Learn successful songwriting by co-writing with the best in the industry

Retreats

Academy145 is a new kind of experience for aspiring songwriters who prefer to learn by doing. Our program offers a first-hand view into what a professional creative career in the music industry looks like. During our intensive program, each attendee works directly with globally successful producers and writers to gain a clear understanding of what different industry players look for in both sync placements and artist cuts. Our emphasis on hands on collaboration means each attendee leaves with multiple finished, pitch-ready songs.

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Remote

Our exclusive week-long program will teach you how to co-write like a pro by working directly with established songwriters and producers in the music industry. No technical gear needed to participate. Have a listen to the track from our last camp.


Network

All participatants in our program get access to a private network of songwriters for the purpose of finding compatible collaborators.


Upcoming

Our Winter 2021 experience will be located in a secluded and historical cliffside mansion in Mismaloya, Mexico, offering aspiring and professional writers a chance to focus on their ideas while spending an entire week enjoying the "no shoes, no shirt, no problem" vibe. To stay informed about this program, upcoming remote camps, and be considered for the network, please apply here:

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Sponsors



Founders

Daphne Willis

Professional Songwriter
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Phil Brezina

Machinehead & Death Cab for Cutie

Tony Amoyal

Serial Entrepreneur