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  1. BUS 225W Unlocking Mysteries of Song Pitching (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Michele Vice-Maslin
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: Find out how Emmy-winning songwriter/producer Michele Vice-Maslin has secured hundreds of placements of her own songs in film, TV, media, and major artist projects by figuring out and navigating the system....more



    Songwriter Michele Vice-Maslin

    About Michele Vice-Maslin:
    Michele is a 3-time Emmy Award nominee and 2-time Emmy Award winning songwriter who has written and produced hit songs for major artists all over the world including #1 singles. She has over 4000 film and TV placements, including theme, title and end title songs from her catalog Sweetersongs. Originally from Queens, NY, she currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where, as an independent music publisher, she has been publishing her own catalog for most of her career while producing, pitching and placing most all of her song successes.

    You can view Michele's (almost) full list of credits at her website: http://www.sweetersongs.com/. Michele teaches Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 225W Unlocking Mysteries of Song Pitching (Podcast)


    Find out how Emmy-winning songwriter/producer Michele Vice-Maslin has secured hundreds of placements of her own songs in film, TV, media, and major artist projects by figuring out and navigating the system. She will give you detailed professional "insider" information on exactly how you can do it for yourself.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  2. BUS 250W Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: This is part one of a 5 part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 250W Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company (Podcast)


    This is part one of a 5 part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  3. BUS 251W Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Todays Market (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: This is part two of a five part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 251W Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Todays Market (Podcast)


    This is part two of a five part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    Course Content - The titles let you know what the main focus of the discussion will be. They are as follows:

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  4. BUS 252W The Indie Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: This is part three of a five part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 252W The Indie Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion (Podcast)


    This is part three of a five part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    Course Content - The titles let you know what the main focus of the discussion will be. They are as follows:

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  5. BUS 253W The Value Of A Copyright (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: This is the fourth course in a series of five courses where you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 253W The Value Of A Copyright (Podcast)


    This is the fourth course in a series of five courses where you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    Course Content - The titles let you know what the main focus of the discussion will be. They are as follows:

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  6. BUS 254W Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: This is the fifth courswe in a series where you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 254W Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo (Podcast)


    This is the fifth courswe in a series where you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    Course Content - The titles let you know what the main focus of the discussion will be. They are as follows:

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  7. BUS 300W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Benn Cutarelli / Dan Robinson_OLD
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: Straight off the heels of another major song placement, Benn Cutarelli will share his own process in getting his songs placed in film/TV and give you great tips on how you can do it too. His co-writing...more



    Songwriter Benn Cutarelli

    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, Benn's melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. He believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Instructor

    About Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson is a songwriter, Song Contest Founder, and Event Director. His Film and TV credits include “Small Stuff” which was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture “The Longest Ride”, “Latest Version of Me” in the TV show “Nashville” and “Tired” which was featured in a season premiere episode of “The Mentalist”. His sports rap tune “That’s Just Sick” has been used by Fox Sports and ESPN in highlight footages and montages.

    Dan is also the founder and President of the “In-Game Song Contest, LLC”. This is a unique contest designed to promote the creative and artistic work of independent musicians and songwriters around the world. This was coordinated with the In-Game Entertainment Directors for each of the Major League teams. It is not a genre specific contest. It is more important that a song/instrumental “fit” one of the situational categories (i.e. a song to play during a rally, after a wild pitch, after a home run, etc.).

    Additionally, Dan has served as an Event Director for music workshops and conferences in the Pittsburgh area.

    BUS 300W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV (Podcast)


    Straight off the heels of another major song placement, Benn Cutarelli will share his own process in getting his songs placed in film/TV and give you great tips on how you can do it too. His co-writing and business partner fellow SongU.com member, Dan Robinson, will be on hand also to discuss the process. They’ve been in the trenches for a while and having a great run recently including several indie artist cuts.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  8. BUS 301W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV, Part II (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Benn Cutarelli / Dan Robinson_OLD
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: Requested by popular demand Benn Cutarelli will present Part II of this course. He, and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go into more details their process in getting his songs placed in film/TV and give...more



    Songwriter Benn Cutarelli

    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, Benn's melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. He believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Instructor

    About Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson is a songwriter, Song Contest Founder, and Event Director. His Film and TV credits include “Small Stuff” which was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture “The Longest Ride”, “Latest Version of Me” in the TV show “Nashville” and “Tired” which was featured in a season premiere episode of “The Mentalist”. His sports rap tune “That’s Just Sick” has been used by Fox Sports and ESPN in highlight footages and montages.

    Dan is also the founder and President of the “In-Game Song Contest, LLC”. This is a unique contest designed to promote the creative and artistic work of independent musicians and songwriters around the world. This was coordinated with the In-Game Entertainment Directors for each of the Major League teams. It is not a genre specific contest. It is more important that a song/instrumental “fit” one of the situational categories (i.e. a song to play during a rally, after a wild pitch, after a home run, etc.).

    Additionally, Dan has served as an Event Director for music workshops and conferences in the Pittsburgh area.

