Better Songwriting 101

The Essentials for Improving Your Songwriting Skills Quickly and with Confidence

Learn at your own pace with guidance from a Grammy Nominee in the song writing capital of the world – Nashville, TN.

Start Writing Better Songs

Keys to Success

Get the secrets of successful writers and musicians with real world lessons and examples.

How To Prep

Learn the habits the pros use to  streamline and simplify the writing process.

How To Write

Master the skills that make the actual writing of songs easier, faster, and more enjoyable.

How To Edit

Discover the "secret" intensive rewrite process that turns a good starting point into a great song.

Get 40 years of songwriting experience and wisdom in less than 2 hours

"I wish this had existed

before I began my career

in Nashville"

-Sean G, Record Producer

What is Better Songwriting 101

Songwriting is a beautiful and brutal industry. With streaming making it easier than ever to put yourself out there, how do you write and craft quality songs that cut through the noise and put you on the map?

Learn how to navigate the reality of successful songwriting in the 21st century 

  • Get an accurate assessment of the industry and your own skills
  • Grow your abilities with tried-and-true songwriting techniques
  • Experience improved inspiration, writing, and editing
  • & much, much more!

Whether you’re writing just for your own enjoyment or in the serious pursuit of professional publication, you’ll get the insider information you need to start crafting better tunes and writing better songs in no time!

"I highly recommend

working with Beth

[and Music Row 411]"

-John Murdock

COO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Who can use Better Songwriting 101

  • Songwriters
  • Artists
  • Singers
  • Creatives
  • Musicians
  • Band Members
  • Music Teachers
  • And Anyone Who Writes Songs!

"This course exposes the unseen TRUTH about songwriting, the music industry, and how to ACTUALLY succeed as a musician today, not yesterday...I've never felt more prepared to take my ability and career to the next level!"

-Dave Muntner, Buffalo NY

Skills to start writing better songs

  • Developing your skills to access your own wellspring of unique inspiration
  • Create an ongoing flow of material which helps to prevent struggles with writer’s block
  • Creating successful routines that help you develop and improve your songwriting skills
  • Learning methods to hone your ear and listening skills
  • Discovering ways to avoid non productive or useless writing sessions and groups
  • Avoiding the pitfalls that can derail a songwriting career before it even has a chance to get off the ground
  • Learning the essential elements needed to record a high quality demo so you can pitch your songs

Writing Songs Is Hard,

Writing Great Songs Is Harder!

Whether you have professional aspirations or you write to exercise your creative juices, writing a song is tough.

And no matter where you fall on the spectrum, Better Songwriting 101 will help you write better songs and write them faster so you can focus on producing, performing, and improving.

Plus, you do all that without learning a bunch of complicated theory or wasting time on outdated practices.

What To Do Next

Choose between quarterly or annual membership using one of the options below.

This course has everything a songwriter needs to get focus and direction - not to mention a whole lot of wisdom - in captivating lessons that keep you engaged

Kevin McCarty

Owner & Founder, We Should Write Sometime

Beth has been a tremendous friend and mentor to Jeremy and me since we moved to Nashville a couple of years ago. Her extensive knowledge of the music industry is matched by her passion for helping entrepreneurs, songwriters, and artists

Jason Burchard

CEO / Co-Founder,

Frequently Asked Questions

Who exactly is this course for?

While we don’t pretend to have any restrictions on who can buy the course, we would suggest that those who will benefit the most from the course have at least some aspiration to write songs, either as hobby or as a profession, and a desire to improve their writing skills.

Is there any kind of guarantee?

As with all of our products here at Music Row 411, the Better Songwriting 101 course comes with our “Love it or Leave it” money-back guarantee. That means that if you don’t feel the course was worth your investment, we will refund your money, no questions asked.

Can I just buy the course later?

While you are welcome to buy at any point that works for your financial situation, we reserve the right to raise the price or switch away from lifetime access & upgrades at any moment. We will be raising the price with each new year and each version upgrade in the future. 

Can I refer my friends to the course / Music Row 411?

Yes, of course!

When does the course get updated?

While we do not have a definitive timeline for the update, we plan on taking feedback from our customers and implementing those recommendations into the curriculum as quickly as possible. While these updates will be continuous, not every update will result in a “version update.”

How long is the course?

While the videos could be completed in a single afternoon, as you might expect, many songwriters find tremendous benefit in taking their time with the course.


How do I access the course after I sign up?

