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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 • 61 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.

    Why Publishers Can't Save Songwriters (2024)

    Why Publishers Can't Save Songwriters (2024)

    In this episode "Why Publishers Can't Save Songwriters (2024)", we delve into the roles of music publishers and the reality of how they impact songwriters. Join multi #1 songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson as they share valuable insights and pro songwriter tips to help you navigate the business of hit songwriting. This is a must-watch video for anyone interested in finding and working with a music publisher.

    • 13 min
    Why Good Songs Don't Stand Out

    Why Good Songs Don't Stand Out

    Marty Dodson and Clay Mills give pro tips on how to make your songs stand out. There are more than 100,000 songs a day uploaded to Spotify. Making your songs rise above is crucial. Good is not good enough. Let's fix that with SongTown's real-world writing advice.

    • 18 min
    Kyle Daniel: Rising Star in Roots Rock Takes Off

    Kyle Daniel: Rising Star in Roots Rock Takes Off

    Today's episode of SongTown on Songwriting features an exclusive interview with rising star Kyle Daniel, a talented artist/songwriter making waves in the roots rock and country scenes.

    Kyle visits the SongTown Studios and shares his amazing journey down a rocky indie road to his new major label album release Kentucky Gold on SnakeFarm records... he's the real deal y'all.

    • 26 min
    Unlocking Your Songwriting Superpower (Pro Tips)

    Unlocking Your Songwriting Superpower (Pro Tips)

    Marty and Clay outline the pro songwriter strategy for finding your songwriting superpower and leveraging it to reach your big songwriting goals.

    • 13 min
    Life Drama vs. Song Idea

    Life Drama vs. Song Idea

    Hitmakers Marty Dodson and Clay Mills explain the big difference in your "life situations" vs. song ideas. Knowing this Difference is key to writing great songs. Your life and relationship situations aren't enough to make people care about your songs. This songwriting podcast episode will help you dig deeper into finding great song ideas that matter to your audiences.

    • 14 min
    Why Good Songs Fail: Character Flaws

    Why Good Songs Fail: Character Flaws

    In the latest episode of "Why Good Songs Fail," pro songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson explain a common mistake that kills potentially good songs. Do your songs suffer from character flaws? Let's fix that!

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

StevenKristopher ,

SomgTown podcast Rocks!

I’ve learned so much listening to this podcast. Marty and Clay have a ton of experience, wisdom, insight and knowledge to offer songwriters. Not only that but they truly care about the future of songwriters and protecting them from being taken advantage of. If you’re a songwriter m, you must listen to this podcast!

rr63rr ,

Song and Life Wisdom

I Listen while I’m working out and have picked up so much on songwriting ideas and encouragement to keep on! The added bonus is the message about loving the craft and loving people. Marty and Clay bring so much of that with the interviews and stories! Thanks SongTown! RR

Dycekimura ,

Great podcast!

Really helping me understand songwriting!

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