International Songwriting Conference 2019
2nd & 3rd November 2019
Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge
Where else can you learn from creatives who have worked with:
Taylor Swift | Ed Sheeran | Rita Ora | Grace jones | U2 | Dizzee Rascal | Andrea Bocelli | Tina Turner | |Robbie Williams | Ricky Martin | Frankie Goes To Hollywood
plus… David Guetta | Backstreet Boys | Rudimental | Leann Rimes | Dizzee Rascal | Paloma Faith and many, many more…
If you’re not currently getting the success you think you deserve, spend just two days at the International Songwriting Conference and find out why so many people describe this event as “life changing’ and “transformational”.
Welcome message from the founder of The Songwriting Academy and multi-million selling songwriter and producer, Martin Sutton.
Described by the BBC as the Number One Hitmaker John Saunderson will be bursting onto stage to answer your questions and share the secrets behind his enormous success placing songs with major record labels around the world. John has already helped many of The Songwriting Academy Platinum Members place their songs as part of their mentoring program.
What you’ll learn:
Watch the BBC Documentary about John here:
Jake Gosling is an English music producer, songwriter, remixer, manager, and publisher best known for his work with artists such as Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, The Libertines, James Bay, Shawn Mendes, All Time Low, One Direction, Major Lazer, Christina Perri, Paloma Faith, and Wiley.
He received the ASCAP award 2014 as a writer for hit song “Lego House” and was named Music Week‘s Producer of 2012 after work on Sheeran’s album +, as well as being the predominant producer on x (Multiply), Paloma Faith’s Fall to Grace, and One Direction’s Up All Night and Take Me Home, in which he produced Number 1 UK and worldwide hit single “Little Things”. Gosling has remixed under the pseudonym Sketch Iz Dead for Lady Gaga, Timbaland & Nelly Furtado, Keane, Keri Hilson, and Far East Movement. Gosling runs his own recording studio Sticky Studios in Surrey.
What you’ll learn:
Do your songs stand out from the crowd? In this illuminating, interactive session, you’ll sit in on a live A&R session listening to songs submitted by conference delegates (it could be you!) and analysed by our expert panel. You’ll find out how songs make the cut and what may be stopping you from getting your songs picked up by the labels. Our panel will be giving advice to help each song on it’s way, with tips and techniques on lyric and melody writing, demo production and more.
Special Bonus: Submit your song to the A&R panel for a live critique and feedback! Just send your demo to email@example.com and we’ll select six for the session.
Included in this fabulous VIP ticket you’ll have full access to an exclusive evening show featuring one of the most successful producers on the planet. Trevor Horn’s career has spanned five decades of success with artists including…wait for it…Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Seal, Tina Turner, Band Aid, Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys, Simple Minds, Paul McCartney, Cher, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Robbie Williams, John Legend and many, many more.
Martin will be talking to Trevor about his career as both writer and producer, and searching for those golden nuggets of advice for anyone seeking success in music today. There will also be acoustic performances of some of Trevor’s outstanding work.
Following this amazing show you’ll have the opportunity to join our music business aftershow party and network with a buzzing room of VIP industry guests and delegates.
Sie Medway-Smith is a music producer/ songwriter/ engineer/ educator with wide-ranging professional experience from over 20 years in the recording industry. Proven successes in production, mixing, recording and musical direction, with an extensive network of industry talent including artists, producers, television executives and fifteen years song writing for Sony/ATV publishing. Most recently Sie has written and produced four tracks for the new Rita Ora album.
In this presentation Sie will be showing the power of producing and songwriting simultaneously and, using live examples, will demonstrate how powerful this spontaneous form of creation can really be.
Rick Blaskey is the extraordinary force behind many major events where music has been pivotal, including FIFA World Cup (Three Lions) Rugby World Cup (World In Union) and Olympic themes. Rick has worked with many global brands including Coca-Cola, MasterCard, Adidas, Asda, Pepsi, Cadbury, Sony, Nestle, Haagen Dazs, Dr Martens and more and was also a pioneer in bringing classical and classical crossover to the mainstream charts. He is a widely sought after speaker, recently delivering a lecture to NASA on the power of music.
What you’ll learn
What you’ll learn
NB: Life can be unpredictable so whilst we always do our best to keep to our published agenda, The Songwriting Academy reserves the right to change guest speakers and session titles at any time.
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
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
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
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.
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
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.
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
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.
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 have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
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!
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!
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.
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
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.
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!
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
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 organisation and inspiring evening
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
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
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
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
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’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
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.
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
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…
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!