A Deconstruction of Techniques and Trends
Behind a Decade of Max Martin Top 10 Hits

(Includes Video Recording of the Live Masterclass + Masterclass Materials)

A deep dive into the melody and hook-writing techniques

behind one of the most prolific hitmakers of all time, Max Martin.

From Britney to Ariana, Justin T to Justin B and beyond, Max Martin has crafted countless chart-topping hits for A-list artists for over two decades.

Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology to analyze over 50 of Max Martin’s Top 10 hits going back to 2010, this masterclass takes a deep dive into Martin’s most effective techniques for hooking the listener in, leaving them wanting more, MAXimizing the chorus, and much more.

Throughout the masterclass, we cover an array of topics, including:

  • Melodic math and K.I.S.S. ME melodies (Keep It Simple, Singable and Memorable)
  • An array of intro and outro techniques to hook the listener in and leave them wanting more
  • Strategic hook creation and placement
  • Hook foreshadowing and creative reinforcement (knowing the chorus before you hear it)
  • Chorus melody writing and arrangement
  • And much more!

This masterclass will provide you with unique insight into how his songwriting has evolved from 2010 to today and you'll come away with an array of tools and techniques that you can use to make your own music more infectious and engaging.

Who should buy this masterclass?

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

What knowledge of songwriting and music theory is required?

A solid foundation in the basic craft of songwriting and music theory is highly recommended.

What is the basis for the material covered?

Max Martin's Hot 100 Top 10 hits from 2010 - 2022

How is the material be conveyed?

Hit Songs Deconstructed masterclasses feature a combination of audio examples, graphs, charts, commentary, and, in some cases, Logic Pro sessions to illustrate principles and techniques.

Active listening exercises are at the core our masterclasses, so make sure you watch the masterclass with high quality audio/headphones.


  • The video recording of the live masterclass
  • The PDF of the masterclass presentation deck
  • A Spotify playlist with all the songs referenced during the presentation

How long will i have access to the masterclass video and materials?

You will have unlimited access to the video and masterclass materials.

Invaluable insights into the methods of the world's greatest commercial songwriter.

Steve Leslie, // Songwriter/Producer

Length: 3.5 Hours

Format: Video recording of the live masterclass accompanied by a downloadable companion presentation deck.

Release Date: 2022

Price: $399

A superbly organized and heavily detailed study of all things Max.

Andy Karp // Partner, Artist Haven

Provides a lot of in-depth analysis, which is very valuable. Will definitely gear your mindset for top hits.

Sandy Chen //

Songwriter, Warner Chappell Music

I was blown away by the Max Martin Hits masterclass. So thorough and insightful - a great blend of theory and art.

Amy Sky // Recording Artist/Songwriter/Producer

As a longtime songwriter, I learned some new things and some valuable tips and tricks.

Gerald O'Brien, // Producer/Songwriter/Composer

Delved much deeper into melodic math than I anticipated.

Jules Lai, // Songwriter

Ready to dive into the
inner-workings of Max Martin hits?