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by Marty Dodson, Clay Mills, and Bill O'Hanlon

The essential guide for any songwriter wanting to learn how to collaborate effectively and work with other writers to improve their craft. Written by hit songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills, and bestselling author, Bill O'Hanlon.

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What's Inside The Latest SongTown Book?

  • Have you ever wondered why many of the biggest songs in history are co-written?

  • Have you thought about co-writing, but aren't sure how to get started?

  • Have you struggled to figure out how to market yourself as a potential co-writer?

  • Do you long for that perfect co-writer to help you take your songs to the next level?

  • Have you ever wondered WHY hit songwriters co-write almost exclusively?

The Songwriter's Guide to Mastering Co-Writing will help you:

  • Identify your strengths as a collaborator
  • Learn how to handle co-writing issues that arise
  • Discover new co-writing possibilities
  • Elevate your writing by creating the perfect co-writing combinations
  • Eliminate your writing weaknesses and increase your chances of success
  • Come out with the best song possible in co-writing sessions

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  • Have you ever been frustrated when people don't get what you're trying to say in your song?
  • Are you tired of waiting on inspiration to complete your songs?
  • Are you not getting the response you hoped for from your songs?
  • Is the songwriting process painful at times?

Song Building will help you:

  • Write songs faster
  • Avoid getting stuck on second verses
  • Generate song ideas and lyrics without waiting for inspiration to strike
  • Make your co-writing sessions go faster and easier
  • Upgrade your song lyrics to make them communicate better to your listener

"A Songwriting Game Changer—Song Building: How to Write Better Songs Faster is a phenomenal resource to provide tools on writing songs. I struggle with lyrics and where to start in my own writing, but after reading this book, I've been able to blueprint and write songs better and faster. I know for sure I will be reading this book at least once a year to remind me of the tools I can use on my songs. There's no better person to learn how to write better songs than from a hit songwriter himself. Marty knows what it takes and how to get you on track to writing better songs in no time. I highly recommend this book to any songwriter from beginner to pro!"

What Songwriters Are Saying...


5 out of 5 Stars for Song Building

I have just about every book worth having on songwriting, and I keep looking for new inspiration in new books. Often times I expect nothing but being inspired and being reminded of stuff I already know in new ways. This one does that too, but is jam packed with a subtle power somehow hidden under the hood. It adds value to all those other books with its genuine and generous interest in making the reader a better songwriter. Heck, I’ll buy a paperback, too, for my bookshelf!"


5 out of 5 Stars for The Songwriter's Guide to Mastering Songwriting

"Great book for the amateur writer. Encouraging and full of the most vital "how-to's" and "what-not-to-do's." This should be read by every writer. It is proven advice for the beginner and a great reminder for the pro."

SongTown Press Authors

Marty Dodson

Marty Dodson, a Nashville based songwriter, has written six #1 songs and has had more than 125 songs recorded by artists including Joe Cocker, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, The Plain White T's, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams, Saving Jane, Big and Rich, and Blake Shelton. Marty co-wrote the K-Pop song, Bounce, which knocked PSY out of #1 in South Korea and won "Song of the Year" honors for South Korea and all of Asia.

Clay Mills

Clay Mills, a 16-time ASCAP hit songwriter and two-time Grammy nominee. Over the course of his career, Clay has penned #1 hits for Darius Rucker (“Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”), Diamond Rio (“Beautiful Mess”), and Kimberley Locke (“Fall”). Over 125 of Mills’ songs have been recorded by artists, such as Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Trisha Yearwood, Clay Walker, Reba McEntire, Baby Face, Easton Corbin, and Andy Griggs. Mills believes strongly in songwriters and their value to world.

Bill O'Hanlon

Bill O'Hanlon, M.S., is psychotherapist, author, and speaker. He co-developed Solution-Oriented Therapy, a form of Solution focused brief therapy and has authored or co-authored over 30 books, one of which, Do One Thing Different, was featured on Oprah. He is also a musician who plays guitar and writes songs.

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