Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question? We’re here to help. Check out our most frequently asked questions below,
or call us directly on 03300 100 500
Writing songs is as easy as humming a melody. Writing great songs takes a bit more work.
Our Introduction To Songwriting course is perfect for giving you the best advice if you’re starting out. You’ll avoid all the basic songwriting mistakes that most beginners make and get immediate access to music industry professionals. Not bad for a beginner!
No. Some of the most earth-shaking records have been written by non-musicians who had a good idea for a song and collaborated with other creatives. Of course, knowing how to play piano or guitar will always help, but they are not a requirement for our courses. We’d suggest you check out our Introduction To Songwriting course as a good place to start.
Yes. Our mentors are still extremely active in the music industry and have a broad network of contacts in almost every profession you can think of. We’ll show you how to promote your stuff in our Introduction To Songwriting course, but we also have our own music publishing company, Agenda Rights Management. If we think you could pitch one of your songs to an artist, we’ll help you do it.
Any and all. The idea is not to write the “perfect pop song”; it’s to help you add more power to your music, whatever style it might be in. The techniques you’ll learn in our Introduction To Songwriting course are applicable to every style of music and will help you grow your audience, whether it’s pop, jazz, or hardcore death metal.
Yes. We’re always on the lookout for emerging talent. If you want to see what we think of your music, you’ll get a chance to find out at one of our songwriting courses. We even make it a significant part of the three-day songwriting bootcamp, so if you’re looking for some professional advice, book your place today!
Our platinum membership gives you access to monthly sessions with our professional mentors. This allows us to track your progress, offer advice tailored to you specifically and help you grow your music career.
Yes! We offer payment plans, but you’ll need to discuss it with us directly.
Get in touch with us on 03300 100 500
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
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
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
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.
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
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.
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
Feeling thoroughly inspired after a mind-blowing chat with Luc Floreani of Floreani Management. So thankful that he’s willing to share his enthusiasm and give me some new ideas.
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
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.
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
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
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
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
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 !!!
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
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’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
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.
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.
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
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
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.
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
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.
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
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!
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
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!
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always