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SongTown on Songwriting is an honest look at what it takes to write a great song. We will teach, entertain and inspire. This podcast is a celebration of songs and songwriters

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

SongTown on Songwriting is an honest look at what it takes to write a great song. We will teach, entertain and inspire. This podcast is a celebration of songs and songwriters

    Eliminating Distractions For Songwriters & Artists

    Eliminating Distractions For Songwriters & Artists

    With a combined 50+ years of songwriting experience, hit songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson have seen and experienced their fair share of songwriting distractions. In this episode Clay and Marty talk about the most common distractions that keep songwriters from writing their best songs and what you can do to overcome them.

    • 23 min
    #1 Songwriter Lee Starr / The Power Of A Great Song

    #1 Songwriter Lee Starr / The Power Of A Great Song

    Hit songwriter Lee Starr just celebrated his first #1 Billboard hit (“My Boy” sung by Elvie Shane) and the birth of his first child. SongTown’s Clay Mills chats with Lee about his journey and his approach to writing. Lee offers inspiration to aspiring songwriters everywhere with his story of how one great song can change your life. If you are wanting to write songs that touch hearts and climb the charts, this episode is for you!

    • 22 min
    What Keeps Songwriters from Succeeding?

    What Keeps Songwriters from Succeeding?

    Hit songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills sit down to talk about what they feel keeps people from succeeding in the music business. With a combined 50+ years of songwriting and music business experience, both Marty and Clay have seen the highs and lows of the business, people come and go, and have had to reinvent themselves to stay relevant in the music scene. If you want an inside look into the music scene, this episode is for you!

    • 36 min
    What Makes People Give a Crap About My Songs?

    What Makes People Give a Crap About My Songs?

    What makes people take notice and really care about your songs?! Writing from the truth. Hit songwriters Marty and Clay sit down and talk about writing from truth by taking a universal emotion and turning it into a song that almost everyone can connect with. If you are wanting to write commercial songs, this episode is for you!

    • 29 min
    Smithfield - Making Your Own Way In The Music Business

    Smithfield - Making Your Own Way In The Music Business

    Marty talks with Smithfield, a modern country duo successfully making their own way within the music business! As independent artists, Smithfield shares about the highs and lows of their career as well as the pros and cons of record labels. If you are an independent artist, this episode is for you!

    • 39 min
    Natalie Taylor - Building Your Brand On TikTok / Finding The Heart Of A Song

    Natalie Taylor - Building Your Brand On TikTok / Finding The Heart Of A Song

    Marty talks with TikTok Country Superstar Natalie Taylor from the band Taylor Red. Natalie shares tips and tricks to help you succeed on the TikTok platform as well as Instagram. Plus Clay shares a songwriting tip on finding the heart of a song.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Erinn B Z ,

The best of the best

Clay and Marty are two of the most genuine and talented writers in the biz. They care about everyone and work hard to help people at whatever level they are on. If you write professionally or even as a hobby, I encourage you to listen to this podcast and join Songtown. The community is wonderful and extremely supportive. A+++++

Hope Springs ,

Songtown podcast Cracking the code

These Podcast from Marty Dodson and Clay Mills tell it like it is. If you want to crack the code to the music business, this is the place to find all the right combination of tools to glide you in and make you a skilled song writer on all levels.

mst0ne ,

SongTown Is The Real Deal

If you want to boost your melody or lyric writing skills and or increase the quality of your songwriting there are no better mentors to learn from the Marty Dodson and Clay Mills

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