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Making It Happen! Songwriting Conference 2017

This online video contains exclusive masterclasses, interviews and keynote speeches for songwriters and artists.

Making It Happen 11-12th Nov 2017, Hilton Tower Bridge, London

Martin Sutton
Andy Bibey
Jez Ashurst
Jeff Franzel
Cliff Masterson

What’s covered in this songwriting conference?

Making It Happen 2017 consisted of two full days packed with 12 inspirational masterclasses, interviews, keynote presentations and Q&A sessions, addressing everything a songwriter needs to know. My purchasing the video you’ll learn essential techniques and approaches to songwriting and performing as well as must-know business information, delivered by the very best multi-platinum selling songwriters, producers and industry experts. This is your chance to find out exactly what it takes to be a successful songwriter, artist or producer.


09:30 Conference Open

10:00 – 10:15  Welcome from the founder of The Songwriting Academy, Martin Sutton

10:15 – 11:15  How to record your vocals like a pro; with Ivy Chanel

11:45 – 12:15  Top PR tips on how to present yourself to press and radio; with Vicky Pitchers

12:15 – 13:15  Creating With Courage, a guide to taking care of your mind as well as your music; with Patrick Byrne

13:15 – 14:15  Lunch break

14:15 – 15:15 How to arrange and play convincing string sections on your demos; with Cliff Masterson

15:15 – 15:45  General Q&A

16:15 – 17:15  How to get your music into the world of Disney; with Maria Christensen



10:00 – 10:15  Introduction from the founder of The Songwriting Academy, Martin Sutton

10:15 – 11:15  Surefire ways to make your website work for you with great results; with Dan Graham

11:45 – 12:45 How to get your music into TV, movies and major ad campaigns; with Jake Shillingford

12:45 – 13:15  The art of confident networking; with Jacq Norton

13:15 – 14:15  Lunch break

14:15 – 15:15  Killer hooks and how to write them; with Neil Diercks

15:15 – 15:45  General Q&A

16:15 – 17:15  The heart and soul of songwriting; with Martin Sutton

17:30  Conference Close


Exclusive Concert and VIP Party

The video also contains an exclusive ‘Behind The Music’ show and intimate performances from the following songwriting royalty:

Matt Aitken

As one third of Stock, Aitken and Waterman, Matt has a plethora of hit songs to choose from. We’ll get an insight into the world of S.A.W. and the story behind smash hit “Never Gonna Give You Up”

Maria Christensen

Maria is a multi million selling songwriter who has not only had major success with Disney but is also one of the writers behind global hit song “Waiting For Tonight”, released by Jennifer Lopez in 2000

Carol Decker

Lead singer of legendary band T’Pau, Carol will be sharing her story behind the massive hit song “China In Your Hands” followed by an acoustic version of this timeless classic.

Who is this conference for?

  • Songwriters wanting to get their songs performed by major label artists
  • Artists who want to get record deals
  • Artists who want to release their own material
  • Songwriters and producers who want to develop artists
  • Producers who create tracks for others
  • Independent labels
  • Managers
  • Anyone who wants more from their music than they’re getting right now!

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