5 Day Intensive Songwriting Bootcamp | October 12-16 | The Songwriting Academy

5 Day Intensive Songwriting Bootcamp | October 12-16

5 Day Intensive Songwriting Bootcamp | October 12-16 - October 12 - 16

Venue:Online - live and fully interactive Now £995

We are looking for serious songwriters to take part in our brand new format course

The world’s first 5 Day Intensive Songwriting Bootcamp is now

online and fully interactive

Spend five days learning up close and personal from EIGHT top multi-million selling hit songwriters and music business gurus

 

October 12 – 16

2pm – 8pm BST | 9am – 3pm Eastern | 8am – 2pm Central | 6am – noon Pacific

Intensive Songwriting Bootcamp Introduction

After many years of running this course over 30 times exclusively as a live event, The Songwriting Academy now offers songwriters all over the world a five day fully interactive LIVE online bootcamp, where you will learn from EIGHT multi-million selling hit songwriters and music business gurus.

Please note this course is for serious songwriters only.

At the end of this week long course you will find you’re  able to write better songs more consistently, have a better understanding of how to make a career from your music, and have the confidence to let yourself go for it!

You’ll also have an awesome new network of like-minded and highly driven songwriters and friends…including eight music industry icons.

 

Count me in!

 

Intensive Songwriting Bootcamp

This is your chance to learn close-up, from eight multi-platinum award winning songwriters and industry experts including founder Martin Sutton. 

Your personal mentors for the week have worked with huge global artists including Janet Jackson, Dido, Backstreet Boys, Labyrinth, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue, Emelie Sande, Christina Aguilera, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Ronson and many more, and have been involved in over 175 million record sales.*


Martin Sutton – Founder (Backstreet Boys/LeAnn Rimes/Celine Dion and more)
 
Cliff Masterson – Songwriter & Composer (Emilie Sande/Labyrinth/One Direction and more)
 
Bob James – Music Business guru (publisher/manager/record label with more than 60M record sales)
 
Rob Davis – Songwriter & Producer (Kylie – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head/Spiller/Sophie Ellis-Bextor and more)
 
Pam Sheyne – Songwriter (Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle/Seal/Corinne Bailey Rae and more)

 

Shelly Poole – Songwriter & Producer (Janet Jackson/Mark Ronson/Paloma Faith and more)

 

Paul Statham – Songwriter & Producer (Dido/Kylie/The Saturdays/Tina Arena and more)

 

Paddy Byrne – Songwriter & Producer (Paloma Faith/Ella Eyre/Will Young and more)

They will take you step by step through the complete process of hit songwriting, from finding the initial inspiration, editing and crafting your songs like a professional, right through to finding out how to get you and your music in front of the right people and into the charts.

If you want songwriting to be your career, this is the perfect springboard.

Every day there will be simple, fun, interactive sessions carefully designed to help you remember the invaluable techniques used by pro songwriters.

You’ll get to spend your week meeting and learning from eight major players in the business,  working with like minded serious songwriters, and be given a set of songwriting tools which will set you up for life as a professional songwriter or artist in the music business.

All we ask is that you’re willing to listen, try new things, and DO THE WORK …

Each day you will have three sessions to take part in.

Session 1

At the start of the each day you will have a two and a half hour intensive training session where we will share with you some of the best kept secrets in songwriting.

Session 2

Following session 1, you will be set an assignment to work on that day, either by yourself or with other members of the class, it’s your choice. This is when you’ll start to see an immediate improvement in the way you work. 

We call this the lightbulb session!

When you’ve completed your assignment you’ll be asked to post it in our exclusive professional online forum set aside for the Songwriting Bootcamp students only, where you can get feedback as well as discuss the projects.

Session 3

At the end of each day we’ll get back together and the mentor will go through the daily assignments in the community, listen to your ideas and songs and offer further development advice.

You’ll be inspired by others, uplifted by what you’ve achieved and keen for the next day to start!

We have held this course over 30 times live, and now it is available to you, for the first year ever, as a 5 day online program!

 

Count me in!

 

Don’t just take our word for how good this course is…listen to feedback from our students about our first online bootcamp in May 2020.

 

Intensive Songwriting Bootcamp Programme

Day 1

Session 1

2:00pm BST | 8:00am Central | 9:00am Eastern | 6:00am Pacific

  • An introduction to the ® S.C.O.P.E. Song System
    – Strategy
    – Creation
    – Optimisation
    – Presentation
    – Exploitation
  • The common denominators of hit songs
  • Developing your songwriting radar
  • Finding lyrical inspiration
  • Generating unique lyrical ideas that people will love
  • Keeping your subject matter strong
  • How to develop your idea into a storyboard
  • How to plan your song so it will practically write itself
  • TSA Strategic Song Planner
    – What is it?
    – How it works?
    – Making it work for you
  • How to banish writers block forever
  • How to create a perfect lyrical theme to existing tracks

Session 2

4:30pm BST | 10:30am Central | 11:30am Eastern | 8:30am Pacific

Daily assignment using techniques learned in session 1. Discussion and feedback in the online forum.

