The Song Foundry is about sharing great songwriting ideas with the world. We think smart songwriters are better songwriters. We think self-promotion is important but we think self-development is important too. We think everyone who wants access to first-rate songwriting training should be able to find it, so we started doing what we could to make it available online.


We launched our new website in Summer 2015 and it’s the the hub of everything we do: Articles packed with ideas, tips and inspiration, a Bookshelf of useful resources by some great authors, and access to Skype Coaching for anyone who wants some one-on-one attention. From time to time you’ll be able to hang out with us in real life too: we’re working on Masterclasses, Courses and in-person Coaching opportunities around the world as we think we can best serve our community.


Ed Bell

Ed is The Song Foundry’s emcee and CEO. He’s a composer, lyricist, musical director and educator. He’s an eclectic mix of old-school values and new-school ideas. He studied at Cambridge University and The Royal College of Music, London. He was born in Yorkshire in the UK and now lives mostly in London and New York.

Ed writes a lot for theatre and has worked on a handful of off-West End and off-Broadway projects. He’s written pop, rap, theatre music and classical music and has been teaching music for over a decade, holding long-term posts at The Royal College of Music, St Edward’s School Oxford and Reach Cambridge Summer Schools.