    BUS 301W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV, Part II (Podcast)


    Requested by popular demand Benn Cutarelli will present Part II of this course. He, and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go into more details their process in getting his songs placed in film/TV and give you great tips on how you can do it too. Focus will be given to the details of taking it to the next level and really pin-pointing what needs to be done to get placements, including a real-time online song entry for a Music Library. Benn and Dan have been in the trenches for a while and having a great run with placements recently. There will be time for Q and A.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  9. BUS 302W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV, Part III (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Benn Cutarelli / Dan Robinson_OLD
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: Continuing with their popular series, Benn Cutarelli and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go even further into the process of how getting songs placed in film/TV. In this session, more focus will be given...more



    Songwriter Benn Cutarelli

    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, Benn's melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. He believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Instructor

    About Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson is a songwriter, Song Contest Founder, and Event Director. His Film and TV credits include “Small Stuff” which was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture “The Longest Ride”, “Latest Version of Me” in the TV show “Nashville” and “Tired” which was featured in a season premiere episode of “The Mentalist”. His sports rap tune “That’s Just Sick” has been used by Fox Sports and ESPN in highlight footages and montages.

    Dan is also the founder and President of the “In-Game Song Contest, LLC”. This is a unique contest designed to promote the creative and artistic work of independent musicians and songwriters around the world. This was coordinated with the In-Game Entertainment Directors for each of the Major League teams. It is not a genre specific contest. It is more important that a song/instrumental “fit” one of the situational categories (i.e. a song to play during a rally, after a wild pitch, after a home run, etc.).

    Additionally, Dan has served as an Event Director for music workshops and conferences in the Pittsburgh area.

    BUS 302W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV, Part III (Podcast)


    Continuing with their popular series, Benn Cutarelli and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go even further into the process of how getting songs placed in film/TV. In this session, more focus will be given to clarifying the idea of "re-titling" your work, fees and royalties. Benn and Dan are offering the benefit of what they learned hands on from their experience in getting film and TV placements.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  10. BUS 303W The Next Rung-Best Tips For Navigating the Ins and Outs of Music Libraries Part IV (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Benn Cutarelli / Dan Robinson_OLD
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: Continuing with their popular series, Benn Cutarelli and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go even further into the process of how getting songs placed in film/TV by focusing specifically on Music Libraries....more



    Songwriter Benn Cutarelli

    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, Benn's melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. He believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Instructor

    About Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson is a songwriter, Song Contest Founder, and Event Director. His Film and TV credits include “Small Stuff” which was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture “The Longest Ride”, “Latest Version of Me” in the TV show “Nashville” and “Tired” which was featured in a season premiere episode of “The Mentalist”. His sports rap tune “That’s Just Sick” has been used by Fox Sports and ESPN in highlight footages and montages.

    Dan is also the founder and President of the “In-Game Song Contest, LLC”. This is a unique contest designed to promote the creative and artistic work of independent musicians and songwriters around the world. This was coordinated with the In-Game Entertainment Directors for each of the Major League teams. It is not a genre specific contest. It is more important that a song/instrumental “fit” one of the situational categories (i.e. a song to play during a rally, after a wild pitch, after a home run, etc.).

    Additionally, Dan has served as an Event Director for music workshops and conferences in the Pittsburgh area.

    BUS 303W The Next Rung-Best Tips For Navigating the Ins and Outs of Music Libraries Part IV (Podcast)


    Continuing with their popular series, Benn Cutarelli and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go even further into the process of how getting songs placed in film/TV by focusing specifically on Music Libraries. Details of the types of libraries, how to give them exactly what they're looking for, where the money comes in and more will be discussed. Benn and Dan are offering the benefit of what they learned hands on from their experience in getting film and TV placements.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  11.  Feedback and Mentoring Courses
  12. FDBK 101 Songwriting Feedback Course - Sync, Production, and Country
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Benn Cutarelli
    Meets: Mon Aug 05, 2024 01:00 PM (ET)
    Mon Aug 05, 2024 05:00 PM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production,...more

    Registration Begins:
    Mon Jul 29, 2024 10:00 AM (ET)
    Mon Jul 29, 2024 02:00 PM (GMT)


    Songwriter Benn Cutarelli

    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, Benn's melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. He believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Instructor

    FDBK 101 Songwriting Feedback Course - Sync, Production, and Country


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by Benn Cutarelli, a successful songwriter with independent and international artist cuts and major film and television sync licensing placements. Note: Benn is also a course administrator and a wealth of information, having attended and assisted in almost every songwriting course at SongU.com for many years. This songwriting course is geared toward the Country and Sync licensing markets, including multiple genres for film/TV/media song placement, and music business questions.

    You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  13. FDBK 110 Songwriting Feedback Course
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Lisa Palas
    Meets: Thu Jul 25, 2024 01:00 PM (ET)
    Thu Jul 25, 2024 05:00 PM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production,...more



    Songwriter Lisa Palas

    About Lisa Palas
    Lisa Palas is an award-winning songwriter with several number one hits to her credit including Alabama's "You've Got the Touch" and "There's No Way". Her songs have been recorded by the renowned country stars Alabama, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Kris Kristofferson, Chris LeDoux, Conway Twitty and The Oak Ridge Boys as well as included in the soundtracks of feature films. She has also scored musicals on the stage, most recently "Jack" for Louisville's Walden Theater. A featured soloist at Unity churches, Lisa recently recorded a CD of original songs included in her performances. She began her acting career as a dancer in the Sissy Spacek film "Marie", also notable for being the film debut of ex-Senator Fred Thompson. Some twenty years later, Lisa resumed acting on a regular basis and has appeared in numerous short films, industrials, tv commercials and episodic television such as the Pax Network's "It's a Miracle", hosted by Richard Thomas. She is currently seen in commercials for Physicians Mutual Insurance, the Connecticut Lottery and Tri-Star Health Systems. She has also performed in various productions on the Nashville stage including the world premiere of "A Stoop on Orchard Street." Lisa teaches Feedback and Mentoring and Songwriters Support at SongU.com

