Hit Songs Deconstructed Premiere


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A Premiere subscription includes everything you get with a PRO subscription plus complimentary admission to virtual workshops.

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Workshops (value of $299 each)

If you are a songwriter, producer, creative or A&R who is serious about honing your craft, these workshops are for you. By studying current hits you will stay on top of current trends and the latest writing and production techniques, and develop an instinctual approach for mainstream success.

THE QUARTERLY HITS SONGS DECONSTRUCTED TREND BRIEFS:
At the beginning of every quarter, Hit Songs Deconstructed offers a trend brief, a concise, data-driven webinar offering a snapshot of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 songwriting and industry trends.   Trends are visualized by both line graphs, which show the evolution of each trend over the past year, and bar graphs, which provide a trend snapshot for the quarter.

WRITING AND PRODUCING WITH A HIT SONG MENTALITY:
This workshop provides you with proven tools and techniques that will transform the way you approach your craft. Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology, we examine the compositional trends driving the Top 10 of the Hot 100 and then takes a deep dive into the songwriting and production techniques being used in today’s hits. At the end of this workshop, you will walk away with an in-depth understanding of the songwriting and production techniques that make today’s chart-topping songs so effective and develop an instinctual approach to songwriting that will allow you to channel your unique creativity in a way that is primed for commercial success.

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The Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report

Our flagship report, it provides an unparalleled deep dive into the inner-workings of a current chart-topping hit, and leaves no stone unturned. Presented in a practical manner through a combination of charts, graphs, notation and commentary, the reader comes away with a full understanding of the what, how and why behind how the hit was written and produced, and gains a wealth of songwriting and production techniques to add to their toolbox. Among the many areas covered are song structure, energy, genres and influences, instruments and accompaniment, harmony, vocal production and melody, lyrics, rhymes, narrative, Top 10 benchmarking and more.

Readers can study the entire report, or hone in on one particular area of interest, such as vocal melody, across multiple reports.

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The Essentials Report

Think of the PRO report as the “novel” and the Essentials report as the “Cliffs Notes.” Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, this streamlined version details high-level takeaways and compliments the PRO report by providing an alternative perspective, progressing from intro to outro.
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The Top 10 Compositional Trends Report

This report details the compositional trends of the songs that chart in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter across 28+ categories, including song length, genres and influences, instruments, first chorus occurrence, tempo, key and more.

The trend report is visualized with interactive trend graphs and provides the option of viewing them as line graphs, which show the evolution of each trend across a specified four-quarter time-period, or as bar graphs, which provide a trend snapshot for a specific quarter. Each data point is clickable and shows the songs behind the trends. Each song is clickable as well, and takes the reader to an abridged deconstruction detailing the song’s key characteristics.

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The Genre Report

This report provides subscribers with an at-a-glance comparison of the most popular compositional characteristics for each primary genre in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for a specified quarter, across 25+ categories. Presented as a fully interactive table, the user has the ability click on each result to view the songs that possess that particular characteristic, and then further drill down on the song to view its compositional characteristics.
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IMMERSION Searchable Database

The IMMERSION database is a database of hit songwriting decisions, compositional characteristics, production techniques and much more. Updated weekly, IMMERSION is a fully interactive database housing data on the key compositional characteristics and industry trends for songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

The database boasts over 200 searchable criteria and provides users with the ability to search for songs based on criteria such as compositional characteristics and production techniques using filters such as date range, peak chart position, and genre, to name a few. It also offers the ability to search for artist and songwriter performance and view compositional and industry trends quarter over quarter and year over year.

  • Stay ahead of the curve by spotting current, evolving, and waning trends.
  • Supplement sales, streaming, engagement, and radio airplay data with insight into the compositional trends behind those numbers.
  • Gain insight into what current hit songs have in common – and what is setting them apart.
  • Identify the key ingredients that are making current chart-topping songs “tick.”
  • Improve communication between creative executives / A&R’s and writers.
  • Quantify gut feelings for hit songwriting trends with factual data.
  • Benchmark new songs and artists against those with a proven track record.

Search results are displayed as charts, tables, line graphs and bar graphs with data points linking to the songs behind the trend. Each song is clickable as well, and takes the reader to an abridged deconstruction detailing the song’s key characteristics.

By studying today’s hits you become privy to the wealth of songwriting and production techniques that made these songs a success. You gain insight into HOW and WHY these songs are connecting with such a large audience.

  • Hit Songs Deconstructed is an invaluable tool for anyone who is serious about their craft and involved in mainstream music.
  • Our reports take a deep dive into the inner-workings of hit songs, highlighting the songwriting and production techniques that made these songs so effective.
  • Our robust searchable database provides the industry with valuable data that can be leveraged to make informed decisions.

Join the elite group of songwriters, producers and music industry professionals who use Hit Songs Deconstructed to make informed songwriting, production and business decisions!

“My entire thought process as a producer, an engineer, a musician, and a songwriter
are flushed out in the pages of the HSD reports.”

- Prince Charles Alexander, Grammy Award winning producer, audio engineer, recording artist and professor, Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music

Hit Songs Deconstructed Plans Comparison

For just $24.99/month, or $249.99/year, Essentials subscribers have access to:

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, Essentials delivers high-level takeaways through insightful analysis illustrated with charts, graphs and commentary, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit
songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Genre Report:
This report details the top compositional characteristics of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 by primary genre during any specific quarter.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Workshops:
Essentials subscribers receive 15% off all Hit Songs Deconstructed virtual workshops.

For just $49.99/month or $524.99/year, PRO subscribers have access to:

The Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report:
Take a deep dive into the what, how and why behind a current chart-topping hit. These exceptionally comprehensive reports feature a combination of impartial data and insightful analysis illustrated through charts, graphs and notation, and provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, this streamlined version details high-level takeaways from the PRO Report.

