Tailored to the needs of talented young songwriters, the ‘Ad Lib.’ club demystifies how the music industry works, looks at latest trends and provides a much needed springboard to get the best start.
Members learn from industry experts, attend masterclasses, receive mentorship, collaborate together with co-writing and band development opportunities, receive feedback, share their songs with each other and gain exposure to a wider audience.
Sessions are on Wednesdays at 6pm to 6:45pm (UK time), the first and third week of each month, via Zoom. All sessions are recorded and can be viewed afterwards. You can join at any time.
Membership has a time commitment of up to 1.5 hours per month with both guidance from industry experts and an open mentoring session.
Some of the questions we’ll answer are: What are the roles in the music industry and how do they work together? What are the multiple ways songwriters generate revenue? How do I create a unique creative identity/brand and engage my audience? How do I stand out? How do I build my fanbase? What are the latest trends for getting the most impact out of social media? How do I copyright my music? When do I need a manager? Is getting a record deal the priority? When do I need to invest in recording/producing my music to a higher quality? How can I get work experience in the music industry? How do I find like-minded peers to collaborate with and support each other on our musical journeys? What should I be focusing on now?
If you are a talented songwriter aged 13-18 and want to take your musical journey to the next level, we’d love to hear from you. Ad Lib membership will give you an accessible opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the music industry & maximise your opportunities.
You can join at any time. Membership is by invitation or successful application only. Express your interest in joining ‘Ad Lib.’ by completing the application form below. Then we’ll get in touch with you shortly.
Please note, the Ad Lib. programme is distinct from the Song Academy weekly songwriting clubs programme (open to all young people with programmes tailored to age groups and level of songwriting experience) having a focus on developing members’ songwriting skills in small groups with termly live/online gigs to friends and family. Many young songwriters will be interested in being members of both ‘Ad Lib’ and our weekly songwriting programmes.
‘AD LIB’ membership is by invitation and successful application only. Members must be considered talented songwriters by Song Academy. All co-writing initiatives will be with songwriters of the same age.
There are two membership options which aim to be accessible for all:
Monthly Ad Lib. membership fee of £25 per month (under £6 per week), or
Annual Ad Lib. membership fee of £270 per year (£22.50 per month)