    Instructor

    FDBK 110 Songwriting Feedback Course


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by Lisa Palas, award-winning songwriter with several number one hit songs to her credit. This songwriting course is geared toward Country, Pop, Christian/Inspirational, and multiple-genres for sync. Previous experience with song feedback is recommended. You can bring one song (or lyric-only) in your backpack for instructor feedback and insights.

    You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your virtual backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  14. FDBK 135 Songwriting Feedback Course
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Randy Klein
    Meets: Sat Aug 03, 2024 12:00 PM (ET)
    Sat Aug 03, 2024 04:00 PM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production,...more

    Registration Begins:
    Sat Jul 27, 2024 10:00 AM (ET)
    Sat Jul 27, 2024 02:00 PM (GMT)


    Songwriter Randy Klein

    About Randy Klein
    Randy Klein's work spans jazz writing, performing and improvising, and composing for film and theater. This multifaceted New Yorker has released several albums of his own original music; the 1993 debut Jazzheads generated wide acclaim for its lyrics and innovative melodies. A gifted songwriter with two gold records to his credit (for songs recorded by soul/R&B diva Millie Jackson), Klein has received numerous awards for his film and drama soundtracks. Klein was honored by the 1995 Southern Regional Emmy Awards (The National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (NATAS)) for his work with PBS children's educational projects. But his jazz roots lie deep, and they're powerfully expressed in the music he's written for this album. Randy teaches Song Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    FDBK 135 Songwriting Feedback Course


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by Emmy-winning TV songwriter and Grammy winning Jazz producer, Randy Klein. This songwriting course is geared is geared toward all songwriters regardless of their experience or genre, including writing for special projects.

    You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your virtual backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  15. FDBK 140 Songwriting Feedback Course
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Marcia Ramirez
    Meets: Wed Aug 07, 2024 01:00 PM (ET)
    Wed Aug 07, 2024 05:00 PM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production,...more

    Registration Begins:
    Wed Jul 31, 2024 10:00 AM (ET)
    Wed Jul 31, 2024 02:00 PM (GMT)


    Songwriter Marcia Ramirez

    About Marcia Ramirez
    Marcia Ramirez is a professional singer/songwriter who has had four independent solo albums released and performs all over the country. As a former staff songwriter for publishing companies including Curb Music, she has numerous songs placed in film and TV shows as well as major label artists covering her songs including a 2017 Grammy-award winning album by Reba McEntire. She has been in the studio and/or toured live playing keyboards, guitar, mandolin and singing background vocals with artists including Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack, Pam Tillis, Hank Williams Jr., Billy Dean, Linda Davis, Tanya Tucker, and Patty Loveless. She's also one of the most in-demand demo singers in Nashville. Marcia teaches Song Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    FDBK 140 Songwriting Feedback Course


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by award-winning Nashville veteran songwriter, on-demand demo vocalist, and touring back-up singer and musician, Marcia Ramirez. for a feedback and mentoring session for all songwriters regardless of their level. This songwriting course is geared toward the Country, Singer/Songwriter markets and inspirational/Christian music, but can include multiple genres for film/TV/media song placement, and music business questions.

    You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your virtual backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  16. FDBK 205 Song Feedback Course II
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Alan Roy Scott
    Meets: Sat Jul 27, 2024 02:00 PM (ET)
    Sat Jul 27, 2024 06:00 PM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production,...more



    Songwriter Alan Roy Scott

    About Alan Roy Scott
    Alan Roy Scott is a top Hollywood songwriter and music producer, who brings a 20-year career in the music business to enrich Greenstar's digital culture project. His career began with Screen Gems-EMI Music and with a division of Motown, where he was involved with Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder.

    Among the many artists who have recorded his songs are Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, The Allman Brothers, Sheena Easton, The Neville Brothers, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters, Rick Springfield and Johnny Mathis.

    His TV/Film credits include songs used in First Wives Club, Top Gun, Coming To America, Karate Kid II, Fame (TV show), Rags To Riches, Santa Barbara, As The World Turns and Beverly Hills 90210, among others. Alan is a Song Feedback and Mentoring Course instructor at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    FDBK 205 Song Feedback Course II


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by the self-described "gift-of-gab" hit songwriter, Alan Roy Scott. Alan is a master craftsman and comfortable with all genres. He often pulls out his keyboard to explain music ideas. This songwriting course is geared all songwriters, and film/TV/media song placement and music business questions. Previous experience with song feedback is recommended. You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your backpack. Limit of 5 participants only to allow for personalized attention and class discussion.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  17. FDBK 220 Songwriting Feedback Course II - Sync, Production, and Pop
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Michele Vice-Maslin
    Meets: Mon Jul 22, 2024 09:00 PM (ET)
    Tue Jul 23, 2024 01:00 AM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production,...more



    Songwriter Michele Vice-Maslin

    About Michele Vice-Maslin:
    Michele is a 3-time Emmy Award nominee and 2-time Emmy Award winning songwriter who has written and produced hit songs for major artists all over the world including #1 singles. She has over 4000 film and TV placements, including theme, title and end title songs from her catalog Sweetersongs. Originally from Queens, NY, she currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where, as an independent music publisher, she has been publishing her own catalog for most of her career while producing, pitching and placing most all of her song successes.

