Online Music Courses
Can’t make it to our songwriting sessions? Not a problem.
You can still catch one of our superb online music courses
Releasing your own music
Going it alone is tricky, but it is possible! This video course will show you how to navigate through a DIY record release properly. We’ll reveal all you need to know along the way; from researching how multi-million record-selling artists manage their releases, to getting your songs on the radio and how to earn an income from your music.
Make money from your music
Although writing music takes tonnes of practice, talent and hard work, if you’re serious about making it in the industry, you need to know how to make a reliable income from it, too. This online video course will show you how to make the most from your music, and how you can make a surprising amount of money from music from a variety of different sources.
Breaking into Hollywood
Want to turn your compositions into film scores? Many of our mentors have written for films and TV throughout their careers and know what it takes to write the music that fits with what’s on screen. Discover all about the film music industry, how to work with a film brief, and how you can break into a fulfilling composing career in this online video course.
Live performance masterclass
Knowing how to deliver a killer live show is the ultimate skill to have as a performer. Whether you’re a band looking for ways to put on a performance that sticks in the audience’s mind, or a solo artist wanting to know how to punch harder, this course will help. Find out how to act on (and off) stage, how to network from each gig, and how to become known for your live shows.
Pitch perfect – networking
You won’t get anywhere in the music industry if you don’t network with people. It’s a simple fact, but a difficult thing to do if you’re not sure what to say or who to say it to. This online course will teach you how to properly network with other experts in the industry to secure more work, gigs and opportunities.
Social media masterclass
It’s easy to see how much social media has impacted the music industry. This online course will show you how to leverage this powerful tool to boost your own music career. You’ll discover how to market yourself to your specific audience and how to run marketing campaigns that your audience simply have to be part of.
Songwriting the Nashville way
Hosted by Mark Cawley, this course teaches you everything you need to know about writing legendary songs and reaching icon status. Mark has worked with world-famous artists in both the mainstream and country music charts, distilling his knowledge, experience and talent down into this fantastic online video course.
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
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
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 !!!
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
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…
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
The day went far too quickly
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
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.
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
Just had my first mentoring session with Martin Sutton, what an amazing experience, so grateful and ready to face my first exercise. Thank you Martin.
Great organisation and inspiring evening
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
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!
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
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!
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
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
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.
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
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.
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
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!
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.
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.
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
rocket fuel for the soul
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.
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