Song Evaluations and Coaching Services

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  1. Song Coach #56

    Hit songwriter and Tony Award nominee specializes in evaluating songs in Country, Pop, R&B, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Musical Theater/Cabaret, Singer-Songwriter, Film/TV/Media...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: My style is constructive, respectful, and specific. I try to be an objective ear for how your songs are communicating your emotional intention and purpose to your listeners while still maintaining great craft. I want to help...more

    Evaluation Turnaround: No new submissions
    Unavailable for new submissions:

    06/10/2024 - 07/15/2024

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    Coach #56


    This song evaluation coach is a former staff songwriter and a #1 Country songwriter whose John Michael Montgomery hit earned an ASCAP airplay award for over 2 million spins. This coach also earned a Tony Award nomination for original songs in a Broadway musical and co-authored a songwriting book geared toward urban teens with a Bad Boy Entertainment R&B songwriter. She has a strong background in lyric writing and is comfortable evaluating Country, Singer-songwriter, Adult Contemporary, R&B, Pop, Alt, Theater/Cabaret songs, and lyrics-only.



    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: My style is constructive, respectful, and specific. I try to be an objective ear for how your songs are communicating your emotional intention and purpose to your listeners while still maintaining great craft. I want to help you reach your personal songwriting goals whether that is pitching, performing, or licensing your music. I truly enjoy meeting all kinds of songwriters through coaching at SongU.com and am honored to be part of your team.

    Coach #56 - Turnaround Time


    normal I try to get song evaluations done within a few days of receiving them.

    Coach #56 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  2. Song Coach #124

    This is used for coach testing by administrators. Do not submit.

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: This is the testing area for the coach philosophy. The coach's philosophy will appear in this area.

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 14 days or less

    Coach #124


    #124 is a SongU administrator. This is only for testing purposes. Do not submit.
    Coaching Philosophy: I love to teach and I love the process of helping developing songwriters and artists become pros ready for the commercial music world. I also believe that the best way to stand out among the crowd is to find and maintain your own unique voice. I offer straight forward opinions keeping both concepts in mind.

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: This is the testing area for the coach philosophy. The coach's philosophy will appear in this area.

    Coach #124 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: #124 is a SongU administrator. This is only for testing purposes. Do not submit a song to this coach.

    Coach #124 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  3. Song Coach #1104

    Award-winning songwriter with #1 hit song and former major label artist with number-one and multi-award-winning credits. Specializes in song evaluations for Country, Pop, Singer-Songwriters,...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I give honest, constructive and instructive song critiques and evaluations. I am also able to appreciate 'outside of the box' material. I aim to give you sharp, encouraging direction to fine-tune your song and get it ready for...more

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 14 days or less

    Coach #1104


    This song evaluation coach is a multi-award-winning #1 hit songwriter. Their songs have been recorded by various major label artists in several genres including Country and Pop. In addition to success as a songwriter, this coach has also had a major label recording deal and brings the unique perspective of a hit songwriter as well as a recording artist.



    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I give honest, constructive and instructive song critiques and evaluations. I am also able to appreciate 'outside of the box' material. I aim to give you sharp, encouraging direction to fine-tune your song and get it ready for pitching, recording, or whatever your goal may be.

    Coach #1104 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I try to return song evaluations to you within 7 days, but occasionally it takes me 14 days.

    Coach #1104 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  4. Song Coach #1318

    Multiple Emmy Award-winning songwriter for PBS/BBC Children's songs, documentary scores, and hit R&B songs. This song evaluation coach is comfortable evaluating Jazz, Musical...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: My motto and key phrase is - the art of songwriting is re-writing. I give honest, clear and concise song evaluations in a kind encouraging way. I really want YOU to learn and to become a great songwriter. My years of songwriting...more

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 7 days or less

    Coach #1318


    This song evaluation coach is a professional songwriter and the winner of 4 EMMY Awards for PBS/BBC children's songs and film/documentary scores as well as two Gold Records for songs written for R&B legend, Millie Jackson. Former Jazz Record label head and has scored numerous project oriented orchestral pieces performed worldwide.

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: My motto and key phrase is - the art of songwriting is re-writing. I give honest, clear and concise song evaluations in a kind encouraging way. I really want YOU to learn and to become a great songwriter. My years of songwriting experience gives me an objective point of view toward the craft of songwriting and helping you write your songs. I very much enjoy working with songwriters of all levels. And most important, my love for the process is what I share with you.

    Coach #1318 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 7 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I usually get to song evaluations within a week of receiving them. The exceptions are when I am professionally committed to another project with a deadline or composing a new work. Thank you and I look forward to listening to your songs.

    Coach #1318 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  5. Song Coach #1683

    Hit songwriter with multiple #1 singles in Country and other songs recorded in R&B, Rock, Inspirational, Film and TV, and Musical Theatre specializes in evaluating songs for Country,...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I'm here to help you reach your goals for your songs sharing what I've learned as a writer in country, pop, Christian, inspirational, musical theatre, classical music and sync.