    You can view Michele's (almost) full list of credits at her website: http://www.sweetersongs.com/. Michele teaches Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    FDBK 220 Songwriting Feedback Course II - Sync, Production, and Pop


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by three-time Emmy Award nominee and 2-time Emmy Award-winning L.A.-based writer and producer Michele Vice-Maslin, who has garnered over 4000 placements in film/TV and alternative media. This songwriting course is geared toward the Commercial Pop and Sync licensing markets, including multiple genres for film/TV/media song placement, and music business questions. Previous experience with song feedback is recommended.

    You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your virtual backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  18. FDBK 225 Songwriting Feedback Course II - Sync, Production, Alt, Indy
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Diona Devincenzi
    Meets: Thu Aug 01, 2024 08:00 PM (ET)
    Fri Aug 02, 2024 12:00 AM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production,...more

    Registration Begins:
    Thu Jul 25, 2024 10:00 AM (ET)
    Thu Jul 25, 2024 02:00 PM (GMT)


    Songwriter Diona Devincenzi

    About Diona Devincenzi
    Diona Devincenzi is a songwriter/artist/producer, born in San Francisco, and splits her time writing and recording in her Nashville and California based studios.

    Focusing the last 10 years on writing music for film, t.v. and advertising, she has garnered multiple placements including Seal Team, Mistresses, Chicago P.D., Pretty Little Liars, Lethal Weapon 3, just to name a few.

    Her musical influences comes from old, new far and wide, but she resonates the most with songs that have soul and substance. Artists on her permanent playlist are The Beatles, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Adele. John Mayer and Aretha.

    Her current artist projects include a retro soul collaboration with Brit. Paul Cufflin called Brit Frisco as well as her newest solo endeavor, a nu-modern blend of soul, R&B and rock she calls by her middle name and mom’s surname FELICE .

    She cares about honesty, integrity, kindness and is inspired by strong, courageous people who overcome odds and speak out against injustices. And most of her friends possess an irreverent sense of humor.

    You can find out more about her at her website www.dionadevincenzi.com

    Instructor

    FDBK 225 Songwriting Feedback Course II - Sync, Production, Alt, Indy


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by Diona DeVincenzi L.A. Based independent singer-songwriter and producer with multiple sync licensing credits. This song feedback and mentoring session geared toward the indie songwriter and Sync licensing markets, including multiple genres for film/TV/media song placement, and music business questions. Previous experience with song feedback is recommended.

    You may bring one song (both music and lyric preferred) in your virtual backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  19. FDBK 288 Songwriting Feedback Course II
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: Tue Jul 30, 2024 08:00 PM (ET)
    Wed Jul 31, 2024 12:00 AM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production,...more

    Registration Begins:
    Tue Jul 23, 2024 10:00 AM (ET)
    Tue Jul 23, 2024 02:00 PM (GMT)


    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    FDBK 288 Songwriting Feedback Course II


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a music industry professional and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by Sara Light, hit Country and Tony-nominated songwriter, and the co-founder of SongU.com. Geared toward all songwriters regardless of their level or genre, although previous experience with song feedback is recommended. She's happy to share any 'inside scoop' about SongU.com too.

    You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your virtual backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  20. FDBK 300 Music Publisher - Christian Songwriting Feedback Course
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Dallas Gregory
    Meets: Mon Jul 29, 2024 08:00 PM (ET)
    Tue Jul 30, 2024 12:00 AM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the...more

    Registration Begins:
    Mon Jul 22, 2024 10:00 AM (ET)
    Mon Jul 22, 2024 02:00 PM (GMT)


    Songwriter Dallas Gregory

    About Dallas Gregory
    Dallas Gregory is the owner and Creative Director of Song Rocket Music Publishing. He has secured cuts on indie artists and major label Christian artists. He is an accomplished music industry veteran with over 25 years of professional experience in the Nashville music arena. He is respected among his peers for his expertise in music publishing, recording, studio production, artist development/management and writer representation. One of Dallas's most notable career achievements includes helping secure over 130 song cuts, many by some of the biggest names in the country, pop and Christian market. His expertise has enabled him to have songs placed in movies, on Broadway, television and success with song cuts in the overseas market.

    Dallas began his distinguished music career as an artist and background singer with the Grand Ole Opry road show, sharing the stage with many country music legends such as Dolly Parton, Alabama and Loretta Lynn, among others. After a six year run performing with some of country music's most celebrated musicians and artists, Dallas decided to shift directions professionally and lend his talent and love for music to the studio and recording sector of the music industry by joining Masterfonics, one of the premier recording and mastering facilities in the country.

