Breaking Into Hollywood
Want to earn money using your music for films? This online video course shows you how
Martin Sutton is the founder of The Songwriting Academy and multi-platinum songwriter and producer. Starting as a young busker on the streets of Norwich, he spent years developing the craft of songwriting, traveling the world to work with other writers, learning about the music business and honing his production skills. He is now a successful songwriter/producer and has sold millions of records in nearly 50 countries around the world.
His work includes Backstreet Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Celine Dion, Gary Barlow, Pixie Lott, Mark Owen, Olivia Newton-John, Andrew Roachford, Brian McFadden, Lulu, Mike & The Mechanics, K-Pop superstars Super Junior and X-Factor/Idol winners worldwide.
His teaching methodology and ethos have been described as “life-changing” by many of his students and over the years he has shared his knowledge and experience with thousands, opening their eyes to the world of professional music making. His diverse programming and production skills are widely sought after, from orchestration for Celine Dion and Andrew Lloyd Webber to quirky programming and beat-making for K-Pop/J-Pop artists, and rich country productions for artists including LeAnn Rimes.
Where would Star Wars be without John Williams? What about American Beauty without Thomas Newman? A music score can make or break a film and every filmmaker knows this.
Film composers can be paid significant sums of money for their time, but how do you break into such a walled-off industry? How can you get directors using your music for films?
This online video course is led by one of Hollywood’s top experts and will teach you how to become a writer for Hollywood films and TV. You’ll learn how to pitch your existing compositions to the right people, how to drive a negotiation effectively, and how to break straight through into a stable place in a dream job.
Find out how writing to a brief works, who’s looking for composers just like you and exactly how the industry works.
You’ll even get the opportunity to pitch yourself to an existing industry expert! You’ll be given a brief, shown how to work to it, and tasked with sending it in for feedback from those currently working in the indsutry. Not only does this give you a good insight into the process of pitching, it also gives you the opportunity to network with existing professionals who might be on the lookout.
Singer / Songwriters
If you’re aiming to get your songs played on the big screen or small screen, this course is a comprehensive guide on how and who to contact to market your songs. You’ll learn all you need to know about pitching for the correct television show or film, and hear the success stories of how others have managed to get into the industry.
For composers, this course is the missing piece to the puzzle. We usually see exceptionally talented
composers struggle, as they don’t understand the business and industry behind Hollywood. You’ll learn everything you need to about the industry and how to use your music to get the job you want.
It only takes a 15-second advert to get a song stuck in somebody’s head. For managers looking to maximise their artist’s exposure, TV and film can be an ideal way to grow an audience quickly. We’ll show you who is looking for your artist’s music, how to contact them and how to pitch to them.
Introduction To The Course
How To Create Playlists For TV Shows
The Online Tools You Need To Successfully Pitch And Select Music For TV
Interview With A Professional TV Composer
How To Write A Song To A Brief
How To Bring Your Submissions To Market
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!
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
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.
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.
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
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.
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
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
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
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.
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
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
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
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.
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
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.
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
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!
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
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
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
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
The day went far too quickly
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 !!!
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
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
Great organisation and inspiring evening
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