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Students mix the audio for a fellow student recording a session at Ocean Way Nashville.


The Songwriting (SNG) major equips students with the essential knowledge
and skills needed to pursue a career as a songwriter in today’s entertainment industry. An emphasis on critical thinking and collaboration encourages individuality and creativity as students develop skills in lyric writing, musical composition and demo production. This practical knowledge gained through this program prepare students for all aspects of the songwriting and publishing industry. The following is mere snapshot of some of the jobs student pursue upon graduation.

Staff Songwriter

A contract position with a music publishing company, typically a one year, exclusive contract with a series of 1 – 3 year options. staff songwriters are hired to write songs that will be promoted to recording artists, used in film or television and other commercial uses. Belmont Songwriting graduates have signed publishing contacts with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, This Music/Warner Chappell Music, Sea Gayle Music and others.

Creative Director

Within a music publishing company, the creative director works directly with the staff songwriters on direction in song creation. The creative director also meets with record producers and industry executives to pitch songs for recording and other commercial applications.

Touring Musician

Perform live on tour with recording artists on U.S. and International tours.


Studio Musician

Perform on recording sessions in studios in Nashville, Los Angeles, Miami or New York.


Entertainment Industry Entrepreneurs

Belmont Songwriting major graduates have built many successful companies, including MadeIn Network (Kevin Grosh/Keith Johnson) and Evamore (Channing Moreland).