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 14 days or less

    Coach #1683


    This song evaluation coach has two #1 singles for the iconic country band 'Alabama' as well as other songs recorded in R&B, Rock, Inspirational, Film and TV, and scored for Musical Theatre. This coach is also an actor and can be seen in television and film. They are open to answering career guidance questions.

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I'm here to help you reach your goals for your songs sharing what I've learned as a writer in country, pop, Christian, inspirational, musical theatre, classical music and sync.

    Coach #1683 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: Sometimes it may take 14 days to get your evaluation. My goal is to get it to you sooner than that if at all possible.

    Coach #1683 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  6. Song Coach #2245

    Two-time Emmy Award-winning songwriter and producer with over 4000 song placements in film and TV specializes in song evaluations and song production evaluations for Pop, R&B,...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: My song coaching philosophy is one of empowerment and inspiration along with some real and straightforward honesty about what I believe is important in the way of crafting a great song - for personal satisfaction, of course -...more

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 14 days or less

    Coach #2245


    This song evaluation coach is a two-time Emmy-Award winning songwriter and producer with over 4000 song placements in film and TV who has written hit songs in multiple genres for artists all over the world, as well as having over 4000 film and TV song placements. This coach has been publishing and placing her own catalog for most of her career and is well-versed business issues pertaining to the music industry.

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: My song coaching philosophy is one of empowerment and inspiration along with some real and straightforward honesty about what I believe is important in the way of crafting a great song - for personal satisfaction, of course - but also for commercial success.

    Coach #2245 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I try to get your song feedback done in less than 7 days...sometimes longer if I'm in the studio. Thank you for sending me your wonderful songs and lyrics. It is an honor to coach them! Musically and Lyrically Yours!

    Coach #2245 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  7. Song Coach #3012

    Hit songwriter, music publisher, artist, and producer. As a songwriter, this coach has garnered close to 2 million airplay spins on radio, Specializing in song evaluations for...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: "Straight up." If you want people to tell you how amazing a songwriter you are, keep playing songs for your friends and family. If you want constructive song evaluations, advice, encouragement, and real tools to improve your...more

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 14 days or less

    Coach #3012


    This song evaluation coach is an award-winning songwriter and music publisher, artist and producer. As both songwriter and music publisher, this coach is a member of BMI's millionaire club with airplays well over 2 million with singles on major labels and 2 Grammy-winning artists.

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: "Straight up." If you want people to tell you how amazing a songwriter you are, keep playing songs for your friends and family. If you want constructive song evaluations, advice, encouragement, and real tools to improve your songwriting and pitching, talk to me.

    Coach #3012 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I try to turn around the feedback in under a week unless there are extenuating circumstances. Thanks.

    Coach #3012 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  8. Song Coach #3762

    Hit songwriter with over 200 recordings by major label Pop, Urban, and R&B artists and film and TV, specializes in song evaluations for Pop, Rock, R&B, Hot AC, Top 40, R&B, Dance,...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I consider myself a real colleague and advocate for songwriters and will give whatever I feel is needed in each individual song evaluation -- from "tough songwriter love" in a direct fashion, to being a cheerleader. I enjoy working...more

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 7 days or less

    Coach #3762


    This song evaluation coach is a hit songwriter with over 200 songs recorded across multiple genres by various artists around the world (Celine Dion, Notorious B.I.G, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Gloria Estefan, Oak Ridge Boys, Journey, and more), and significant credits in Film/TV, including ("Top Gun," "Fame," "Coming to America," and more).

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I consider myself a real colleague and advocate for songwriters and will give whatever I feel is needed in each individual song evaluation -- from "tough songwriter love" in a direct fashion, to being a cheerleader. I enjoy working with all levels of writers and have been known to throw in some stories from my own songwriting career when needed.

    Coach #3762 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 7 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: Usually, I'm able to get to song evaluations quickly, often within the same day unless I'm traveling internationally, or have a particularly hectic week which can sometimes put me a bit behind on my turnaround. I work hard at being prompt about all song evaluations submitted.

    Coach #3762 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  9. Song Coach #4146

    Award-winning songwriter, artist, in-demand demo singer and touring back-up singer/musician, specializes in evaluating songs for Indie singer-songwriters, Country, Christian,...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I love helping songwriters learn the craft of writing a great song, but I also try to find ways to raise the emotional element. I will be sensitive to your connection to your creation but honest in what I think the potential...more

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 14 days or less

    Coach #4146


    This song evaluation coach is an award-winning songwriter, artist, in-demand demo singer, and touring back-up singer/musician who performs all over the world. A former staff songwriter with numerous songs placed in film and TV shows as well as major label artists covering her songs, including a 2017 Grammy-winning album by Reba McEntire. This coach has been in the studio and/or toured live playing keyboards, guitar, mandolin, and singing background vocals with major artists including Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack, Pam Tillis, and Christopher Cross.