Session 3

7:00pm BST | 1:00pm Central | 2:00pm Eastern | 11:00am Pacific

Playback and feedback session as a group, with the mentor and students

Day 2

Session 1

2:00pm BST | 8:00am Central | 9:00am Eastern | 6:00am Pacific

  • The secrets of the top 5 hit harmonic progressions
  • How to construct a hit song with just a handful of chords
  • Where and when to use surprise chords so they grab the listener’s attention
  • When and what to leave out of your chord progressions, and why you should
  • The easy way to strengthen your songs with smart syncopation
  • What is melodic contour?
  • How to instantly create original melodies without even singing
  • The simplest way to create killer hooks
  • Mastering the 3 essential melodic forms
  • What is ‘withholding’?
  • Understanding inside, outside and alien notes
  • Why melodic placement is a game changer
  • The 3 methods of melodic placement
  • Pick-ups, ladders and runways
  • How to make your melodies tug at the heart strings
  • How less can sometimes be more
  • Power in prosody

Session 2

4:30pm BST | 10:30am Central | 11:30am Eastern | 8:30am Pacific

Daily assignment using techniques learned in session 1. Discussion and feedback in the online forum.

Session 3

7:00pm BST | 1:00pm Central | 2:00pm Eastern | 11:00am Pacific

Playback and feedback session as a group, with the mentor and students

Day 3

Session 1

2:00pm BST | 8:00am Central | 9:00am Eastern | 6:00am Pacific

  • The 5 most effective structures in hit songwriting
  • What does everything do in a song?
  • How long should the intro be?
  • Busting the middle eight myth
  • Why your song doesn’t always need a chorus
  • The timeline of hit song structures
  • Understanding the ‘drop’ and how to create one
  • How to strengthen each and every part of your song with amazingly simple devices
  • How professional writers always keep listeners listening
  • The power of tension and release in lyric writing
  • Creating interest through conflict
  • Curing cliches in 30 seconds
  • Testing your chorus
  • The difference between head sense and heart sense
  • Choosing the right pronouns
  • 6 reasons pro songwriters succeed because they collaborate
  • The 12 key steps of successful collaboration
  • How to be a popular collaborator

Session 2

4:30pm BST | 10:30am Central | 11:30am Eastern | 8:30am Pacific

Daily assignment using techniques learned in session 1. Discussion and feedback in the online forum.

Session 3

7:00pm BST | 1:00pm Central | 2:00pm Eastern | 11:00am Pacific

Playback and feedback session as a group, with the mentor and students

Day 4

Session 1

2:00pm BST | 8:00am Central | 9:00am Eastern | 6:00am Pacific

  • Understanding the music business
  • Where and how to make money from your music
  • How do I get my music out there?
  • How to present yourself and your music to the industry
  • Essential tips for demo creators
  • What to do and what not to do if you want labels to take you seriously
  • Do you need a publishing deal?
  • DIY or major label?
  • Why synchronisations can be like winning the lottery
  • Getting paid!
  • How to build a long term career in music
  • 10 Essential skills of networking
  • Discovering and maximising your strengths
  • Writing a 12 month plan
  • What next?

Session 2

4:30pm BST | 10:30am Central | 11:30am Eastern | 8:30am Pacific

Daily assignment using techniques learned in session 1. Discussion and feedback in the online forum.

Session 3

7:00pm BST | 1:00pm Central | 2:00pm Eastern | 11:00am Pacific

Playback and feedback session as a group, with the mentor and students

Day 5

Session 1

2:00pm BST | 8:00am Central | 9:00am Eastern | 6:00am Pacific

  • 3 easy ways to make every part of your song stand out
  • Understanding flow and balance in songs
  • Trimming the fat
  • How to check and improve your songs before you send them out to the labels!
  • TSA Songwriter Checklist
  • Essential tips for producing demos
  • Choosing the right singer, tempo and key
  • 3 ways to create tension & release in your productions
  • Having the attitude of a hit songwriter
  • Three key approaches to success and how to keep it once you have it

Session 2

4:30pm BST | 10:30am Central | 11:30am Eastern | 8:30am Pacific

Daily assignment using techniques learned in session 1. Discussion and feedback in the online forum.

Session 3

7:00pm BST | 1:00pm Central | 2:00pm Eastern | 11:00am Pacific

Final session as a group, with the mentor and students

 

Count me in!

 

 

 

*Although we’ve never actually had to do it, TSA reserves the right to change the mentors on this course if it is unavoidable

1. One pay: £995.00

2. Two-pay: £1045.00 – 50% on enrolment and 50% payable 30 days later

October 12-16

 One Pay £995.00

October 12-16

Two-pay £1045.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You’ll get a chance to interact with all the guest mentors during the 5 day course
Absolutely. We are here to help you learn so all the sessions are fully interactive. You can ask questions whenever you like!
Yes. Every day when you write for an assignment, your songs will be appraised by the mentors in the final session. If you want additional feedback on other songs, simply post them in the exclusive forum for your fellow songwriters, producers and singers to hear.
Yes. Our online platform means you can watch from anywhere in the world.
Totally. The techniques are pro, but the way we teach is completely intuitive and easy to follow for writers of all standards.
No. Our tuition throughout is based on teaching writers to understand how humans react to music and lyrics and are applicable to every style of songwriting and composition.
Please do! Our boot campers have always stayed in touch and are still friends and collaborators from when we started the bootcamp 5 years ago!
Yes absolutely. You can refer back to the whole week of training for the rest of your life!
Once you enrol for this course, you will be given immediate access to the exclusive course materials, course mentors as well as access to our professional community. It is therefore our policy that we do not accept cancellations or offer refunds, full or in part, for this course once you have enrolled.

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