The Artists League

Critically acclaimed, Top-40 chart-topping, recording artist and singer-songwriter, Dean Friedman, presents a funny, informative, thoroughly practical and easy to follow course on how to write your own songs.

Using examples from well-known songs by top songwriters, as well as his own catalog of international chart-topping hits, Friedman explains the basic structure of songs and explores the art and practical craft of songwriting in clear, easy to understand language. 

The Songwriters Handbook offers rare insight into the minute-to-minute songwriting process from the perspective of a chart-topping songwriter who has been hailed by critics, and fans alike, as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation.

Songwriters Handbook

 "Songsmith Extraordinaire!” – MusicWeek

“Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant” – ThreeWeeks.

“Dean Friedman's songs are the soundtrack of our lives" – The New York Times


Dean Friedman is a New York based singer/songwriter/recording artist with a string of international chart-topping hits, TV/Film soundtracks and commercials to his credit.

Classic hits like Ariel, Lydia, Lucky Stars, Rocking Chair, McDonald’s Girl and Woman of Mine have established him as a master songsmith. He enjoys a loyal international following, tours regularly and conducts Songwriting Masterclasses at universities and music conservatories around the world.