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I love helping songwriters learn the craft of writing a great song, but I also try to find ways to raise the emotional element. I will be sensitive to your connection to your creation but honest in what I think the potential is with each song evaluation you submit.

    Coach #4146 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I try to get song evaluations done within 7 days. It might take a bit longer if I'm out on tour.

    Coach #4146 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  10. Song Coach #6732

    Award-winning hit songwriter, veteran music publisher, recording and touring musician, and producer specializes in song evaluations for Country, Americana/Folk, Christian, Pop,...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I am here to help and encourage. Having been an active pro writer, publisher, and musician for over 30 years. I have become a lifelong fan of people brave enough to exercise their creativity. I listen carefully during each song...more

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 14 days or less

    Coach #6732


    This song evaluation coach is an an award-winning, hit songwriter (Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins, Reba, and many more) whose songs have sold 26-million copies, publisher (placements on GCB's, Weeds, Days of Our Lives and more), producer, recording, studio and touring musician with a host of major and iconic artists.

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I am here to help and encourage. Having been an active pro writer, publisher, and musician for over 30 years. I have become a lifelong fan of people brave enough to exercise their creativity. I listen carefully during each song evaluation and shoot straight. I will help you identify your strengths as well as your weaknesses within each song. My goal is to help you make your song even better, if possible.

    Coach #6732 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 14 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: Apologies friends, I’m out of the country wifi hopping but it’s spotty. Playing the 70’s Rock & Romance Cruise! Be back 3/25/24 Cheers and keep writing! Vip Vipperman

    Coach #6732 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

  11. Song Coach #12807

    Former A&R Director with Warner Brothers Records, responsibilities included finding great material for artists. Specializes in evaluating songs for Country, Singer-Songwriter,...full bio

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I love songs. My coaching philosophy is one of encouragement along with straightforward honesty about what I believe is important in the way of crafting a great song - for personal satisfaction, of course - but also for commercial...more

    Evaluation Turnaround: Usually 7 days or less

    Coach #12807


    This song evaluation coach started his music career as a touring singer/songwriter which eventually evolved into a ten-year stint as Warner Bros. Records Director of A&R in Nashville. His responsibilities included signing and developing new artists and finding great material for established artists resulting in multiple Grammy awards for Emmylou Harris and others.

    Philosophy on Song Evaluations: I love songs. My coaching philosophy is one of encouragement along with straightforward honesty about what I believe is important in the way of crafting a great song - for personal satisfaction, of course - but also for commercial success.

    Coach #12807 - Turnaround Time


    This coach usually turns around evaluations in 7 days or less. There may be some occasions if the coach is traveling or during holidays when this turnaround could be slightly longer.

    Additional Comment: I evaluate songs within 7 days.

    Coach #12807 - Temporarily Unavailable


    This coach is temporarily unavailable for submissions during the dates listed on the page.

Song Evaluations and Coaching Services

Our Song Evaluation and Coaching Services offer an additional way to receive essential feedback on your songs or lyrics from your choice of our award-winning staff (1 credit = $1):

 Cost of Song EvaluationLite
(credits)
Platinum
(credits)
Comprehensive - Detailed written evaluation with letter grades for each category. This is an ideal choice for first-time song submissions or when seeking in-depth feedback, providing valuable insights to refine your work. 2518
Quickie - A one pass evaluation on your song with letter grades in each category and a quick yet informative summary to refine your song.1510
Rewrite – Follow-up with the same coach for a targeted re-evaluation of your song within 60 days of the initial feedback. Benefit from an additional look and continued guidance in refining your revised song.1510


More questions about song evaluations?

How Our Song Evaluations Work


A song evaluation is a great way to get detailed, professional written feedback on your songs and network with industry professionals.

• Choose your coach from our list of hit songwriters, music publishers, producers, and former label reps. Use the Genre Specialty sort feature to refine your search. You can also submit the same song to multiple coaches for more perspectives.

• Choose from a Comprehensive or Quickie song evaluation.

• Receive an email when your evaluation is complete.

• View your expert feedback in your Song Evaluation activity area.


More questions about song evaluations?

Coaching Price Increase


As mentioned in the State-of-the-Site announcement, effective July 26th, Coaching prices have increased by a few credits.

For Platinum Members, a Comprehensive Evaluation will be 18 credits (+3) and Quickies/Rewrites will be 10 credits (+2).

For Lite members, a Comprehensive Evaluation will be 25 credits and Quickies/Rewrites will be 15 credits

Why The Increase? Our coaches have been operating at the same rate for over 7 years without any increase. They all work very hard at what they do and we think this small increase is long overdue for them.