Songwriting The Nashville Way
Learn how to do songwriting the Nashville way with this incredible online video course led by Mark Cawley, one of the biggest names in songwriting
Mark Cawley is a U.S multi platinum hit songwriter and musician who, during his decades in the music business has procured a long list of cuts on the Pop, Country, R&B, Jazz, and Rock charts. He has sold over 16 million records with legendary artists ranging from Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan and Diana Ross to Wynonna Judd, Kathy Mattea, Russ Taff, Paul Carrack, Will Downing and The Spice Girls. Nashville based Mark is also a contributing author to USA Songwriting and Songwriter Magazine, a popular blogger and has a wealth of experience as a songwriting coach, making him the perfect addition to The Songwriting Academy team!
Nashville is known worldwide for its incredible music scene and has given rise to some of the biggest artists and songwriters on the planet.
Our resident Nashville expert, Mark Cawley, has spent decades in the music business working with famous country stars such as Wynonna Judd and Kathy Mattea, along with global artists like Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and The Spice Girls.
Mark’s unique approach to songwriting has been fundamental to the success of these artists, which is why we’ve contacted him to help you with yours. In this course, you’ll find out how he turns a simple riff or lyrical concept into a fully-fledged, powerful song, and then markets it through social media and the internet to turn it into a hit. These easily repeatable steps can do the same for your song — if you know how to do it properly.
This is a must-attend course for all aspiring industry professionals. Learning how to turn your songs from slow-moving demos into impactful, high-quality records is important, but knowing the tips and tricks from one of the industry greats is what gives you the edge over other songwriters.
Singer / Songwriters
This Nashville songwriting course offers some of the most incredible writing tips in the industry. Even if you’re not into country or pop music, the tips and tricks you’ll learn are relevant to almost any other genre of music. This is a fundamental course if you’re looking to write better music.
Writing music that people genuinely connect to is the dream of almost every songwriter. This course will show you how to write music that makes people listen. Not only that, but the course also touches upon how to ensure a long and stable career in the industry, too.
Already written a hit or two? There’s always more to learn — and you’ll learn it here. Our course instructor has decades of experience in songwriting and the music industry and will give you an insight into how the people at the top of their game write. You’ll discover things you’ve missed, understand things that worked better, and know how to maintain a steady career in the industry.
Working with artists to develop their music? Knowing how to suggest improvements to the music is a key skill that any major producer has. This course will teach you how to improve the songs that your artist is singing, and how to ensure that the finished product is a high-quality money sponge.
Not in it for money? Just want to write better music for your own and others enjoyment? We’ll show you exactly how to tighten up your songs, write hooks that you can’t get out of your head, and make the entire process of writing music more fulfilling.
Permission to be a songwriter:
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
rocket fuel for the soul
Great organisation and inspiring evening
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.
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
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.
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…
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 had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
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 am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
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
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 !!!
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.
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
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!
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
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
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.
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
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
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
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
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!
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
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.
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!
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
The day went far too quickly