Platinum Mentoring Program Overview
Want to learn how to write songs that top the charts? Our Platinum Mentoring Program can help you get there
The Platinum Mentoring Program is only for highly motivated songwriters and artists who want to get the very best lessons, advice and guidance in their music careers.
The Platinum Mentoring Program is taken by a variety of our mentors. Based on the type of skills you want to learn and how experienced you are, we’ll find the right mentor for you.
The music industry is a seriously difficult industry to approach if you’re new to it. A lot of the time, it can seem like the only way to get somewhere in the industry is by already being somewhere, paying tens of thousands of pounds for a disinterested and relatively ineffective university course, or just by being lucky.
We decided to remove this difficulty by offering artists, songwriters, producers and other industry hopefuls the very best music industry support available, for less than half the price of one year at a university course.
How? We leveraged our own personal network of platinum record-selling songwriters and successful music business contacts to build the Platinum Mentoring Program.
The Platinum Mentoring Program gives you the opportunity to boost your music career to new heights. You’ll develop existing skills, work and write songs with current industry professionals, get the advice you need, and network with other music experts to find your area in the industry.
Your music journey is as individual as you are, which is why our mentors will get to know you on a personal level. Unlike other songwriting teachers and university courses that give you the tools and expect you to find your own way, we’re here to help you develop your skills into professional talents and find the opportunities to get you into a music-based career.
We’ll work closely with you to see what you’re doing well, what you could do to improve, and guide you through each step on the way to reaching your personal goals.
Our platinum membership gives you monthly one-to-one songwriting sessions and unlimited song appraisals with platinum record-selling mentors. We’ll judge how promising your songs are and how you can improve them by following reliable steps.
You’ll also get unlimited online support. Got a question about a single line of your song? We’ll give you our advice. Need to know how to navigate around a publishing deal safely? Our music business experts will do it for you.
Our aim is to develop you as a music lover, into a professional, experienced, knowledgeable music industry expert, opening up the doors that might otherwise be closed.
In this industry, networking, communication and collaboration is the key to being successful. Our global network is built to find you new opportunities that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.
We have students and mentors from almost every area of music imaginable. Whether you’re new to the industry or you’ve been working in it for many years, our global network gives you the opportunity to contact other professionals throughout the world.
When you sign up to our platinum membership, you’ll get a guaranteed co-write with our platinum record-selling mentors, find exceptional networking opportunities, and become part of the Songwriting Academy family. Set up a collaboration with a professional artist, learn to write songs with the help of hundreds of other talented writers, or just chat with other passionate music lovers. The choice is yours!
Our platinum membership saves you money in the long run, with all our courses being included with the annual membership cost.
Do you dream of becoming a songwriter? Our platinum membership helps you approach songwriting in a unique and effective way. You’ll learn to write songs that blow people away, work with other highly respected songwriters and carve your name into the charts with no-nonsense songwriting courses designed to build upon your existing talent.
You’ll be invited to our helpful Facebook community and receive songwriting tasks from our mentors each week, aiming to push your existing abilities further than you thought possible. You’ll be automatically enrolled for our three incredible songwriting courses, too. You’ll learn all about songwriting in the Introduction To Songwriting course and hone your songwriting skills on our three-day songwriting bootcamp.
Our final and most important course is the seven-day Andalusian songwriting retreat in Spain. This retreat is an incredible creative space designed to transform your songwriting ability into world-class talent. Not only will you get one-to-one songwriting sessions with world-class songwriters, but you’ll also be able to relax in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet while writing.
Want to learn how to turn a raw recording into a shiny, polished, sleek track? Our production courses are taken by the most talented, platinum record-selling producers we could find. They’ll teach you how to transform your recordings into professional-standard tracks that can be sent in to publishing and recording labels.
You’ll get booked into our one-day Introduction To Production seminar, as well as our more detailed three-day production bootcamp hosted at the gorgeous Darling Buds Farm in Kent.
You’ll also get access to our online Logic Pro X tutorial videos and real examples of how we’ve turned separate tracks and music stems into professional chart-topping hits.
Our regular seminars are run by current industry professionals and touch upon almost every topic in the music industry. When it comes to breaking through the barrier and advancing your music career, the most important tool at your disposal is knowledge. You need to know exactly how the business works, how to get the career you want, and how to polish up your skills to professional standards.
These seminar sessions offer a great way for you to meet current industry professionals, network with other like-minded individuals, and learn the information you won’t find anywhere else.
If you can’t make the session, you’ll still be able to watch each seminar online, along with the other lessons we’ve uploaded to our Ultimate Songwriter Library.
We’ve put together a colossal 75 hours of music industry expertise into our library. Every seminar, workshop, and group lesson we’ve ever done has been filmed and uploaded to this modern songwriting library. As a platinum member, you’ll have unlimited access to every single second of every single lesson as standard. As the music industry changes, our lessons do as well, so whilst you’re a member you’ll continue to have access to all the courses we record.
We’re proud to be the only songwriting academy in the country to offer you the opportunity to pitch your songs directly to our publishing company and the major artists we work with. Our history in the industry has helped us to build a large network of different companies globally. If we feel you have a good chance of turning a song you’ve written into a hit, we’ll put you in touch with them.
In addition to everything else that’s thrown in with the platinum membership, we’ll also give you exclusive access to our songwriter’s toolkit and our open mic bible to help you write and perform exceptional songs every time.
We’ll also give you two platinum member tickets to our annual two-day “Make It Happen!” conference, where we interview dozens of industry experts to find out their secrets to success in the music industry. You’ll also get a one-year subscription to the Unsigned Guide, a comprehensive music industry contact directory.
Yes. We find that every music industry professional can benefit from the platinum membership in some way. Whether you’re becoming a songwriter, want lessons in production, or just some guidance from a music business professional, the program is useful to everybody. It’s the collaboration with other professionals in the industry that gives you the ability to cover so much, which is why we’ve set it up.
All you need to bring is enthusiasm, motivation, and a desire to make music into a career. Nothing else.
It’s easy! Give us a call now on 03300 100 500 and we’ll have a chat with you. We’ll discuss where you are as a musician, where you want to get to, what you’re interested in, and how to help you forward.
If we think we can help, we’ll put your name forward to our mentors to look into. They’ll be able to talk you through the induction process, what you can expect to learn on the course, and start putting together a bespoke program plan to make sure you start your journey to becoming a songwriter or producer.
We’re here to help you find your way into a competitive industry. We’ll do everything we can to help you write better songs, earn a stable income, and get the career you’re dreaming of.
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
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.
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
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.
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
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
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
The day went far too quickly
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
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 also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
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.
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
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 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
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
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 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.
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
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!
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
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’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
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
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.
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
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
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable