What People Are Saying About Hit Songs Deconstructed
"Spot on with the analysis and relevant to any music theory, composer, songwriter, or producer in the game now. Bravo!”
Producer, Young M.A., Chris Brown, Lil Wayne
“By identifying the tools that were employed in hits, writers can incorporate them into their own songs--using techniques that have proven successful--while putting their own spin, and their own unique creative angle on them.
HSD does the research for me. It’s an amazing tool--and one I highly recommend.”
Songwriter w/50 million albumsales/top-selling author, Billboard Books
"The depth, detail and level of care that Hit Songs Deconstructed exercises in their song analysis is something I want my students to aspire to."
Director of Popular Music Pedagogy
Founding Director of Popular Music Program
USC Thornton School of Music
"ASCAP aims to provide members with a multifaceted toolchest to augment their craft and their careers. Hit Songs Deconstructed is a cutting-edge service that can support our members' creative process with in-depth data and analysis of current songwriting techniques."
ASCAP, Chief Strategy & Digital Officer
“What I learn from these workshops and the Hit Songs Deconstructed website in one month would take me years to figure out on my own.
If you’re truly serious about being a professional in this business, Hit Songs Deconstructed will put you on that path.”
"My entire thought process as a producer, an engineer, a musician, and a songwriter are fleshed out in the pages of the HSD reports."
"Prince" Charles Alexander
Professor, Music Production & Engineering/Commercial Record Production, Berklee College of Music
Grammy-winning, multi-platinum producer, audio engineer, and recording artist
“Hit Songs Deconstructed has really pushed my music to a competitive level."
Pop Recording Artist
"I've been writing professionally for over ten years but I've found several nuggets of gold in each presentation that have improved my writing already.”
Hit Songwriter, Producer, Artist
One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Scouting for Girls
“The masterclass was so informative! Seeing what I usually hear in a visual form really solidifies things. I love the multiple visual explanations!”
Singer, songwriter, live sound engineer, auctioneer, CEO of Sound Barn Publishing
"Hit Songs Deconstructed is a great teaching tool and an extremely valuable resource for my songwriting students. We’ve made it an integral part of the songwriting curriculum at MTSU."
Associate Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music
Grammy nominated songwriter w/20 million album sales
“This was one of the most thorough, well-presented and thought-out master classes on pop writing I have ever experienced."
Grammy nominated musician, film composer, producer and arranger
Prince, Elvis Costello, Miley Cyrus, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Akon, Wu Tang Clan, DJ Premiere, Guru
Which plan is right for you?
How is HSD being used by songwriters, producers, A&Rs, and others?
- Stay on top of latest writing and production techniques
- Understand what hit songs have in common
- Increase the impact of a song during the rewrite process
- Gain insight into why current hits are connecting with large audiences
- Stay in tune with hit song compositional and industry trends
- Quantify gut feelings with factual data
- Spot evolving trends for sub-genres, influences, key, tempo, form, seasonal relationships, and much more
- Find reference tracks
- Benchmark songs against hits with a proven track record
- Make more targeted pitches to music libraries and production houses who are looking for current sounding music and/or sound-alikes for spots