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SongTown on Songwriting is an honest look at what it takes to write a great song and navigate the music industry. This podcast is a celebration of songs and songwriters. Real pros who teach, entertain and inspire.

SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Clay Mills & Marty Dodson

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    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

SongTown on Songwriting is an honest look at what it takes to write a great song and navigate the music industry. This podcast is a celebration of songs and songwriters. Real pros who teach, entertain and inspire.

    When And Why Should I Join A PRO (ASCAP/SESAC/BMI)?

    When And Why Should I Join A PRO (ASCAP/SESAC/BMI)?

    Why should you be a member of a PRO and when should you join? Hit Songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills answer this frequently asked question and explain the role of a PRO and how they can help you as a songwriter.

    • 14 min
    STOP Doing These Things!!

    STOP Doing These Things!!

    STOP doing these things that can hurt you as a songwriter. Hit Songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson talk about some common mistakes budding songwriters make and how to fix them.

    • 20 min
    Don't Write Generic Songs!

    Don't Write Generic Songs!

    Don’t fall into the trap of writing generic songs! Hit Songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills talk about why generic songs won’t get you noticed in the music industry and why you should be thinking outside the box when writing songs!

    • 16 min
    How To Make Publishers Fall In Love With You

    How To Make Publishers Fall In Love With You

    What do publishers look for in songwriters? Hit Songwriter/Publisher Marty Dodson shares a list of traits that he and fellow publishers look for in songwriters. If you want to increase your chances of catching a publisher's ear, this episode is for you!

    • 15 min
    Don't Take The First Exit Off The Songwriting Interstate!

    Don't Take The First Exit Off The Songwriting Interstate!

    What is the best way to write a song idea or title? Hit Songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills share tips and tricks on how to make the most out of your song ideas/titles and create songs that stand out and generate interest in the music business!

    • 19 min
    What If Publishers Just Don't Get My Music?

    What If Publishers Just Don't Get My Music?

    Did you know it’s not the publisher’s job to “get” your music? Hit Songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills share from their own experience how to succeed as songwriters by learning how to work with publishers, create business relationships and write songs so good that people can't pass on them.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Reviewtime1! ,

This is the real deal!

I just discovered this podcast about 5 days ago and I can’t stop listening to it! Marty and Clay seem so real and down to earth. Their love of songs and songwriting shines through so clearly that they’re inspiring me to push on through with my own career as a songwriter. This is my community!

B. Hacker ,

Always Valuable!

I have to say that I learn something from every episode that Clay and Marty present. Each episode is well thought out and is full of great lessons and wisdom from inside the music business and the mindset of the Pro Songwriter!

buddy lee dobberteen ,

Berklee College of music vs’ Songtown

I spent 6 years at Berklee And spent 80,790 in college tuition. I spent a couple hundred bucks a year at song town in the last 4-5 years in songtown is like 1200 bucks or less and I have gotten more contacts at songtown that are searching for and reaching for the same goals as myself. Clay and Marty have built a amazing community for us. I learned more from them in the last few years than I have ever learned in college. Here it’s relevant knowledge in songwriting and cost way way less and is mind blowing good!

Love y’all
Sgt Dobberteen

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