About The Songwriting Academy
Find out more about The Songwriting Academy and our music and songwriting courses
The Songwriting Academy is a collection of some of the best-known, highly regarded music professionals in the industry. Founded by Martin Sutton and Simon Coulson in 2010 and with an HQ in Kent, the academy has since grown to incorporate over 30 of the finest industry experts, offering workshops to hundreds of budding musicians, songwriters, producers and managers across the globe.
Every single one of our mentors and experts are dedicated to making your career progress. That’s what makes us different from your average music workshop or university course. Our mentors offer you constant help to find you opportunities that you’d miss if you were stuck studying in a dingy university classroom somewhere.
We’ve already put over 100 of our students into the industry, helping them achieve publishing and record deals, as well as setting up collaborations between songwriters and artists around the world.
Our supportive community also works together to help each other achieve more in their music careers. If somebody has a contact that could help you or if you need some extra advice outside of our mentor courses, you’re likely to find it in our membership areas. We’ve worked hard to cultivate this welcoming and genuine community into something that benefits everybody.
From songwriters to producers, music business experts to personal coaches, all our mentors bring their unique skills and advice to give you the best first step into the industry. We have music industry professionals from a whole range of different areas, including:
It’s the knowledge, experience and expertise of our mentors that makes us a competitor to other, long-term music courses. Unlike many university lecturers, we’re as dedicated to your career as you are. We’ll do everything we can to ensure you get the opportunity you need, regardless of how far along you are in your career. We want to help you succeed in an otherwise competitive industry. It’s as simple as that.
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
Great organisation and inspiring evening
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Another incredible mentoring session with Charlie Dore tonight! Really great feedback. So so much to work on and a good challenge but excited to get working on it!
If I hadn’t have come I don’t think I would have believed in myself. you and the course have inspired me and sparked something inside of me to pursue my dream.
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
I was going to write “you can’t beat Martin Sutton”, but that would sound all wrong. 🙂 So just saying am very happy with mentor session from Superstar Sutton. Virtual hugs all round.
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
What an incredibly life changing experience, on sooo many levels!!! It’s so difficult to put it all into words!!!!! Beautiful friendships gained and definitely the beginning of something monumental.
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
Just completed my first mentoring session with Mr Martin Sutton … got direction .. critique ..structure .. ongoing goals and targets …lots of advice and a real motivation boost !!! AWESOME !!!
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
Just had a fantastic mentoring session with Martin, my first on my platinum membership! Feel completely boosted and grinning away ready to take this year by the horns! Positivity all the way
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
I’ve finally found myself and my confidence has come back! That is down to what The Songwriting Academy has done for me and given me the boost I needed. I can’t thank you enough
rocket fuel for the soul
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
The day went far too quickly
Dominic King… Absolutely Inspirational!!!! Almost did not take up this session, wanted to play it save, but thank God I didn’t !!! Risk aversion you’re a bloody thief. Thanks
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
Had a great and informative mentoring session with Mark Cawley, nice guy, had some interesting left of field ideas for me to try. Thanks Mark
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
Just finished an awesome mentoring session with Charlie Charlie Dore what an inspiration you are Charlie. Thank you for all the excellent advice and guidance.
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
10/10 – The one day course far exceded my expectations. Full of useful information backed up by eveidence. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the process of writing a song
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
Just had my first mentoring session with Martin Sutton, what an amazing experience, so grateful and ready to face my first exercise. Thank you Martin.
Finished yet another epic, inspiring and all round fantastic 1-2-1 with the awesome Luc Floreani So exited for the plans we’ve got cooking up…
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
I’m so freaking excited to be on this songwriting retreat!! Have written with some awesome people so far and have created some beautiful songs already! Yesterday’s was incredibly emotional
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!