Making It Happen! Music Conference
An online video packed with music masterclasses, interviews, and keynote speeches from some of the music industry’s biggest names
This video is absolutely packed with advice from artists, songwriters, and music professionals currently at the top of their game. You’ll hear how the greatest songwriters of previous decades wrote their chart-topping hits, as well as how to navigate through the music business industry and much more. And you get all this, without having to leave your home!
How Do I Get Signed To A Publisher? – with John Saunderson
How Can I Get A Music Manager, And Do I Need One? – with Bob James
Street Performance: The Most Immediate And Lucrative Form Of Live Revenues And Audience Building For Singer-Songwriters – with Dr. Julia Jones
The Power Your Brain Has Over Your Voice – with Georgia Train
Essentials Of Melodic Form In Contemporary Songwriting – with Martin Sutton
How To Take Charge Of Your Music Rights And Get Paid All The Royalties You’re Owed – with Helienne Lindvall
Discover how some of the most successful songs ever made were written by the writers themselves. These four interviews with hit songwriters reveal the secrets behind some world-famous tracks:
Delilah by Tom Jones (Written by Barry Mason)
Barry Mason has won five Ivor Novello awards over his career and has worked with a variety of huge names when writing songs. He was one of the most requested songwriters of the 1960s and still continues his writing career to this day. As one of the most experienced and talented songwriters ever, this is one interview you don’t want to miss.
Little Things by One Direction (Written by Fiona Bevan)
Fiona Bevan is a multi-platinum record-selling songwriter who has worked with a long list of talented artists, including One Direction and Ed Sheeran. She has written music for films, entire orchestral compositions, and even for an art exhibition at the Tate gallery. Her talent and unique approach to songwriting make her a fantastic addition to this songwriting conference video.
Karma Chameleon by Culture Club (Written by Phil Pickett)
Phil Pickett is mainly known for his work with Culture Club in the 80s, but his songwriting talents have stretched further beyond just the biggest song of that decade. Over his career, Phil has worked as a recording artist all the way to a songwriter for big artists such as Joe Cocker, Labi Siffre, Sheena Easton and countless others. The skills and experience he has picked up over the years make him a major voice of the songwriting conference video.
No More I Love You’s by Annie Lennox (Written by Joe Hughes)
Joe Hughes began his career in the punk band The Flys, moving on through to different bands before co-writing No More I Love You’s with his school friend David Freeman. They sent the demo through to Eurythmics, who decided to record it a few years later, when it skyrocketed to the charts and ended up as Annie’s best performing single. Joe is still extremely active in the music industry and performs in a variety of bands while writing songs for others.
The Secrets Of The Songwriters And Producers Who Lead, Not Follow – with Will Simms
Getting Your Head Around Music Business Contracts – with Richard Salmon
Music Business Q&A – with Richard Salmon & Bob James
The Art Of Top Line Writing To Tracks – with Joe Killington
7 Steps To Being A Successful Creator – wiht Martin Sutton
The Changing Face Of The Music Business – with Bob James
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
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
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
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.
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
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.
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.
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.
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
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
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 first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
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!
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
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
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.
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
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.
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!
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
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
Great organisation and inspiring evening
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.
rocket fuel for the soul
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
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…
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today