Make Money From Your Own Music With The Songwriting Academy
Want to know how to make money as a musician? We’ve developed this online video course especially for you
Danny is A&R manager at Decca records, signing and managing his own projects. He has been involved in music for as long as he can remember, being inspired by his parents’ love of music. After playing and recording in a successful local band in and around East Anglia, he later enrolled in a local Music Performance course whilst promoting gigs in his spare time. Danny studied Music Industry Management at Hertfordshire University and, whilst studying, took on a regional A&R scouting role for EMI and also ran his own new music radio show. Danny achieved a first class degree with distinction, before moving to London where he landed his first job working in music PR. After a year, Danny moved to work at Universal Music. He has worked in the A&R team at Decca Records for 5 years working his way up from an intern, to A&R assistant, to A&R scout to signing and managing his own projects. Danny says he feels very lucky to wake up every morning to do the job he always dreamed of!
Luc Floreani is an international singer songwriter and manager, born in Alice Springs, Central Australia.
He has worked with artists including Amy Winehouse, Corrine Bailey Rae, Sam Smith, Blake, numerous X Factor/The Voice contestants, Jack Bruce, Marcella Detroit, Tony Hatch, Barry Mason, Kasabian, Darren Hayes and Starsailor.
He wrote the theme tune for Australia’s Channel 7 television current affairs program “Today Tonight”, the Prince’s Rainforest Project campaign song, Euro Gay Pride theme song 2011 Cand the title track to the film “Darkness”.
Luc is the current host for OK Magazine Music Sessions online. “Live with Luc Floreani ” and a regular featured writer inwww.trebuchet-magazine.com.
Tim is a multi platinum songwriter/producer with songs recorded by Tina Turner, Lulu, Marcella Detroit, Billie Myers and Steve Brookstein. He has also had music placed in X-box game Stoked and in multiple TV series including CSI Las Vegas, Roswell High and new British movie Love Me Still.
Tim is also an artist manager and a highly respected board member of BASCA. He is in demand not only as a songwriting tutor but also for his extensive knowledge on all aspects of the music business, including publishing, royalty collection, grand rights and financial advice for songwriters.
Jez Ashurst is a multi-platinum songwriter/producer/programmer based in London, who has also worked in the USA, Scandinavia, Germany and Japan.
His early career spanned work as an engineer to session guitar work and composing for TV. The last couple of years have seen Jez write cuts for (and with) Will Young, Mel C, Boyzone, Joe McElderry and many other established and new UK acts.
His track record includes the iTunes No.1 “One More Sleep” (Leona Lewis),“Love Will Save The Day” (Boyzone), “Loving You” (Matt Cardle & Mel C) and “Panic” (Gabrielle Aplin). Jez has added his guitar and programming skills to hit records from Susan Boyle and Il Divo, as well as a Number One for Little Mix, and he was one of the team behind the music for the 2011 and 2013 X Factor. He particularly likes developing new talent and has a wealth of experience as a songwriting and production coach.
In 2016 Jez hit the UK Top 10 with Jason Derulo and Little Mix performing his song “Secret Love Song”
Martin Sutton is the founder of The Songwriting Academy and multi-platinum songwriter and producer. Starting as a young busker on the streets of Norwich, he spent years developing the craft of songwriting, traveling the world to work with other writers, learning about the music business and honing his production skills. He is now a successful songwriter/producer and has sold millions of records in nearly 50 countries around the world.
His work includes Backstreet Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Celine Dion, Gary Barlow, Pixie Lott, Mark Owen, Olivia Newton-John, Andrew Roachford, Brian McFadden, Lulu, Mike & The Mechanics, K-Pop superstars Super Junior and X-Factor/Idol winners worldwide.
His teaching methodology and ethos have been described as “life-changing” by many of his students and over the years he has shared his knowledge and experience with thousands, opening their eyes to the world of professional music making. His diverse programming and production skills are widely sought after, from orchestration for Celine Dion and Andrew Lloyd Webber to quirky programming and beat-making for K-Pop/J-Pop artists, and rich country productions for artists including LeAnn Rimes.
Melanie Redmond has been in the music industry for 30 years. The first half of that time was spent as a backing singer, travelling the world and performing backing vocals for artists such as Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Bob Geldof, Bill Wyman, Chris Rea, The The during that time. Melanie then went to work for 19 Entertainment where she learned the business side of the industry looking after songwriters and producers. She was then employed by SonyATV Music Publishing where she spent six years developing artists and songwriters until she was headhunted by Perfect Songs in early 2012. She is currently the head of Publishing at Perfect where she has signed artists such as Will Heard, Nerina Pallot, Joel Baker and Secaina Hudson.
