of SongU.com and the staff there."
-- Gary J., PA
"This indeed is a process but I found such an amazing co-writer I work so well with and all because of songu...God bless you and Dan for this wonderful service you have provided. It is certainly valuable to me. Quote me all you want."
-- Kim Y., Kim Y.
"I just wanted to thank you for giving me Bob Clay as a co-writer for the Spring/Fling challenge. He is so great as a songwriter. He helped me so much in my songwriting. I've been going through my songs and correcting the many mistakes that I know now I made and enjoyed very much working on them. I'm so glad I'm a member of this site. Thank you for the help you give to songwriters."
-- Mary A., TX
"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 wanted to compliment SongU.com 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.com 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. Thanks!"
-- Marianne P., IL
"i loved the challenge of the last exercise."
-- Mike H., NC
"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 has opened up so many unbelievable doors for me."
-- Gene R., TN
"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
"You have done wonders with your SongU.com courses. I can't think of anything you have not included. Well done, Danny, your integrity shows through it all."
-- Dolores O., WA
"Just started with Songu.com and this is my first course. So far, very good. Anxious to keep going."
-- Gwen Darling, Canada
"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. Thanks SongU.com!"
-- Ed W., TX
"I really enjoy having you give me your thoughts and feedback on this song. You have been very helpful. Thank you so very much!!"
-- Danny B., GA
"I used 2 songs, and this helped me figure out which might make a better potential pitch. "
-- Mike H., NC
"Hands down, SongU.com is my go-to resource!"
-- Brad Y., ID
"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
"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
"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
"THANKS SO MUCH COACH! I did everything you suggested in fixing the structure, etc. and now this happy song makes me even happier!! LOL Your clear explanation made all the difference! "
-- Krystal K., 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
"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 Billboard World Songwriting Contest!"
-- Barbara W., MS
"The techniques are simple, yet powerful."
-- Tom C., CT
"Y'all are my favorite people to work with."
-- Johannah R., NJ
"Woo hoo! Just signed my first song contract with the country duo Blue Mountain Cowboys. It took 2 years and over 500 rejections from publishers, song pluggers and artists. In the words of Tim Allen from the film Galaxy Quest, "Never give up, never surrender!" Thank you SongU!"
-- Steve B., CA
"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
"SongU.com is a class act. The feedback, classes, coaching, and support, are all first class. Thanks for keepin' it 'classy'."
-- Steve P., TX
"SongU.com is turning my songwriting into more than just a dream. It gives me direction and vital information."
-- Geoffrey K., TX
"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
"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
"SongU.com continues to be the Absolutely Best Songwriting Site on the World Wide Web. SongU.com rocks!"
-- Bob C., MD
"I can't get enough of all the information available on the website. Learning so much, just loving it."
-- Alex M., NY
"Great educational avenue for aspiring song writers."
-- Sandy C. , Canada
"Thank you for the various courses and their valuable content. Being able to print the course content and keep for future reference is very valuable. The courses cover a broad range of subjects and the learning within allows me to become familiar with terms and necessary activities to increase my knowledge and confidence. "
-- Diane M. , Australia
"I was made to feel comfortable even though I was so nervous about having my 'first ever' written/produced song critiqued by a professional and I would like to say Thank You, Mr. Scott, so, so, so much! Now I wish I had waited to have your input before taking it to production! Sorry about the vocals and I appreciate you doing this and your time."
-- Gwen D., Canada
"Thank you so much for the detailed feedback and suggestions. This is super helpful! I'll definitely keep working on it. "
-- Kelly M., NJ
"I am really enjoying using SongU.com. 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 learned 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
"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
"New to SongU.com, this was my first live feedback course. I found it very easy to participate, and the links were simple to follow. I'm a member for only a few weeks, but I'll be here for life! Thank you."
-- Denise D., FL
"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
"Thank you so much for the info. You guys are so thorough in all that you do!"
-- Michael R., NM
"These coaches you have do great evaluations. I've had quite a few songs evaluated from other places in past years, and SongU.com simply blows them away. Thanks for selecting great people. I mean that!"
-- Benn C., OH
"Thanks for another valuable review. We have already made positive changes as a result. "
-- Robert O., IL
"Everyone should take this session whether you have lyrics only or a produced demo. Marcia is great. She is also kind and encouraging to everyone no matter what level of songwriting you are. "
-- Abigail M., IN
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. She loved it and asked me to email it to her because she wanted to pitch it to Reba. This would have been utterly impossible without the opportunities provided by SongU.com. 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.com. 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 so much for what you offer. I cannot say enough about how perfect SongU.com is for a guy like me.
-- Perry S, CA
"I enjoyed listening to the transcript of the Big Reveal. Though my song was not picked, I loved listening to the thoughts of the pluggers. Thanks."
-- Mark D., NE
"Thanks so much! I'm so proud to be a part of SongU.com!"
