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DECODING HIT SONG PRODUCTION

Get Inside the Hit Song Matrix
and Discover the Patterns and Science Behind Today's Hits

Saturday, May 15th| 11AM - 2PM ET| Online

What People Are Saying About Hit Songs Deconstructed Masterclasses

Today’s hitmakers understand that
great music is made where art and science meet.

That’s why they combine their unique creativity with tried and true techniques for arranging their songs, composing earworm melodies, and writing lyrics that connect with widespread audiences.

If you want to compete at the highest levels, you need start using them too.

Sometimes you just can’t get a song out of your head…
want to know why?

Do you want to better understand how today's hitmakers approach song production and mixing?

Join us for this one-of-a-kind, hands-on, interactive workshop, where we pull back the curtain on the science and patterns behind today’s hit vocal melodies and the vocal delivery techniques that bring them to life!

If so, join us for this masterclass where we David Penn and special guest, Grammy-winning, multi-platinum producer and engineer, Prince Charles Alexander, pull back the curtain on the science and patterns behind how today's hits are methodically produced and mixed.

In a live Pro Tools session, we'll take a deep dive into two recent hit song case studies to explore the methodical production techniques that made them so effective. You'll gain rare insight into the producer/engineer thought process and come away with an array of proven techniques geared to help your songs compete on the hit song stage.

This masterclass will cover:
• Selecting appropriate reverbs, delays and effects
• Balancing elements in the mix for a cohesive, professional sound
• Current production, mixing and editing techniques being used in today’s biggest hits
• Techniques for selecting and layering sounds for a full, well-rounded production
• And more!

Following the workshop, you will receive proprietary Hit Songs Deconstructed materials that will help you evaluate your melodies and apply the concepts and techniques learned to your own songs.

How will you benefit from this masterclass?

By attending this workshop, you will gain access to new tools that you can IMMEDIATELY START USING to take your music to the next level and channel your creativity into songs that can compete on the hit song stage.

You'll walk away with:
• A new lens through which to understand how today’s hits are strategically produced and mixed to heighten the listener’s emotional connection with a song
• A toolbox of proven techniques that will help take your song production to the next level
• Unique insight into the producer/engineer mindset and the thought process that goes into making production, editing and mixing decisions
• Proprietary Hit Songs Deconstructed materials that will help you objectively assess your music and prime them for maximum impact.

Decoding Hit Song Production is for you if:

• You want to compete at the highest levels and attain continued commercial success
• You want new tools to evaluate your songs' strengths and weaknesses and help prime them for maximum impact
• You are ready to take the leap and combine your unique creativity with a little bit of science

Guest Speaker: Prince Charles Alexander

Grammy winning, multi-platinum music producer, mixing engineer and professor at Berklee College of Music

Prince Charles Alexander is a Grammy winning, multi-platinum music producer, mixing engineer and professor at Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, he created the Commercial Record Production minor curriculum for the Music Production and Engineering major, co-authored the Vocal Production course and authored the Commercial Vocal Production graduate course for Berklee Online. From 2005 to 2014 he also taught at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Prince Charles’ client list includes Mary J. Blige, Sting, Destiny’s Child, Aretha Franklin, the Notorious BIG, J Lo and Diddy. But, his most recent successes are those of his former students, including two that are currently garnering huge success as artists in the music industry, Charlie Puth and Maggie Rogers.

Your Host: 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.

“Amazing workshop. Spot on with the analysis and relevant to any music theory, composer, songwriter, or producer in the game now. Bravo!”
– Dr. O, producer, 
Young M.A., Chris Brown, Lil Wayne

“The same day after attending my first workshop I was able to easily understand and fix my melody, and now my song is so much easier to sing and more memorable. Thank you Hit Songs Deconstructed!”
– Chris Ishoy, ASCAP songwriter and producer at Iplaydat Music

“For those of you concerned about producing and writing hit songs while staying current, this masterclass is for you. Wonderful insight into what makes these current hit songs appeal so well to the artists audience.”
– Atom Troy, Professor/Artist

“The masterclass was so informative! Seeing what I usually hear in a visual form really solidifies things. I love the multiple visual explanations!”
-Carrie Cunnignham, singer, songwriter, live sound engineer, auctioneer, CEO of Sound Barn Publishing

“Insight like no other into vocal melodic patterns of pop hit songs.”
– Pablo Arango

“This was one of the most thorough, well-presented and thought out master classes on pop writing I have ever experienced. It was also made user friendly by the teacher’s deep understanding of the music he was teaching about.”
– Jay Rodriguez, Grammy nominated musician, film composer, producer and arranger
Prince, Elvis Costello, Miley Cyrus, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Akon, Wu Tang Clan, DJ Premiere, Guru

“Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop! Jam packed full of information. Presented in an easy to understand way with case studies to illustrate the points made. Highly recommended!”
-Diana Watt

“Hit Songs Deconstructed is in a class of its own. Shedding in-depth analysis for those ready to consume it. From singer songwriter through production, to industry and market trends. No one does it like HSD.”
– Andre Jarreau

“This is a great workshop and provides truly valuable tools.  I found myself wanting to just start writing.  It was inspirational.”
David Boller, Songwriter/Producer

Limited Seats Available

Decoding Hit Song Arrangement is a prerequisite for this masterclass. To register for both masterclasses, click below.

Your registration includes both live masterclasses (Decoding Hit Song Arrangement and Decoding Hit Song Production) with plenty of time for Q&A, a copy of the presentation decks, exclusive Hit Songs Deconstructed materials to assess your songs and optimize them for commercial success, and access to the masterclass videos.

Registration Price: $239 | Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.