    While at Masterfonics, Dallas worked with many of today’s top stars, producers and session players in country, rock and gospel music. In 1995, Dallas accepted the position of Creative Director at High Seas Music Publishing, a Fitzgerald Hartley/Warner Chapel Music joint venture company, concentrating on writer and catalog development and representing songs written by some of Nashville’s most successful hit songwriters. During this time, Dallas helped build an extensive catalog of songs through the signing of talented songwriters and acquisition of catalogs.

    In 2002, Dallas launched, Song Rocket Music, an active music publishing company located in Nashville, Tennessee. Since the launch of Song rocket Music, Dallas has been affiliated with hit songwriters who have enjoyed successes with cuts by artists such as Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Sarah Darling, Thompson Square, Canadian artist Shane Yellowbird, Eric Clapton, Carole King, Lady A, Kenny Rogers and A&R for specialty Christian projects with Influence Music. Dallas teaches Christian Song Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    FDBK 300 Music Publisher - Christian Songwriting Feedback Course


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by Christian and secular music publisher Dallas Gregory. This songwriting course is geared toward writers in the positive and Christian music markets, inspirational, and positive Country. Emphasis tends to be on lyrics. For songwriters who are looking a publisher/music industry perspective. Previous experience with song feedback is recommended.

    You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  21. FDBK 315 Music Publisher Songwriting Feedback Course
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Bob Dellaposta
    Meets: Tue Jul 23, 2024 09:00 PM (ET)
    Wed Jul 24, 2024 01:00 AM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the...more

    This Course is full



    Songwriter Bob Dellaposta

    About Bob Dellaposta
    Ower and Creative Director of My3Kids Music Publishing. Bob has secured multiple cuts and placements for SongU members on indie artists, international artists, commercials, movies, and television. He holds a B.S. in Music Education and has over 20 years teaching experience in public and private schools where he has served as Band Director, Voice Coach, and Choral Director. He is currently teaching a music publishing class at Nashville State Technical Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a founding member of the swing band "Bada Bing Bada Boom" which toured nationally as well as a songwriter himself with over 1200 songs recorded. Bob is an instructor of Publisher Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    FDBK 315 Music Publisher Songwriting Feedback Course


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by veteran music publisher Bob Dellaposta. This songwriting course is geared toward songwriters in any genre who are looking a publisher/music industry perspective. Previous experience with song feedback is recommended.

    You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  22. FDBK 315 Music Publisher Songwriting Feedback Course
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Bob Dellaposta
    Meets: Tue Aug 06, 2024 09:00 PM (ET)
    Wed Aug 07, 2024 01:00 AM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the...more

    Registration Begins:
    Tue Jul 30, 2024 10:00 AM (ET)
    Tue Jul 30, 2024 02:00 PM (GMT)


    Songwriter Bob Dellaposta

    About Bob Dellaposta
    Ower and Creative Director of My3Kids Music Publishing. Bob has secured multiple cuts and placements for SongU members on indie artists, international artists, commercials, movies, and television. He holds a B.S. in Music Education and has over 20 years teaching experience in public and private schools where he has served as Band Director, Voice Coach, and Choral Director. He is currently teaching a music publishing class at Nashville State Technical Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a founding member of the swing band "Bada Bing Bada Boom" which toured nationally as well as a songwriter himself with over 1200 songs recorded. Bob is an instructor of Publisher Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    FDBK 315 Music Publisher Songwriting Feedback Course


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs. Professional demos not required. Simple worktapes and songs-in-progress are encouraged. Led by veteran music publisher Bob Dellaposta. This songwriting course is geared toward songwriters in any genre who are looking a publisher/music industry perspective. Previous experience with song feedback is recommended.

    You may bring one song (or lyric-only) in your backpack. Limited to 5 participants to allow for personalized attention and class discussion. Running time approximately 1 hour.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  23. FDBK 330 Music Publisher Songwriting Feedback Course - Sync and Production
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Queenie Mullinix / Nancy Peacock
    Meets: Tue Jul 30, 2024 01:00 PM (ET)
    Tue Jul 30, 2024 05:00 PM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Licensing Agent and Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of...more

    Registration Begins:
    Tue Jul 23, 2024 10:00 AM (ET)
    Tue Jul 23, 2024 02:00 PM (GMT)


    Songwriter Queenie Mullinix

    About Queenie Mullinix
    Queenie Mullinex is the Creative Director for Washington Street Publishing (Nancy Peacock, owner), which focuses on securing placements in Film, TV, and Media. She is a singer/songwriter gained valuable experience in performance, promotion and booking as a member of several notable Atlanta bands before going solo. She also learned the basics of recording and production working with award winning producer Billy Hume (Ying Yang Twins, Lil John, Black Crows) at his Zone Studio.
    In Nashville she has worked as a songplugger/creative director of Wolf Music & Sound Design and publicity director of Slugfest Records. Queenie and her husband bassist Dave Webb are on the music team at their church. She also volunteers with the Animal Ministry, Gilda's Club, The Vanderbilt Hope Connection, and regularly plays shows to benefit cancer research.

    Instructor

    About Nancy Peacock
    Nancy is CEO and Owner of Washington Street Publishing which focuses on securing placements in Film, TV, and Media. She is a frequent panelist and song evaluator for various organizations and conferences. A graduate of Sweet Briar College and Vanderbilt University, Nancy is a big fan of the men’s Commodores basketball team. She is actively involved in the local community with the Junior League of Nashville and internationally with St. George’s Episcopal Church’s missionary work in Honduras. She’s also a member of WIM, CMA, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, AIMP, The Recording Academy and SOLID.

