Unparalleled insight into the craft and trends behind today's hit songs.
Utilized by songwriters, producers, publishers, labels, and other music industry professionals, our proprietary data and analysis help subscribers hone their craft, make strategic songwriting and production decisions, spot trends, benchmark songs, and stay ahead of the curve in a fast-changing musical landscape.
Songwriters, composers, engineers, and producers are utilizing Hit Songs Deconstructed to:
- Hone their craft by studying proven current hits.
- Continually update their toolbox with the latest writing and production techniques being used in today’s hits as they become available.
- Understand WHY today’s hits connect with such a wide audience.
- Gain insight into how to successfully channel unique creativity into commercially viable songs.
- Develop an instinctual approach to writing songs for mainstream success.
- Make more targeted pitches to music libraries and production houses who are looking for current sounding music and/or sound-alike’s for spots.
- Give themselves an edge in a very competitive music industry.
Music industry professionals, such as publishers, labels, music libraries, production houses are using Hit Songs Deconstructed to:
- Make informed decisions in a fast-paced musical landscape.
- 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.
About Hit Songs Deconstructed
Hit Songs Deconstructed Reports
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.
IMMERSION Searchable Database
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 Top 10 Trend Report
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.
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 Mastery Workshop:
Writing, Producing and Thinking 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. By attending this workshop you will further develop your critical listening skills and take your craft to the next level.
Hit Songs Deconstructed Reports
Take a deep dive into the songwriting and production techniques that make today’s hits so successful with Hit Songs Deconstructed Reports.
Believer, the lead single from Imagine Dragons’ third studio album, Evolve, is the fruit of a collaboration between Imagine Dragons and Pop hitmakers Mattman & Robin and Justin Tranter, who have also co-written hits for Selena Gomez, DNCE and Nick Jonas…READ REPORT
Released in February 2017, Stay is a collaboration between EDM DJ/producer Zedd and vocalist Alessia Cara, whose emotive vocals bring the lovelorn lyrics to life. While the song possesses many characteristics that enable it to easily connect with a wide…READ REPORT
Body Like A Back Road Deconstructed
Released in February 2017, Sam Hunt’s "Body Like A Back Road" was the first Country single to land in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 since the Florida Georgia Line / Nelly collaboration "Cruise" back in 2013. It performed exceptionally well on the Country…READ REPORT
I Don't Wanna Live Forever Deconstructed
Written for the blockbuster film "Fifty Shades Darker", "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever" marks the return of Taylor Swift for the first time since her 2014 album, "1989". The song was written by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew, with Antonoff producing the track.…READ REPORT
Shape of You Deconstructed
It’s safe to say that Ed Sheeran made the right decision when he chose to keep "Shape Of You" for himself as opposed to pitching it to other artists (Rihanna was one that he had in mind). Released as one of two lead singles from…READ REPORT
PLANS & PRICING
Not sure which plan is right for you?
Hit Songs Deconstructed Offers Three Subscription Tiers.
$24.99/month or $249.99/year
Think “Cliffs Notes.” This subscription level is ideal for the individual songwriter, producer and music industry professional who is looking to stay in tune with the songwriting and production techniques that are making today’s songs a success through our Essentials Report, which features concise take-aways from the PRO report, our quarterly Genre Report and the IMMERSION searchable database.
$49.99/month or $524.99/year
This subscription level is ideal for the songwriter, producer and music industry professional who is committed to seriously studying today’s hits in order to understand the what, how and why behind today’s current chart-topping hit.
You get everything the Essentials Subscriber receives plus the comprehensive Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report and the IMMERSION trend module which includes industry and compositional trend searches.
Our academic subscription offers flexible and highly discounted yearly licenses. They include unlimited use by faculty and students and the rights to use Hit Song Deconstructed in the classroom. Subscriptions are set up through the academic institution’s library network so that users are automatically logged in when accessing the site from the library network.
Institutional Site Licenses
Hit Songs Deconstructed offers flexible site licenses customized to your needs. Pricing is based on the number of users who require access to the site. Site licenses can be set up through a specific IP address or by individual users.
For more information and/or pricing, please contact Yael Penn at yael@HitSongsDeconstructed.com
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