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.
The day went far too quickly
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
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
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
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.
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
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
Feeling so blessed to be a part of this songwriting family! Thank you for creating this wonderful community, a place for us all to be creative, passionate, supportive and talented!
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
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
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.
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
rocket fuel for the soul
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
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
10/10 – Well worth the travel. I would do it all over tomorrow. I feel a lot more confident now with what I’ve learned.
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
It is an amazing academy you have established with a true ethos of care and support coming straight from the top and filtering down through its ever increasing family – I am so proud to be part of it !
Thank you so much for an amazing Platinum year !- I have loved every minute or it, have learnt so much and feel very excited for 2018.
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
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.
Great organisation and inspiring evening
The passion of all the lecturers was amazing to see. The sharing of their life experiences that enabled them to get a career in the industry was inspirational and has made me reinforce in my mind it’s truly possible for me!
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
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
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…
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 !!!
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
Thank you Martin Sutton for your continued excellent support during the monthly 1:1’s, general encouragement, and kicks up the rear to keep on improving.
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
Thank you so much for this weekend, really was such a fantastic experience. I’ve learnt so much that I wasn’t able to sleep all last night thinking about it.
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.