A stable music career is a highly coveted job. However, it can be tricky to get a solid income from music if it’s approached incorrectly. By following the correct steps and managing your music “product” carefully, you can simplify the process of earning a significant income from sales and royalties. You’ll probably make more than you’d expected to!
We’ve leveraged our global network of songwriters, producers, artists, managers and other music industry professionals to put together this comprehensive online music video course. Together, we’ll show you how to transform your music into a marketable product that earns you an income you can live and rely on.
This detailed online course will show you how to make money as a musician, using a variety of techniques from social networking, to sales platforms, interesting and creative marketing methods and more. This online course is here to teach you how to turn your music into a stable and fulfilling career.
Danny Roberts: Universal Records
Luc Floreani: Floreani Music Management (Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sam Smith)
Jez Ashurst: Multi-platinum songwriter & producer (Leona Lewis/Boyzone)
Melanie Redmond: Head of Publishing at Perfect Songs
Rita Campbell: Chart-topping session singer (Hed Kandi/Paul Weller/Jools Holland)
Don Gallacher: Movie Music Supervisor (Robert De Niro/Harvey Keitel/Ray Winstone)
Will Simms: Multi-platinum K-pop songwriter and producer (Girls Generation – “I Got A Boy”)
David Sharp: Cue Music synch company (Jay Leno Late Show/60 Minutes/Ghost Whisperer)
Andy Bibey: Head of International at One Little Indian Records (Björk/Sinead O’Connor)
Bob James: Manager (Emma Stevens) & Music Business Consultant
Andy Ellis: PRS for Music
Stef Loukes: The Unsigned Guide
Rowena Morgan: Networking events organiser Musical Geisha
Paul Kennedy: 12one Entertainment (Krishane/Will Simms/Michael Angelo)
Of all the online music courses available from The Songwriting Academy, if you’re looking to turn your music hobby into a fulfilling and stable career, this course should be your first choice.
Writing music for other artists is the easy part. Selling the music, marketing the artist, and making enough money to justify the time spent is the hard part. Our instructors will show you exactly what you need to know to make money from your music.
Artist / Songwriters
Going it alone? Making money from your music is easy when you know the best process to achieve it. We’ll show you how to make your music profitable at every step. From the initial creative spark to selling the music to your fans, we’ll teach you exactly how to make money from doing what you love.
Instrumental music might not get into the charts, but there’s still a hidden treasure chest behind the scenes. Whether it’s music for a film, TV show, or a video game, there’s still plenty of money to be made from your compositions. We’ll show you how to find it.
Not got the songwriting spark? That doesn’t mean you’re resigned to the backbench of a dingy grey office. Plenty of musicians make a killing from playing on the records of other artists as session, orchestral, or function musicians. We’ll show you how to get the juicy jobs working for studios, songwriters, and record labels, as well as how to market yourself properly.
Whether you’re looking to make an artist sound incredible in a big-name record label studio, or you’re developing your own studio and want to know how to branch out further, this course will show you how to make more money from your skills.
Whether you’ve just started managing a promising new artist, or you currently manage a whole portfolio, we’ll show you how to ensure your management skills are in demand from chart-topping artists. The course breaks down how to get noticed by the big names in the industry, opening up huge financial potential.
Mel Redmond & Bob James
How Do Publishing Deals Work? Do I Need A Publisher Or Should I Self-Publish?
How To Register & Collect Royalties From PRS And PPL
How To Make Money From Online And Streaming Platforms
Luc Floreani, Stef Loukes & Rowena Morgan
Understanding The Music Business, Making Your Brand Viable, The Importance Of Social Media
Luc Floreani, Tim Fraser & Martin Sutton
A&R Song Surgery: Is Your Music Ready To Be Sold?
Jez Ashurst & Rita Campbell
How To Make Money From Your Talent As A Session Singer, Musician Or Producer
How To Get A Record Deal
Will Simms & Paul Kennedy
Don Gallacher & David Sharp
How To Get Your Music In Movies And TV
Danny Roberts, David Sharp & Martin Sutton
A&R Song Surgery: Is Your Music Ready To Be Sold?
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
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!
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
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.
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
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 when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
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
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
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 !!!
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
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.
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 also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
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.
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
rocket fuel for the soul
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
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!
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
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.
Great organisation and inspiring evening
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
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
The day went far too quickly
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
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 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.
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.