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
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 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.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
"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
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
"I really like SongUís fast responses and the quality answers - makes me feel that SongU really cares about their members."
-- Garry E. , IN
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
"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
SongU.com continues to be the Absolutely Best Songwriting Site on the World Wide Web. SongU.com rocks!
-- Bob C., MD
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
"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
"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 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
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 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
"Hands down, SongU is my go-to resource!!!"
-- Brad Y., ID
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
"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
"Really, you guys are great!!"
-- Rita W., OH
"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
"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 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
Thanks so much! I'm so proud to be a part of SongU.com!!
-- Danny B., GA
"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 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
"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
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
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
Since joining SongU.com a couple years ago, I have taken many courses that have immediately helped improve my writing skills. I have met tons of great new friends to write with, and even had a couple songs get picked up in a non-exclusive publishing deal. Thanks Danny and Sara, you're the best!
-- Lee J., CO
"I 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
"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
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
"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
"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
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
"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
"Y'all are my favorite people to work with."
-- Johannah R., NJ
SongU.com is an outstanding virtual resource for the determined singer songwriter. I can't say enough as to how professional, flexible and user friendly the courses are and best of all, how much you learn and grow in the disciplines of songwriting.
-- Michael S., PA
I 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
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
"Thanks for your vision and desire to make top-notch songwriting resources, courses and opportunities available for songwriters worldwide--at the click of a mouse!"
-- Jenny H., NE
I 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
"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
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
"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
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
"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
"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 really appreciate your feedback, advice, and professionalism. You folks are actually pretty awesome."
-- Jim P., MT
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
"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
"I must say that I am really impressed with Songu and am really enjoyed my first few weeks. Thank you for a fantastic place to work and improve."
-- Chrissy S. , United Kingdom
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. Here 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 and 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 cleary created by people who love music, care about songwriters and have great connections in the music industry! Thank you songu you truly ROCK!
-- Jenn A., CA
"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
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
"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
"Thank you so much for putting your time and effort into one of the most amazing songwriting sites on the planet!"
-- Shelley J., Canada
"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 SongU is a blessing!"
-- Don E., NC
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
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
"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
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
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
"Learning alot....SongU is excellent. Doing my first feedback course tommorrow...excited!"
-- Wayne M., Canada
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
"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
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
"Thank you so much for the info...You guys are so thorough in all that you do!!"
-- Michael R., NM
"Thanks... Just wanted you guys to know SongU has made a difference in my songwriting life!"
-- Barb W., TN
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
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 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
Move to Nashville? www.SongU.com moved Nashville to me!
-- James O., MI
"I can't get enough of all the information available on the website. Learning so much, just loving it."
-- Alex M., NY
"It just gets better and better!! Thank you all at SongU."
-- Noel R., San Juan, PR
A great place to let your career get started!
-- Jason G., MD
"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
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
"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 have never been to any website where so much is done for the members as SongU!"
-- Silje H., Norway
"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
"I did want to let you know what a valuable resource SongU.com is and how much I appreciate all the opportunities you have created here for aspiring songwriters. Thank you so very much."
-- Inglath C., VA
"I 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 have been a SongU member for only about 8 weeks and have already had a song picked up at SongU...what a great feeling.Good luck to all the other writers out there."
-- Tony T., Canada
"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 been a current, living sustainer for my songwriting career. It has given me the tools to keep going and growing in the places I normally might become stagnant.
-- Danielle R., CA
I 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
"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.
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 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
"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
"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'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
After 50 years of songwriting SongU.com has opened a path for me to the big stars in Nashville.
-- Paul H., AR
"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
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