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How SongU.com Works

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is SongU.com?

How much does Full-Access membership cost?

What is included with my Full-Access membership?

Can I cancel at any time?

How does the free trial work?

What are my payment options?

What is the SongU.com philosophy?

 

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What is SongU.com?

SongU.com provides a unique opportunity to study songwriting with award-winning songwriters, make industry connections, and pitch your songs all from the comfort of your own home computer. With our user-friendly site, you do not need special computer skills or a high tech setup. At SongU.com, wherever you are...we'll bring the music industry to you.

How much does full membership cost?

Full-Access Members can choose from one of two recurring billing options: $25.95/month or $75/quarter. There is no obligation and you can cancel at anytime. Save the expense and hassle of traveling to a major music center and start working on your songwriting right now. Start today with a 10-day free trial at SongU.com.

What is included with my full membership?

Full-Access Membership at SongU.com is all-inclusive. For no additional cost or hidden fees, you can:

  • Take online courses and attend mentoring sessions. Full-Access Membership includes unlimited access to all SongU.com courses, both Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Instructor-Led for no additional cost. Courses range from fundamental skill-based classes to Master Level classes in lyric writing, music composition, commercial songwriting, tech and home recording, music business, the creative process and more. In addition, you can participate in small group mentoring sessions for song feedback, demo feedback and answers to your music business related questions.  Find out more about our courses and mentoring sessions.

  • Pitch your songs using our unscreened "Open Door" pitching opportunities. Getting your foot in the door of the music industry does not have to be like breaking into a fortress. At SongU.com we have knocked down the walls for you. No screeners. No barriers. No additional cost. Just your songs and industry ears on all pitches. Learn more about pitching at SongU.com.

  • Create a personal member website to showcase your songs. Your SongU.com Full-Access Membership includes a free member website with unlimited MP3's. Our special set-up page makes it easy to create and store your songs, lyrics and personal information to help you connect your music to the world. All member websites are included in the SongU.com Yearbook where you can search for your ideal co-writer by location, genre, songwriting strength (music or lyrics). View a sample member website.

  • Meet co-writers. At SongU.com we have had great success in co-writer hookups, many of which have led to publishing contracts and recordings. Members find collaborators in a variety of ways such as meeting in the student exchange area of the Discussion Board, during instructor-led courses, through our online clubs, by participating in our regular Song Challenges, and using the SongU.com Yearbook.

  • Co-write long distance using our Virtual Writers Rooms. Meet with your SongU.com co-writers from around the world in The Loft, The Basement or The Hit Pit. These specially designed rooms are easy to use and are audio and video enabled allowing you to record your session as well as create your own MP3 worktape online.

  • Listen to On-Demand guest talks in the SongU.com Library. The SongU.com Library is where you’ll find our convenient On-Demand section, an archive of special guest talks that take place throughout the year. You can also spend some time reading over a hundred articles about songwriting by songwriters.

  • Participate in clubs and goal-setting groups. Our active community works together throughout the year to meet their goals and network based on their special interests.

  • Receive personal attention.. At SongU.com we are committed to giving you personal attention. You never have to worry about whether you will get your questions answered. Our staff responds to every email we receive within 48 hours or less (usually within a few hours). After completing your Talent and Goals Profile, you will receive a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) to assist you in making the most of your time at SongU.com based on your specific needs and goals. In addition, the weekly SongU.com Campus News will keep you up to date on campus activities (view current issue). Our coaches, instructors and staff care about you as an individual. We want you to learn, achieve, succeed, and most of all enjoy your SongU.com experience.

As a SongU.com member, you may also use our optional one-on-one Coaching Service for a small additional fee (this goes to your coach to pay for his or her time):

  • Work one-on-one with an award-winning coach of your choice. Here is your chance to get your songs evaluated from SongU.com’s coaching staff of award-winning industry pros comprised of hit songwriters, producers, songpluggers and publishers. Your coach works with you on a song-by-song basis, offering specific feedback based on your goals, musical genre and personal writing level. Learn more about how coaching works at SongU.com.

Can I cancel at anytime?

Absolutely. You can easily cancel your membership anytime, online, 24 hours a day by logging in and visiting the Help/Support area of the site. No hassle. No cancellation fees.

How does the free trial work?

This is a Full-Access Membership trial. As such, it includes access to SongU.com courses (limited to 5 courses during the trial period), all pitching opportunities and all other features. Note that we do require credit card information to ensure uniqueness so that someone does not attempt to falsify information in order to take repeated advantage of the free 10-day trial. However, your credit card will not be charged for 10 days. If you decide during the trial that SongU.com is not the right fit for you, simply login to our site using your member ID and password and visit the Help/Support area where you will see a link to easily cancel your account and no charges will be incurred. If you are enjoying SongU.com, do nothing and your membership will automatically continue at the recurring rate you signed up for until you cancel your membership. Start your 10-day free trial at SongU.com now.

What are my payment options?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit or debit cards. We do not accept personal checks or money orders.

What is the SongU.com philosophy?

The guiding philosophy at SongU.com is that education empowers you as a songwriter and increases your chances to succeed at meeting your goals. That is why our Full-Access Membership tuition includes access to all our multi-level Instructor-Led and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) courses for no additional cost, including an entire track of song feedback and mentoring sessions that meet several times a week. Rather than simply throwing money into demoing songs and then pitching them, we focus on courses, coaching, and co-writing to help each writer make every song the best it can be – and to make sure that they are writing at a level that is competitive with other successful writers. Just to be clear, SongU.com is not a pitching service. Pitching is simply part of our educational program. We offer pitching opportunities to our members for no additional cost because we feel that learning to pitch songs, dealing with rejection or having success is part of the educational process. We believe one of the reasons our members have been successful with pitching at SongU.com is because of our focus on the writer, their education and making each song the best it can be.

 

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