Song Critique Service

Get personalized, professional feedback on your songs

What It Is

Receiving a Song Critique is a great way to get feedback on your songs or make sure your songs are at their absolute best before you submit for a competition or spend hundreds or thousands of dollars recording it.

You’ll get detailed and personalized feedback on your songs, designed to help you achieve your specific goals and improve your writing skills in general.

You’ll have the opportunity to get feedback on any specific area you’re particularly interested in, otherwise you’ll receive feedback on whatever parts of the song seem most important.


How It Works

1) You pre-pay for as many song critiques as you want via this page. (Payment is secured by PayPal.)

2) Once payment clears, you’ll get the link to submit your materials within 48 hours. You’ll also get chance to tell me a bit about your songs, and any areas you’re specifically looking for feedback on.

3) I spend some quality time listening to your songs, then write a personalized, 300-word report on each song.

4) You receive your professional, personalized report in your inbox within seven working days.

Ed – thanks so much for the thoughtful, insightful critique. We were so thrilled that you thought the songs were working – that means a lot to us – and your notes are great. Really smart, insightful and helpful. Just wanted to say thanks so much.

Steven, Chicago


You can submit MP3 recordings or demos, Soundcloud links, lyric sheets and/or PDF scores if you have them. Generally, I can give you the most helpful feedback if you send a) a recording and b) a lyric sheet or score I can follow along with.

Purchase your critiques to be automatically directed to the submission page:

(Please be ready to submit materials for all critiques within 48 hours.)

Ed Bell Headshot | Song Critique Service

Hello. I’m Ed Bell and I created The Song Foundry in 2014.

I’ve been working in music education for over a decade and coaching songwriters one-to-one at The Song Foundry since 2015.

In that time I’ve gotten really good at inspiring, challenging and motivating songwriters to improve their writing skills and reach their goals. This is what I do in everything I do at The Song Foundry, including offering songwriting critiques.

In each 300-word critique you’ll get feedback on what is working well in your song as well as what you can do to make your song bolder, clearer or more interesting, or what you should think about to develop your skills in your next song.

It’s your song. You’re the boss. I’m never going to tell you what you have to do, or even what you should do – just what to think about to improve. And there’s no rating your song out of ten or tearing it apart: it’s just about giving you the honest, in depth and inspiring feedback that’s going to help you reach your goals.

100% Money Back Guarantee

I’m really confident you’ll love the feedback you get but I want you to be confident in your purchase too. If you receive feedback that isn’t helpful, feels like a total downer or makes no sense to you, just let me know. I’ll do my best to fix it within seven working days. And if you’re still unhappy, I’ll send you a full refund – seriously – no questions asked.

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