Balancing Unique Artistry with Commercial Appeal

Saturday, September 18th | 12PM - 3PM ET | Online

Join us for this live, online masterclass where we take a deep dive into the works of one of the most unique and innovative artist and songwriter in today’s music scene – Billie Eilish.

Through an array of case studies spanning her two albums – 2019’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and 2021’s upcoming Happier Than Ever – you will gain unique insight into Billie and producer FINNEAS’s sound, how it has evolved, how they balance their unique artistry with commercial appeal, and how they keep this perfectly in line with Billie’s persona in the public eye.

By attending this masterclass, you will come away not only with a deep understanding of the craft and production behind this duo’s body of work, but with insight into how you can carve out your own unique niche in today’s ultra-competitive musical market.

Your registration includes:

  • The live masterclass with plenty of time for your questions
  • The masterclass presentation deck
  • The masterclass video, which will be made available following the masterclass
  • Access to HSD-Connect, the Hit Songs Deconstructed private, invitation-only community and network, where you can connect with past and present masterclass participants

Limited seats available.

Due to the intimate nature of this masterclass, there are limited seats available on a first-come first-served basis.

Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Subscribers get 10% off this event. PREMIER and SELECT subscribers receive complimentary admission. Click here to request your discount code.

Your Masterclass Instructor

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David Penn
Co-Founder, Hit Songs Deconstructed

David is a recognized expert in the craft and trends behind hit songs and has been featured by Billboard, Variety, Music Week, Canadian Musician Radio, BMI, Financial Times, and the Economist, to name a few. He also regularly guest lectures at top universities such as Berklee College of Music, NYU, and Frost School of Music, as well as at industry events such as Music Biz, DIY Musician Conference and others.

A music connoisseur of all time periods and genres, he is a “go-to” consultant for songwriters, producers, publishers and labels.

Frequently Asked Questions

What knowledge of songwriting and music theory do I need to understand what is being taught?
A solid foundation in the basic craft of songwriting and music theory is highly recommended.

Who is this meant for?
Songwriters, producers, instrumentalists and A&R/Music Industry Professionals who have the goal of being involved in today’s mainstream music scene.

What is the basis for the material covered?
We will focus on songs off of Billie’s two studio albums, When We Will All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and Happier Than Ever.

How will the material be conveyed?
The presentation will feature a combination of audio examples, graphs, charts, and commentary to illustrate principals and techniques

Will the video of the live masterclass be available after the conclusion of the masterclass?
Yes, the video is posted to the masterclass portal after the masterclass concludes.

Will Billie Eilish be at the masterclass?
No. The masterclass will deconstruct the techniques found in Billie Eilish’s hits.

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