Music Gateway Goes to The Songwriting Academy Event in Berlin


Written by Manny Sanjurjo

05 September 2018

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So on Wednesday last week, our friends at the Songwriting Academy organized an amazing introductory course for songwriters in the German capital. At Music Gateway, we loved the project so much that we sent some people to mingle with the wonderful Berlinese songwriting community to see what it was all about…

The Songwriting Academy

The Songwriting Academy was born out of the minds of Martin Sutton and Simon Coulson in 2010 who started this project in Kent. Nowadays, the academy has grown and now hires over 30 of the finest industry experts as lecturers and course leaders, offering workshops to hundreds of musicians, songwriters, producers and managers across the globe. The courses they offer vary widely, ranging from one-day introductory songwriting courses to full on one-week retreats in Andalusia (Southern Spain).

This particular introductory course for songwriters in Berlin was set up to guide novice songwriters during those first steps into one of the most competitive industries in the world. Delivered by producer, songwriter and music coach Mark Smith (who has been involved in 9 No.1 albums and 20+ Gold and Platinum Awards), the course touched on a number of key topics, such as songwriting techniques, networking in the music industry and the different ways in which a songwriter can get started and make a living out of their music.

A Marriage Made in Heaven

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with the Songwriting Academy, we managed to give away some free course tickets to a few of our German members. This partnership was born out of our mutual passion for educating and giving opportunities to aspiring songwriters and artists who are trying to find their place in the music industry. This is why we are so excited to be able to offer our members such a wonderful opportunity to grow and network in a real life scenario, with real professionals. But let’s hear what Martin, the founder of the Songwriting Academy has to say…

“We’re so excited to be part of this affiliation! It’s the perfect combination for songwriters and artists to create the highest quality songs and compositions with The Songwriting Academy whilst also having the opportunities offered by Music Gateway to get their music placed commercially. Great Songs + Great Opportunities = Success!!”

It is true, if you want to have the best shot at making it as a songwriter you must have a very well crafted product, a good knowledge of the industry and a good network of people in the industry.

To help you with this, we are giving away FREE tickets to the Songwriting Academy’s Introduction to Songwriting Course in London which will take place on the 17th of September.

Do you want to learn on and improve your craft as a songwriter? Check out The Songwriting Academy for some incredible courses, bootcamps and events!

Already happy with your skills and want to start networking? Create a Free Account here at Music Gateway!


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