You’ll receive an e-mail notification that will contain your directions to access the member’s login page. You’ll be able to access each of the modules to complete at your own pace. Each module contains video lessons with additional resources as appropriate.

"Beth's passion for, experience and dedication in the Nashville music community is unparalleled. She has first hand experience to back up everything she teaches and always has everyone's best interest at heart. She is constantly giving back to the community and MusicRow411 is just one example."

-Sheridan Gates, artist/songwriter

Preview The Course For Yourself

Section 1: Introduction to Songwriting and Music Row 411

  • How to get the most from the course
  • How to get the most from your career
  • How to approach songwriting as a hobby or profession
  • & more!

Section 2: The State of the Industry

  • Industry essentials and pillars of knowledge
  • How streaming affects songwriters (even megastars)
  • Assessing your place and role in the industry
  • & more!

Section 3: The Successful Writer’s Mentality

  • The essential components of a successful writing mindset
  • How to craft an effective song subject
  • The primary reasons people fail to find success in songwriting
  • & more!

Section 4: Songwriting Reality 101

  • Where to get started to take the next step in your career
  • The number one component of success in the industry
  • The things you absolutely must avoid when considering a move for your career
  • & more!

Section 5: Writing Prep and Ear Training

  • How to assess your current skills and needs for developing successful habits
  • How to train your ear to listen as a songwriter instead of as a consumer
  • How to maintain an idea book for never-ending writing inspiration
  • & more!

Section 6: Ready, Set, Write!

  • The right way to write a song
  • How to structure your songs
  • 10 easy steps to writing better songs
  • & more!

Section 7: Write It Tight

  • How to evaluate your song based on it’s own merits
  • The right way to go about rewriting your song
  • What to do when you are feeling overwhelmed by the editing process

Section 8: …And Now What?

  • Recording and demo considerations that could save you tons of cash (and possibly save your song!)
  • The one thing you should never do if you want a publisher to listen to your songs
  • What you need to know before you go into the studio (and the surprising answer about when you should pay for session musicians)
  • & more!

Section 9: Loose Ends

  • Resources
  • Checklists
  • Links
  • Other Courses
  • & more!

Unlike many people pretending to be experts, we are willing to put our money where our mouth is. You work hard for your money - and you deserve only the best.

That means every product, course, and program from Music Row 411 comes with our "Love It or Leave It" money-back guarantee.

If for any reason you complete the course and feel that it was not worth your investment, then simply contact our support team within 60 days with your name and email and you will get 100% of your money back.

No questions. No hassles. It's that simple.

Choose between quarterly or annual membership using one of the options below.

Beth Hall is one-of-a-kind. She pairs her amazing experience as a successful creative with her amazing experience as a business leader, connects them to one of the industry’s most influential networks, and delivers it all in a way that resonates with any audience she is in front of. If you’re interested in increasing your business success in the world of music, I highly recommend working with Beth [and Music Row 411.]

John Murdock

COO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center

I really like MusicRow411! This can be a game changer in helping artists and writers move more easily into the Music Business

Rod Essig

Co-Head, CAA

Why is Music Row 411 Different?


Too many "fake experts" peddle misleading, false, and often career-damaging advice to honest creatives looking for a career in the music industry.

MR411 is all about real information from trusted experts with tried and true experience - not imaginary or theoretical fluff.




You don't want a f*cking textbook, you want to be a rockstar (or write for one, or tour with one, or whatever - it's your dream and you should go for it!)

MR411 is committed to keeping content down-to-earth, digestible, and convenient so you can watch, learn, and then improve ASAP.



You're sick of a faceless, soul-crushing industry in love with itself and stuck in the past, full of outsized egos and predatory promoters - and guess what? So are we!

MR411 is here to create change in the industry - empowering creatives to take charge of their careers and apply their talents with confidence!

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Who is Behind Music Row 411?

Beth Raebeck Hall

Beth Raebeck Hall

Founder & CEO

Beth is a renowned and respected Nashvillian with more than 40 years in Music City USA. She's a founding member of TinPan South and has made a career writing, recording, publishing, and rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in the business. She also mentors and advises startups for Project Music at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center as she has since 2015.

Justin TW Hall

Justin TW Hall

Co-Founder & Chief Development Strategist

Justin is a Nashville-native marketing and sales maverick with more than 12+ years experience developing sales processes and marketing strategies small businesses. After cutting his teeth hawking merch and CDs in clubs while in middle school, he began a career in sales and founded the marketing agency Champion Brand Consulting in 2013.

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