-- Danny B., GA
"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 until I found SongU.com For me, it's the best music education site out there."
-- Germain B., ON
"You always help!!! Why don't I see this stuff..lol. I'm on it. Will rewrite it as many times as need be. Just so happy you didn't tell me to bag it. Thanks so much. You're the best!"
-- Rita W., OH
"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. You guys are awesome!"
-- Lisa J., United Kingdom
"We both did lyrics and worked out the music, though S did the actual playing and development. Always love you!Awesome Guru Dude, You!"
-- Rikki A., VA
"I really appreciate your feedback, advice, and professionalism. You folks are actually pretty awesome."
-- Jim P., MT
"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'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
"Thanks for your long evaluation! I don't feel so alone with my songs now. You encourage me to take the next step in my songwriting. I am blessed to have to have you as my evaluator."
-- Patty A., MN
"All the information is relevant. I learnt a lot. "
-- Democrito Manyissa, Mozambique
"I wanted to tell you that we appreciate your taking the time to give us such detailed feedback. My co-writer and I will work on it."
-- Nick S. , NY
"Really, you guys are great!!"
-- Rita W., OH
"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 want to tell you how grateful I am for your input. It's always good and I immediately see the light. I will go ahead and make the necessary changes and resubmit. Thank you, thank you for having faith in me. "
-- Rita W., OH
"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.
"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 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 O., MO
"Thank you for providing the alternative options for accessing the course. I had trouble with all of my technology tools at the last minute, but was able to call in when I was not able to join the class any other way. It was great. Thank you!"
-- Stacy Y., FL
"I wanted to let you know that I am extremely impressed with Song U. I have been a member since August, and I have gained so much from my membership in this short time. I have joined similar services, and I still am part of a couple of those, but none have made a huge difference in my songwriting life like Song U has. Thanks for all that you do."
-- Terry S., AR
"Your site is a treasure trove of information and opportunities. I'm glad I've found SongU.com!"
-- Shaun T., Australia
"I was blown away at my private session with emmy award winning songwriter Michele Vice-Maslin. She is an amazing teacher, coach and mentor. I feel very supported, directed, and excited about my music career. Her expertise and enthusiasm are so motivating. To have access to such excellent heart-centered industry pros is a priceless gift that SongU.com offers. I am so impressed with the website, the courses, the quality of teachers, topics, and excellent customer service! If I had to describe my experience in one word, it would be WOW! This was clearly created by people who love music, care about songwriters, and have great connections in the music industry! Thank you SongU.com, you truly ROCK!"
-- Jenn A., CA
"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
"Learning a lot. SongU.com is excellent. Doing my first feedback course tomorrow. I'm excited!"
-- Wayne M., Canada
"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
"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
"Your candor is always appreciated. Great feedback, I'll work on the lyrics. Mentioning Tom Petty is encouraging. I've had people make the Petty comparison on other songs. Something to shoot for!"
-- Randy S., NC
"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
"SongU.com is a wonderful resource for songwriters. I love it."
-- Meaghan M., 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
"Just wanted to THANK you and this service that you provide - my song has been picked and PAID FOR by the artist! you guys ROCK!!"
-- Karel D. , FL
"So very excited to report that we just signed our very first single song contract!...I can not fully express what SongU.com 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
"As a complete newcomer to the song pitching world, I found the content really helpful. I particularly like the informal chatty style, which is both encouraging and realistic in helping us face up to inevitable rejections. You are both positive, but down to earth in approach. well done! Many thanks!"
-- Rachel P., Italy
"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 unfortunately missed this tonight due to other obligations. But I listened to the transcript and greatly appreciate the advice/info given. I am thoroughly enjoying having access to these classes for feedback/mentoring. Elsewhere, the cost for this is out of my budget. Here, it is affordable and I am learning, and getting some great advice!"
-- Stephanie D., IL
"Thanks for the kind words and everything you all doÖ.Its been a good year. Thatís 2 cuts and 1 holdÖAll through songu. I tell ya, itís a grind and a heck of a lot of (Not Interestedís). But when you land one in the net, it sure does feel good."
-- Jamie T., VA
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"As a publisher, I receive 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
"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. There are also 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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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 opportunities are priceless."
-- Steven R., NC
"Thanks for taking the time to give such a detailed evaluation of the song. It is appreciated."
-- Nick S. , NY
"I have to tell you I am LOVING SongU.com. The Feedback sessions are a blast. All the instructors are 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. I'm finding the Pitching option is a great motivator; it's 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
"I really appreciated the individual attention and feedback I got from the instructor, Craig Bickhardt. He was very encouraging and took the time to answer all my questions, providing me with invaluable information from his experience as a successful songwriter. I will definitely sign up for classes with him again."
-- Lisa Marks, MO
"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 offers something that I have not found anywhere else: music industry feedback and opportunities and education that is not based around proximity. I think it's wonderful."
-- Angela P., MI