Who we are? We are a songwriting school about showing people how to make a difference with their songwriting. But we are more than this. We are award winning songwriters, we are award winning producers and we are a music publishing business, but most of all we have the knowledge we want to impart to you. Have you been writing songs for many years without success, or just lyrics, composing or writing poetry, singing your own songs in clubs, trying to sell CDs, entering songwriting contests, perhaps winning a couple and coming to realize that it is only for fun because you will never be satisfied or even make a living or at least a real income from your music?
How do you start the songwriting process may determine your success potential. What's your song title? If it supports a Grammy sounding idea/song, that maybe will decide whether an A&R will want to listen to your song or not. Copying from existing hit titles, even more so because titles aren't copyright protected won't get your song heard, since it's proof you're not being creative enough. So how do you create unique titles?
We are here to show you how to make a difference taking your songwriting to the next level.
Even if you are new to songwriting, we can make a great songwriter out of you if you are ready to follow the principles we will show you. (see FAQ page also)
We offer a unique course (and other workshops and services) based on a songwriting method used by most successful hit songwriters. Songwriters who also sing their songs tend to write differently to those songwriters who do not write for themselves but for artists signed by record labels. Those who write for signed artists learn to understand what record labels expect them to write and give them just that. Only those who follow the label's 'formula', word that scares most singer-songwriters, are the ones achieving success. The singer-songwriters who can also write to the formula are amongst the ones to be the most successful and a huge chance of getting signed by a record label. John Mayer is one of them.
There is a common belief that if a song is satisfactory enough to the writer, it should not receive critique from others. The music market is a competitive one and therefore this view stops songwriters from receiving proper feedback and improving. Songwriters who want their songs used by record companies or film makers to generate an income should learn about the issues affecting songs and what formula is used when they are assessed by professionals. Professional critiques is what has made many songs hits.
We give you the proper knowledge needed to venture with confidence within the music industry as a songwriter. We are confident that those who follow what they've learned from us will be capable of becoming prolific songwriters producing quality songs and have a greater chance of success.
It is unfortunate the level of ignorance that exists among musicians, singers and songwriters in general in Australia about the music industry. There are simple things that are not taught in this country as they are in the U.S.A. Songwriting is not thought of as a business because the topic is presented to developing songwriters as a hobby rather than a business. Most songwriters make their income from a day job. Therefore talents remain hidden, undeveloped or unrecognized and writers are reluctant to allow their songs heard or given exposure, thinking someone else might steal their work while others believe that if another artist sings their song, it is not theirs anymore; others believe that a song can be bought or sold like a tangible product, and I have even heard of people giving away their songs for a fee, not understanding that they should only license the use of their songs. Let one of those songs become a mega hit and a lawsuit saga will start. Most songwriters in Australia, unless under a record label where they would receive proper guidance, have no idea how their songs can be protected. They believe in the old fairytales of sending a tape in registered mail to themselves and never opening the mail or they believe that just because their songs are registered with their Performing Right Society such as APRA (AUSTRALIA) or ASCAP (USA), their copyrights are protected.