Advanced Songwriting Workshop | The Songwriting Academy

Advanced Songwriting Workshop

with Multi-Platinum Hit Songwriter Paul Statham

Course Instructors

Paul Statham

About Paul

Paul Statham is a multi platinum selling songwriter and producer who has been published by Warner Chappell Music for over 18 years. Paul co-wrote with Dido the breakthrough single “Here With Me” and the title track of her first album No Angel, selling over 20 million records.

Paul also wrote two tracks on Kylie’s massive album “Fever” Kylie as well as songs for The Saturdays, Matt Cardle, Gabriella Cilmie, Peter Andre, Rachel Stevens, Right Said Fred, Tina Arena and many European acts inc the Italian artist Noemi (recent album “Made in London was a no 1 record in Italy ). He has also worked with more left field artists, writing 7 albums with former Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy, 2 albums with Mercury prize nominated Helicopter Girl, and Scottish rock band Simple Minds.

Paul spends a lot of time developing new artists/writers for Warner Chappell including writer Ed Drewett  (1D, The Wanted). Paul also lectures weekly at Solent on popular song writing and Leeds College of Music where he is a visiting Professor.

What will I learn on the course?

  • The importance of being able to define exactly what kind of song you want to write
  • Keeping your song in context with the target
  • How to analyse a song correctly within different genres
  • Applying known analyses to your own writing
  • The importance of tempo in relation to your melodies
  • How tempo and melody affect the lyrical delivery
  • How to develop enough contrast between each section of the song
  • Song Narrative
    • Which type of songs suit first person narrative
    • Which type of songs suit third person narrative
    • When do I bend the ‘rules’
  • How to use known techniques whilst retaining your own true identity as a writer
  • How to build a song from the initial idea to completion
  • The importance of crafting and how to approach it

An much more!

You’ll also have some great practical experience during the day with practical work on lyric writing, song analysis and song development

After the course there will be plenty of time to mix with a host of songwriters, artists, producers, singers and of course Paul and Martin Sutton (TSA founder)

Who Is This Course For?

This course is essential learning for everyone who wants to learn more advanced techniques and secrets to making their songs the very best they can be.

who want to stay out more as writers too
Professional songwriters
who want to increase their chances of getting their songs picked up my major label artists
who want to be more proactive when working with writers
Songwriting “hobbyists”
who want to simply be better at writing songs for their own enjoyment

Advanced Songwriting Workshop

Advanced Songwriting Workshop

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