    FDBK 330 Music Publisher Songwriting Feedback Course - Sync and Production


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Licensing Agent and Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs geared toward sync licensing Led by the creative director of Washington Street Music Publishing,Nancy Peacock and Queenie Mullinex. This song feedback is geared specifically toward your song production as it pertains to pitching successfully for TV/FILM/MEDIA placements. Please no lyrics only. You can bring one demoed song in your backpack for instructor feedback and insights. This session is limited to five participants only to allow for personalized attention, feedback and class discussion.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  24. FDBK 330 Music Publisher Songwriting Feedback Course - Sync and Production
     
    Type: Live Song Feedback (what's this?)
    Instructor: Queenie Mullinix / Nancy Peacock
    Meets: Thu Aug 08, 2024 08:00 PM (ET)
    Fri Aug 09, 2024 12:00 AM (GMT)
    Cost: 25 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Licensing Agent and Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of...more

    Registration Begins:
    Thu Aug 01, 2024 10:00 AM (ET)
    Thu Aug 01, 2024 02:00 PM (GMT)


    Songwriter Queenie Mullinix

    About Queenie Mullinix
    Queenie Mullinex is the Creative Director for Washington Street Publishing (Nancy Peacock, owner), which focuses on securing placements in Film, TV, and Media. She is a singer/songwriter gained valuable experience in performance, promotion and booking as a member of several notable Atlanta bands before going solo. She also learned the basics of recording and production working with award winning producer Billy Hume (Ying Yang Twins, Lil John, Black Crows) at his Zone Studio.
    In Nashville she has worked as a songplugger/creative director of Wolf Music & Sound Design and publicity director of Slugfest Records. Queenie and her husband bassist Dave Webb are on the music team at their church. She also volunteers with the Animal Ministry, Gilda's Club, The Vanderbilt Hope Connection, and regularly plays shows to benefit cancer research.

    Instructor

    About Nancy Peacock
    Nancy is CEO and Owner of Washington Street Publishing which focuses on securing placements in Film, TV, and Media. She is a frequent panelist and song evaluator for various organizations and conferences. A graduate of Sweet Briar College and Vanderbilt University, Nancy is a big fan of the men’s Commodores basketball team. She is actively involved in the local community with the Junior League of Nashville and internationally with St. George’s Episcopal Church’s missionary work in Honduras. She’s also a member of WIM, CMA, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, AIMP, The Recording Academy and SOLID.

    FDBK 330 Music Publisher Songwriting Feedback Course - Sync and Production


    In this songwriting class, you will meet with a Music Publisher/SongU Licensing Agent and Pitch Guest and a small group of fellow songwriters for a constructive discussion focused on potential areas of improvement in the production, music, and lyrics of your songs geared toward sync licensing Led by the creative director of Washington Street Music Publishing,Nancy Peacock and Queenie Mullinex. This song feedback is geared specifically toward your song production as it pertains to pitching successfully for TV/FILM/MEDIA placements. Please no lyrics only. You can bring one demoed song in your backpack for instructor feedback and insights. This session is limited to five participants only to allow for personalized attention, feedback and class discussion.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  25.  General/Special Songwriting Courses
  26. GEN 110 Preparing Your Audio for Uploading
     
    Type: DIY (what's this?)
    Instructor: Danny Arena
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits (Included with your membership)
     

    Description: This 15-minute DIY songwriting course video walks you step-by-step through the process of converting one of your songs to a good quality audio file. All songs that you upload to your song locker must...more



    Songwriter Danny Arena

    About Danny Arena
    Danny Arena is a Tony Award nominated composer who has worked as a staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. He holds degrees from Rutgers University in both computer science and music composition. He is currently an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University and has previously been a member of the faculty at Rutgers University in addition to a guest lecturer at the Berklee School of Music and Belmont University. Together Danny and Sara collaborated on composing songs for the Broadway show "Urban Cowboy: The Musical" which was received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Throughout his career, he has continued to combine his teaching background with his love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S and Canada. He is also one of the co-founders of the online educational website www.SongU.com which provides multi-level songwriting courses developed and taught by award-winning songwriters, song feedback and mentoring, one-on-one song coaching, co-writing, unscreened pitching opportunities and more.

    Instructor

    GEN 110 Preparing Your Audio for Uploading


    This 15-minute DIY songwriting course video walks you step-by-step through the process of converting one of your songs to a good quality audio file. All songs that you upload to your song locker must be in the appropriate MP3 or MP4 format.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  27. GEN 120 SongU Pitching Orientation
     
    Type: DIY (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits (Included with your membership)
     

    Description: Before pitching any songs at SongU.com, all members must review the material in this DIY songwriting course and mark the course as completed. This course covers the important things you need to be aware...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    GEN 120 SongU Pitching Orientation


    Before pitching any songs at SongU.com, all members must review the material in this DIY songwriting course and mark the course as completed. This course covers the important things you need to be aware of when pitching your songs through the opportunities at SongU.com. Feel free to keep this course handy and revisit it whenever you need a refresher. Course Content Lesson 1: Getting Started Lesson 2: Street Pitches, Fast-Track Pitches, Special Event Pitches and Follow-up Procedures

