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About The Songwriting Academy

Find out more about The Songwriting Academy and our music and songwriting courses

Who are we?

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.

Want to know how we can help you?

  • We are regarded as the UK’s number one songwriting, production and music business training organisation.
  • We have 30+ dedicated, successful, experienced music mentors from all areas of the industry, from platinum record-selling songwriters to music networking professionals, with contacts around the globe.
  • We help songwriters of all levels, from veteran singer-songwriters with hit records, to fresh and hopeful musicians looking for laser-focused teaching.
  • We ask for a fraction of the cost of university courses, with more experience and advice to offer than many of the best-known universities in the country.
  • All our mentors work in the industry, so you’ll know our advice is based on reality, not guesswork.
  • Our online songwriting courses allow you to learn from anywhere in the world.

Who are these courses for?

  • Songwriters looking to collaborate with major artists
  • Singer/Songwriters who want to release their own material and earn money from it
  • Musicians looking for record deals
  • Musicians who want to simply hone their skills without wanting a career from it
  • Musical theatre writers
  • Lyricists
  • Musicians
  • Track producers

Meet our music mentors

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:

  • Multi-platinum selling songwriters, with record sales in the hundreds of millions!
  • Multi-platinum selling producers with sales over 100 million
  • Music managers who work with current and upcoming chart-topping artists
  • Music publishing experts with decades of experience in the industry
  • Record label executives who are ALWAYS on the lookout for new acts
  • Radio pluggers who have built the careers of dozens of huge artists

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.

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