Unlimited Expert Song Appraisals
We’re here to help you revolutionise your music into chart-topping hits.
Find out how our expert song appraisals work — and how you can write like the pros
Ever wondered what makes a song worthy of radio plays and downloads? Want to know why your songs haven’t turned you into a national music icon yet? Here’s where you can find out.
Your platinum membership includes detailed written song appraisals from our professional hit songwriters. We’ll analyse the tracks you’ve sent through and give suggestions on how you can improve it to make it more likely to be a hit.
We’ve worked with hundreds of big name artists throughout our collective careers, including Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Dido, Backstreet Boys, Kylie Minogue and many others. It’s this experience that has allowed us to work out which songs have potential and which songs still need some extra work.
We’re here to help you get a foothold in the music industry and are happy to give you our honest opinion on your track. If we think it’s good enough, we’ll say. If we think it could use more work, we’ll explain what else you could do to improve on it.
It all starts with an open mind. All you need to do is send us the basic idea you’ve come up with and the desire to improve and we’ll advise you on how to turn it into a professional-standard track.
We’ll go through your recording and give you suggestions on what might add an extra touch of quality to your music, before you go ahead and start getting it produced. There might be very little that needs adding, or there might be some better ways to do certain things. If we feel we could suggest a good melody, we’ll even record one and send it to you to see what you’d think. Each appraisal outlines helpful comments on structure, musical content, lyrics and an overall summary. We’ll even attach an audio clip if we have musical suggestions for you to try.
After making changes, you’re free to send it back to us for another look, too.
If we think the song is good to go and you’re happy with the result, we’ll point you in the direction of getting it professionally produced. You’ll be able to walk into the recording studio, confident in the knowledge that your song has the approval of platinum record-selling songwriters!
If you’re looking for production advice too, one of our expert producers will give you all the help and guidance you need on creating a demo that will really grab the attention of record labels and publishers.
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
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!
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
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
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
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!
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 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
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
rocket fuel for the soul
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
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
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…
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.
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.
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.
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
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
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.
Had a great and informative mentoring session with Mark Cawley, nice guy, had some interesting left of field ideas for me to try. Thanks Mark
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
The day went far too quickly
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
Great organisation and inspiring evening
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!
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.
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
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
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.
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!
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
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 !!!
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!