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
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
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.
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
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
The day went far too quickly
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!
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 !!!
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
rocket fuel for the soul
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
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!
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
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.
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
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
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
Great organisation and inspiring evening
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…
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
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.
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
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 – 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
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.
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
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers