Song Arts Academy, which evolved out of BMI’s Contemporary Songwriters Workshop, starts a new 5-week Workshop Intensive beginning Tuesday, July 28, in midtown Manhattan. More than 225 songwriters have attended the workshop in the past 18 months, focusing on learning advanced song crafting techniques used by the world’s elite pop songwriters to create hit songs. Through weekly writing assignments, critiquing studies, song title evaluation, and other strategies, songwriters learn a “new vocabulary” of how to listen to hit songs and apply that knowledge to their own work. Seating is limited to 15. For more information and to apply, visit: www.songartsacademy.com.