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  28.  Lyric Writing Courses
  29. LYR 130 Power Rhymes for Lyricists
     
    Type: DIY (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits (Included with your membership)
     

    Description: This DIY songwriting course for lyricists takes a fascinating look into the world of rhymes, citing examples of hit song lyrics from Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Macy Gray, Sting, Alicia Keys and more. Whether...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 130 Power Rhymes for Lyricists


    This DIY songwriting course for lyricists takes a fascinating look into the world of rhymes, citing examples of hit song lyrics from Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Macy Gray, Sting, Alicia Keys and more. Whether you're a beginning or advanced writer, you will discover new ways to look at your lyric writing and learn concrete techniques to give your lyrics a professional edge. Topics covered include: assonance, consonance, elongated and diminished rhyme, inner rhyme, and extended rhyme. Lesson 1: Perfect And Near Rhymes Lesson 2: Elongated And Diminished Rhymes Lesson 3: Simple Inner Rhyme Lesson 4: Extended Rhyme

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  30. LYR 140 Creating Lyrical Contrast to Elevate Your Songs
     
    Type: DIY (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits (Included with your membership)
     

    Description: This songwriting course for lyricists focuses on several techniques to add interest to your lyric by incorporating contrast. Using examples of lyrics by artists such as Alicia Keys, Alan Jackson, Sheryl...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 140 Creating Lyrical Contrast to Elevate Your Songs


    This songwriting course for lyricists focuses on several techniques to add interest to your lyric by incorporating contrast. Using examples of lyrics by artists such as Alicia Keys, Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan and more, you will see how contrasting rhyme sounds, patterns, rhythm, pronoun emphasis and detail can make your lyrics stand out from the rest. Lesson 1: Contrast Using Rhyme Sounds Lesson 2: Contrast Using Rhyme Patterns Lesson 3: Contrast Using Rhythm Lesson 4: Contrast Using Pronoun Emphasis Lesson 5: Contrast Using Detail

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  31. LYR 160 Lyrical Devices Course I
     
    Type: DIY (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits (Included with your membership)
     

    Description: This songwriting course for lyricists suggests several pro-level techniques to develop the lyrical plot of your song and/or add interest to your lyric. By looking at examples taken from rock, pop and...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 160 Lyrical Devices Course I


    This songwriting course for lyricists suggests several pro-level techniques to develop the lyrical plot of your song and/or add interest to your lyric. By looking at examples taken from rock, pop and country music, you will explore creative lyrical devices such as the use of lists, rotating choruses and time-capsule songs. Lesson 1: List Songs Lesson 2: The Rotating Chorus Lesson 3: The Time-Capsule Lyric

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  32. LYR 161 Lyrical Devices Course Il
     
    Type: DIY (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits (Included with your membership)
     

    Description: In Part II of this songwriting course for lyricists, you'll learn more techniques to develop the lyrical plot of your song in interesting and skillful ways. Lyrical devices such as parallel form, developing...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 161 Lyrical Devices Course Il


    In Part II of this songwriting course for lyricists, you'll learn more techniques to develop the lyrical plot of your song in interesting and skillful ways. Lyrical devices such as parallel form, developing a lyric through questions and third-person vignettes will be explored. Examples will be given from rock, pop and country music including songs by Aerosmith, Matchbox Twenty, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and many others. Lesson 1: Using Parallel Form Lesson 2: Using Questions Lesson 3: The Third-Person Vignette

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  33. LYR 220 Thinking As A Songwriter
     
    Type: DIY (what's this?)
    Instructor: Pamela Oland
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits (Included with your membership)
     

    Description: Thinking as a songwriter requires a unique mindset and the ability to blend art with craft. In this songwriting course for lyricists, you will be taken on a sensate journey to practice examining the world...more



    Songwriter Pamela Oland

    About Pam Oland
    Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Selena, Frank Sinatra, the Jacksons, Gladys Knight, Nikka Costa, and Reba McIntyre, are among artists who’ve recorded over 450 Pamela Phillips Oland songs. Anne Murray’s “Duets,” nominated for 2008 Best Album and Best Pop Album Juno Awards, features Anne’s re-recording of Oland & James Dunne’s Grammy-Nominated #1 song "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do." Claire Dela Fuente’s current #1 record, "Something In Your Eyes," co-written with Richard Carpenter, is the most requested song in the Philippines. A forthcoming duet with Philippine Idol winner Sarah Geronimo and Back Street Boys’ Howie Dorough is one of 3 songs recorded for Sarah’s forthcoming album. Also current: "Bird’s Eye View" appears on alternative artist Simon Lynge’s debut album. "Mad About You" is on Danish TV star Sascha Dupont’s album, and "Daydream Nightmare" is a single by Eurovision winner DQ .

    Oland’s Awards include a Best Song In a Motion Picture Genie Award-nominated title song co-written with LeVar Burton for "Blizzard," a Best Kids Album Grammy nomination for "Be Bop Your Best"-an album co-written with artist Red Grammer, a CMA Best Country Duet award, an Accolade Award, and a New York Festivals Silver medal for the song score of "Legend of the Three Trees".