The Genre Report:
Details the top compositional characteristics of each primary genre in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter.

The Trend Report:
Details the compositional trends of the songs that charted in the Hot 100 across a four-quarter time period.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Easily search for industry and compositional trends quarter over quarter and year over year.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Workshops:
PRO subscribers receive 20% off all Hit Songs Deconstructed virtual workshops.

For $949/year, Premiere subscribers have access to:

Writing and Producing with a Hit Song Mentality:
Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology, this workshop takes a deep dive into the songwriting and production techniques being utilized in the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with a special focus on Max Martin hits. This workshop provides you with proven tools and techniques that will transform the way you approach your craft and get you writing and producing with a hit song mentality.

The Hit Songs Deconstructed Quarterly Trend Briefs:
At the beginning of every quarter, Hit Songs Deconstructed offers a trend brief, a concise, data-driven webinar offering a snapshot of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 songwriting and industry trends. Trends are visualized by both line graphs, which show the evolution of each trend over the past year, and bar graphs, which provide a trend snapshot for the quarter.

The Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report:
Our flagship report, it provides an unparalleled deep dive into the inner-workings of a current chart-topping hit, and leaves no stone unturned. Presented in a practical manner through a combination of charts, graphs, notation and commentary, the reader comes away with a full understanding of the what, how and why behind how the hit was written and produced and gains a wealth of songwriting and production techniques to add to their toolbox. Among the many areas covered are song structure, energy, genres and influences, instruments and accompaniment, harmony, vocal production and melody, lyrics, rhymes, narrative, Top 10 benchmarking and more. Readers can study the entire report, or hone in on one particular area of interest, such as vocal melody, across multiple reports.

The Essentials Report:
Think of the PRO report as the “novel” and the Essentials report as the “Cliffs Notes.” Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, this streamlined version details high-level takeaways, and compliments the PRO report by providing an alternative perspective, progressing from intro to outro.

The Genre Report:
This report provides subscribers with an at-a-glance comparison of the most popular compositional characteristics for each primary genre in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for a specified quarter, across 25+ categories. Presented as a fully interactive table, the user has the ability click on each result to view the songs that possess that particular characteristic, and then further drill down on the song to view its compositional characteristics.

The Top 10 Compositional Trends Report:
This report details the compositional trends of the songs that chart in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter across 28+ categories, including song length, genres and influences, instruments, the first chorus occurrence, tempo, key and more. The trend report is visualized with interactive trend graphs and provides the option of viewing them as line graphs, which show the evolution of each trend across a specified four-quarter time-period, or as bar graphs, which provide a trend snapshot for a specific quarter. Each data point is clickable and shows the songs behind the trends. Each song is clickable as well, and takes the reader to an abridged deconstruction detailing the song’s key characteristics.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
Updated weekly, IMMERSION is a fully interactive database housing data on the key compositional characteristics and industry trends for songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The database boasts over 200 searchable criteria, including genres and influences, lyrical themes, structural characteristics, songwriters, peak chart position, tempo and much more. IMMERSION provides users with the ability to search for songs based on criteria such as compositional characteristics and production techniques using filters such as date range, peak chart position, and genre, to name a few. It also offers the ability to search for artist and songwriter performance and view compositional and industry trends quarter over quarter and year over year. Results are displayed as charts, tables, line graphs and bar graphs with data points linking to the songs behind the trend. Each song is clickable as well and takes the reader to an abridged deconstruction detailing the song’s key characteristics.

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, Essentials delivers high-level takeaways through insightful analysis illustrated with charts, graphs and commentary, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Genre Report:
This report provides subscribers with an at-a-glance comparison of the most popular compositional characteristics for each primary genre in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for a specified quarter, across 25+ categories. Presented as a fully interactive table, the user has the ability click on each result to view the songs that possess that particular characteristic, and then further drill down on the song to view its compositional characteristics.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

The Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report:
Take a deep dive into the what, how and why behind a current chart-topping hit. These exceptionally comprehensive reports feature a combination of impartial data and insightful analysis illustrated through charts, graphs and notation, and provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, this streamlined version details high-level takeaways from the PRO Report.

The Genre Report:
Details the top compositional characteristics of each primary genre in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter.

The Trend Report:
Details the compositional trends of the songs that charted in the Hot 100 across a four-quarter time period.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Easily search for industry and compositional trends quarter over quarter and year over year.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology, you will gain insight into the what, how and why behind the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with a special focus on Max Martin hits. The songwriting and production techniques covered will be conveyed in a practical manner through a combination of charts, graphs, notation, commentary, and of course lots of listening. Advanced knowledge of music theory is not required, however, a basic understanding of songwriting is highly recommended. At the conclusion of each segment, there will be ample time for your questions.

The Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report:
Take a deep dive into the what, how and why behind a current chart-topping hit. These exceptionally comprehensive reports feature a combination of impartial data and insightful analysis illustrated throughcharts, graphs and notation, and provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.
The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, this streamlined version details high-level takeaways from the PRO Report.
The Genre Report:
Details the top compositional characteristics of each primary genre in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter.
The Trend Report:
Details the compositional trends of the songs that charted in the Hot 100 across a four-quarter time period.
IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Easily search for industry and compositional trends quarter over quarter and year over year.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

For just $24.99/month, or $249.99/year, Essentials subscribers have access to:

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, Essentials delivers high-level takeaways through insightful analysis illustrated with charts, graphs and commentary, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit
songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Genre Report:
This report details the top compositional characteristics of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 by primary genre during any specific quarter.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!