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Pro Songwriting: The Art and Business of a Songwriter

——   Created by Eve Williams

Students have achieved licensing deals & high profile gigs. The course offers pro feedback and industry approved advice

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After taking my songwriting courses, students have achieved licensing deals, publishing opportunities, cowrites with established writers and performed at internationally renowned festivals and venues including Glastonbury and the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville. Enroll today and become another one of the course's success stories.


Do you want to make a living from songwriting? Have you already started down that road or want to know how to make songwriting a career? Would you like to refine your craft or judge whether or not your music is ready to pitch to the industry? Or do you just want to get good at songwriting?

This is the course for you if you want to release music that gets noticed. In this course you will learn methods of songwriting used by top songwriters and publishers across the world. It will help you break out of any limitations in your current ways of writing music. We also study the business side of being a professional songwriter so by the end of the course you can start earning money from your music and build a professional reputation.

I am not simply teaching my own personal methods of writing like a lot of songwriting courses. I have witnessed these methods used by multi platinum writers and producers in studios I have worked in across the world. I also hold a Master of Music degree in Songwriting so these methods are backed up by research and study as well as a successful career as a commercial songwriter.


This course is designed to help you write beautiful music then publish and market it. We will look at what makes a commercially viable song, starting with learning to write lyrics, melodies and hooks and song forms. The course also covers music publishing (different types of publishers and deals), copyright, PROs (the organisations which collect royalties), marketing your music and organisations that are there to help. Each section has practical songwriting tasks to complete and there are invaluable opportunities to get feedback on your songwriting from a published commercial songwriter with a Master's degree in Songwriting.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Write stronger melodies
  • Write stronger lyrics
  • Write stronger hooks
  • Be paid royalties for every eligible performance of your music
  • Market and brand yourself as an artist/songwriter
  • Know how to evaluate the commercial potential of your songwriting 
  • Understand copyright
  • Find cowriters
  • Know how and when to find a music publisher
  • Find cuts (when an artists records your song) and syncs (when your song is placed in TV, film, commercials etc)


The course is suitable for writers in all genres. You will need intermediate music theory or be working towards it. If you are a singer but not an instrumentalist, the course is still for you. If you are new to songwriting the course will set you up with sound principles. If you are more experienced it will help you refine your ways of working and advance your career.


I have been teaching songwriting since I graduated from my Master of Music in Songwriting in 2012. I have written with award winning songwriters (and won awards myself) and multi platinum producers. My last 2 albums received airplay in around 8 countries and I have toured successfully. I work with several a music publishing companies and frequently attend international commercial song camps. This Autumn tracks I wrote and cowrote will be released by artists in the UK, Norway and Switzerland. My music has been used in advertising and documentaries as well as recorded by X Factor and The Voice Graduates. I have been commissioned to write for reality TV show graduates amongst other exciting projects.

Here's a little of my press:

'Eve has established herself as an artist of considerable sophistication, recognised for her powerful toplines and moving lyrics.'

-The Musician Magazine, UK

'Mature songwriting'

- Maverick Country, UK

'Quality stuff'

- Americana UK

I would love to help you discover the exciting world of a pro songwriter. If you're ready to go on that journey, please enroll and thankyou for letting me join you as you unlock your musical potential.

Arbington offers a 30 day refund policy so you can take the course risk free.

Who this course is for:
  • Those aspiring to a songwriting career and those wishing to refine their craft
  • Songwriters who want to challenge their current ways of thinking
  • Anyone who wants to find their own unique voice as a songwriter

47 Lessons

2 mins
Introduction: What You Will Learn On this Course
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Your Current Ways of Working
4 mins
Your Current Songwriting Methods
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Lyric Writing
5 mins
Story Progression: Wireframing
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5 mins
Lyrical Economy
4 mins
'Show, Don't Tell'
6 mins
4 mins
Intertextual Writing
5 mins
The Right Language
Melody Writing
4 mins
Tension and Release
4 mins
7 mins
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About the instructor

Eve Williams
Eve Williams
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Eve Williams is a singer and songwriter from Co. Down in Northern Ireland. Eve’s songs have been played in several countries since 2012, including USA, UK …

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