“I LOVE I HEART SONGWRITING CLUB! It shook me out of my writing block and taught me new ways to write. I have it to thank for most of my songs on my latest album!”
“I’ve written twenty-five songs and am now committed to performing one of those songs in public at a festival.”
Byron Bay, Australia
“Writing with I Heart Songwriting Club has become one of the most important parts of my creative practice. It pushes me to set aside dedicated weekly time to develop my craft, and the feedback and community support makes the process so much less isolating. Sharing my songs and hearing my groups submissions each week inspires me to expand my creativity and express myself more fully through song. The personal and career implications for this are huge – I feel like I’m finally beginning to reach my true potential as an artist.”
“Before I joined I Heart Songwriting Club, I had a lot of self doubt about my songwriting and it took me a long time to write and a long time between songs. Being accountable to the club to write weekly, even when I’m feeling low or anxious, has had a huge positive impact on my mental health. Regular creating of art coupled with the supportive community in the club has fed my soul and the bonus is I have written almost 300 songs in the club.”
I Heart Songwriting Club has transformed my approach to songwriting – I used to write slowly, and in complete isolation until a song was developed enough to share. Now, I can use each weekly task to quickly sketch out an idea, get some feedback and decide whether these ideas are worth putting more time into, and worth bringing to band rehearsals. The good songs jump out at you (and for the so-so ones, it’s a smaller investment in time, and often still a worthwhile experiment). I’ve also made great contacts for support acts and collaborations, and made some good friends!
“As a touring musician, having time to write is often allocated to the end of a to do list. I Heart Songwriting Club has encouraged me to put the thing I love the most about my career back into a weekly priority.
For many years I was a staff writer on Music Row. I loved the experience of collaborating and focusing to write the next “hit song”, however, sometimes it felt slightly at the cost of my artistic integrity. In “I Heart Songwriting Club” I am remembering the initial joy of writing a song for the pure joy of writing a song.
I Heart Songwriting Club gives me a platform to be a better songwriter, along with a safe place where writers are supported by their peers. I have found excellent feedback, wonderful people, and encouragement to keep going, keep writing, believe in my voice, and that it has something to say.”
“Joining the Club was the best decision I ever made for my song writing! I’ve been able to write out of my comfort zone, and learn that I’m more capable than I thought. The supportive community is a great confidence boost!”
“I Heart Songwriting Club has been a massive kick startto helping me get into my music again. It helped me get into the practise of writing again, and helped me evolve my songwriting in ways l wouldn’t have been ableto do alone.”
“We have twenty new songs, two singles released, four pending releases and an album debut in October. Now, I see myself as an accomplished songwriter, musician and artist emerging into a career I’ve always wanted.”
“I’ve gone from having half-written dozens of songs and completing none to writing 10 songs in 10 weeks. I’m great at generating musical and lyrical ideas but quickly become stuck once that initial surge of creativity wanes. I know the value of constraints, a deadline and accountability and IHSC provides this so it forced me to deliver. This has been a total game changer for me!”
“It is the main event of my week, when I cast all responsibilities back to the world and spend time with my most important person – my songwriter. I have found the group freeing and I seem to have given myself permission to cast off any restraints and just play with form, lyric, melody, harmony. I feel my songwriting in the last 2 terms has lifted into a new stratosphere. I love the group and that people actually listen in a songwriting way, that is so precious.”
“I love I Heart Songwriting Club. I’ve gone from having three half songs, to having a full catalogue of songs, gigging my own music and recording a debut EP. It is the only thing I’ve found that makes me prioritise my own creative work and well-being. Literally life changing!”
Bacchus Marsh, Australia
“I Heart Songwriting Club is mysongwriting personal trainer. For an hour a week I have to train. Even if I don’t like my performance or progress, I’ve got one hour to write an idea. Just like training the body, that training session means that next time I flex my imagination, it is faster, stronger and more flexible and keeps my imagination fit.”
“Before I joined I Heart Songwriting Club, I used to wait till the house was quiet, the wind was blowing in the right direction, the temperature was perfect, my desk was tidy and I felt ‘inspired’ to write songs. Since I’ve joined the club, I’ve been taking that pressure off by just having more FUN. Plus once you start, it’s never as hard as you imagined it would be! The more fun I have, the more I write, the less I beat myself up for ‘not writing at all’.”