    Her extensive movie work includes the end-title to "Puerto Vallarta Squeeze," the "Digga Digga Dog" opening and end-title song to 102 Dalmatians, and main themes to "Coming To America," "Gideon," "Burglar," and "I’m Gonna Git You Sucka." Her t.v. work includes "Reaper," "Bad Girls Guide," "Little Miss," "J*A*G," "The Sopranos, themes to "Thunder In Paradise," and "Dexter’s Lab," "Xena: Warrior Princess (3 songs for the cult favorite "Bitter Suite" episode) and all songs (music & lyrics) for the award-winning Kids Ten Commandments.

    The career lyricist defies categorization, working in all styles and genres. She’s currently co-writing with Tom Harriman a major musical based on the Oscar-nominated film "Soldier of Orange," for a projected 2009 opening in the Netherlands; and has finished the novel, "The Downfall of Oliver Hepz," just optioned by Deep Muddy Productions for a feature film. She also has two television shows optioned and currently being shopped. Oland and Harriman, her partner in TOPA Music, wrote and produced the CD-art package "Van Gogh by Van Eck" featuring Diederick vanEck for Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. It became a part of the Van Gogh & His Fellow Expressionists Exhibition. She is also the author of the popular music industry books, "The Art Of Writing Great Lyrics," and "The Art of Writing Love Songs," (Allworth:NY), Oland participates in songwriting and music seminars around the country and abroad, as well as offering lyric evaluations and career consultations. She frequently co-hosts "Samm Brown’s For The Record," a Sunday music industry interview show live at 2:00 pm PST on KPFK 90.7.

    Her website is at www.PamOland.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 220 Thinking As A Songwriter


    Thinking as a songwriter requires a unique mindset and the ability to blend art with craft. In this songwriting course for lyricists, you will be taken on a sensate journey to practice examining the world around you in a more creative way. You will be given practical skills to incorporate your artful discoveries into well crafted songs. Examples from pop, country, musical theatre and rock will illustrate the points made throughout the course. Lyric Lesson 1: Transcending the Limitations of Your Own Experiences Lyric Lesson 2: Re-Learning the Art of Observation Lyric Lesson 3: Becoming Proficient At Creating Time, Place And Characters Lyric Lesson 4: Getting The Knack Of Inventiveness

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  34. LYR 250W Successful Lyric Writing Course: Great Ideas,Titles, and AAA Form (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits
     

    Description: Join Sara Light for this essential songwriting course series focused on an array of principles and techniques of excellent lyric writing to hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 250W Successful Lyric Writing Course: Great Ideas,Titles, and AAA Form (Podcast)


    Join Sara Light for this essential songwriting course series focused on an array of principles and techniques of excellent lyric writing to hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all or only for the ones that most interest you. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  35. LYR 251W Successful Lyric Writing Course: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA form (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Description: Join Sara Light for this essential songwriting course to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing Course: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA form


    Join Sara Light for this essential songwriting course to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  36. LYR 252W Successful Lyric Writing Course: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Description: Join Sara Light for this essential songwriting course series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 252W Successful Lyric Writing Course: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (Podcast)


    Join Sara Light for this essential songwriting course series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  37. LYR 253W Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Description: Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  38. LYR 254W Successful Lyric Writing: The Top Ten Lyric Principles (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Description: Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: The Top Ten Lyric Principles


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  39. LYR 255W Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics with Metaphor and More (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Description: Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics with Metaphor and More


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions.Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  40. LYR 256W Successful Lyric Writing: Writing with Your Whole Brain (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Description: Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing with Your Whole Brain


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 7 days

    More questions?

    Live Song Feedback Classes


    Experience the power of live song feedback sessions led by accomplished hit songwriters, music publishers, and songpluggers. Join these highly-rated and member recommended, small-group interactive audio/video sessions, where you'll receive invaluable feedback on your songs. Network with music industry professionals and meet potential co-writers. Here's how it works:

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflicts? You can still register and receive feedback!
    • Missed a class? Transcripts are available for 7 days

    Member Robert Quigley (Scotland, UK, Member since 2020) writes: "Previously, I only submitted songs that have been mixed/mastered and have already started being pitched to opps. But I realized I could do with some feedback on these newer, in-progress songs. I've yet to make it in person [to the live song feedback courses], but the transcripts have been invaluable! This will be a game changer as it gives me a mechanism to get objective feedback midway through creating a track. Really enjoying my 'new' SongU experience!".

    Read some more testimonials.

    Explore, Learn, and Create at Your Own Pace


    Discover a diverse catalog of 24/7 available songwriting courses and engaging podcast offerings to enhance your skills. Explore Composition, Lyric Writing, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, Production, and Sync Licensing.

    DIY Courses (included with all memberships). Strengthen, refine, and review essential songwriting skills. Easy-to-follow text-based courses with 4-6 lessons, examples, and activities.

    Podcast Courses (included with Platinum membership. Engage with video and audio formats. Comprehensive transcripts, handouts, and summaries from "live" songwriting classes. Available for 5 credits (1 credit = $1) for Lite members.

    Our DIY songwriting courses allow you to create your own learning experience by providing you the freedom to work at your own pace and comfort level.


    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?

  41. LYR 257W Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Lyrical Voice (Podcast)
     
    Type: Podcast (what's this?)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 5 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Description: Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more