Lee Dannay has over twenty five years experience in the music industry, including 15 years at Sony Music, as a senior A&R executive for both Epic and Columbia Records, plus five years at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing. While at Sony, Lee signed, developed and worked with a variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Five For Fighting, Anna Nalick and General Public.
Lee also worked as a senior music producer for America’s Got Talent, involved in casting and artist development for the music talent portion of the show, and as an executive producer for the artists subsequently signed.
Through her own creative consulting company, GoodWorks Music, Inc., Lee maintains the role of Creative Director and founding member of a music therapy initiative called Knock Out Noise, which researches and creates music and musical templates for disorders related to sensory processing.
Currently, Lee is head of A&R for Nashville based entertainment company Thirty Tigers, responsible for signing artists, providing A&R services for the roster as needed, and assisting with the development of the Thirty Tigers publishing venture.
Additionally, Lee is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, teaching the Business of Music Publishing and is a voting member of The Recording Academy.
Learn from one of the most acclaimed and successful songwriters in the business today. Sharon will be sharing with you her personal tip and techniques:
The US music business is the biggest in the world so having a good understanding of it is essential for all songwriters artists and producers
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
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 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
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
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
Great organisation and inspiring evening
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
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.
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
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’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
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.
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
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.
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
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.
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
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.
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
The day went far too quickly
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
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.
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
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 !!!
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
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.
rocket fuel for the soul
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
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
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
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.
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…