Hit Songs Deconstructed Essentials


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Each Essentials subscription includes:

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The Essentials Report

Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, Essentials delivers high-level takeaways through insightful analysis illustrated with charts, graphs and commentary, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.  Your subscription provides you with access to all previous reports as well as new ones, as they are published.
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The Genre Report

This report provides an at-a-glance comparison of the most popular compositional characteristics for each primary genre in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for a specified quarter, across 25+ categories. Presented as a fully interactive table, the user has the ability click on each result to view the songs that possess that particular characteristic, and then further drill down on the song to view its compositional characteristics.
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The IMMERSION Searchable Database

The IMMERSION searchable database is a database of hit songwriting decisions, compositional characteristics, production techniques and much more. Updated weekly, IMMERSION is a fully interactive database housing data on the key compositional characteristics and trends for songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including genres and influences, lyrical themes, structural characteristics, songwriters, peak chart position, tempo and much more.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Search results are displayed as 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.

Why Study the hits?

By studying today’s hits you’ll become privy to the wealth of songwriting and production techniques that made these songs a success. You’ll gain insight into HOW and WHY these songs are connecting with such a large audience.

Hit Songs Deconstructed provide you with tools to continuously take your craft to new heights.

"It’s an amazing tool--and one I highly recommend to my students and collaborators throughout the world.”

- Jason Blume, Songwriter w/50 million album sales/top-selling author, Billboard Books

Hit Songs Deconstructed Plans Comparison

For just $24.99/month, or $249.99/year, Essentials subscribers have access to:

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, Essentials delivers high-level takeaways through insightful analysis illustrated with charts, graphs and commentary, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit
songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Genre Report:
This report details the top compositional characteristics of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 by primary genre during any specific quarter.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Workshops:
Essentials subscribers receive 15% off all Hit Songs Deconstructed virtual workshops.

For just $49.99/month or $524.99/year, PRO subscribers have access to:

The Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report:
Take a deep dive into the what, how and why behind a current chart-topping hit. These exceptionally comprehensive reports feature a combination of impartial data and insightful analysis illustrated through charts, graphs and notation, and provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, this streamlined version details high-level takeaways from the PRO Report.

The Genre Report:
Details the top compositional characteristics of each primary genre in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter.

The Trend Report:
Details the compositional trends of the songs that charted in the Hot 100 across a four-quarter time period.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Easily search for industry and compositional trends quarter over quarter and year over year.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Workshops:
PRO subscribers receive 20% off all Hit Songs Deconstructed virtual workshops.

For $949/year, Premiere subscribers have access to:

Writing and Producing 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. This workshop provides you with proven tools and techniques that will transform the way you approach your craft and get you writing and producing with a hit song mentality.

The Hit Songs Deconstructed Quarterly Trend Briefs:
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 Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report:
Our flagship report, it provides an unparalleled deep dive into the inner-workings of a current chart-topping hit, and leaves no stone unturned. 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.

The Essentials Report:
Think of the PRO report as the “novel” and the Essentials report as the “Cliffs Notes.” Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, this streamlined version details high-level takeaways, and compliments the PRO report by providing an alternative perspective, progressing from intro to outro.

The Genre Report:
This report provides subscribers with an at-a-glance comparison of the most popular compositional characteristics for each primary genre in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for a specified quarter, across 25+ categories. Presented as a fully interactive table, the user has the ability click on each result to view the songs that possess that particular characteristic, and then further drill down on the song to view its compositional characteristics.

The Top 10 Compositional Trends Report:
This report details the compositional trends of the songs that chart in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter across 28+ categories, including song length, genres and influences, instruments, the first chorus occurrence, tempo, key and more. 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.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
Updated weekly, IMMERSION is a fully interactive database housing data on the key compositional characteristics and industry trends for songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The database boasts over 200 searchable criteria, including genres and influences, lyrical themes, structural characteristics, songwriters, peak chart position, tempo and much more. 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.

Hit Songs Deconstructed Plans Comparison

For just $24.99/month, or $249.99/year, Essentials subscribers have access to:

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, Essentials delivers high-level takeaways through insightful analysis illustrated with charts, graphs and commentary, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit
songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Genre Report:
This report details the top compositional characteristics of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 by primary genre during any specific quarter.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Workshops:
Essentials subscribers receive 15% off all Hit Songs Deconstructed virtual workshops.

For just $24.99/month, or $249.99/year, Essentials subscribers have access to:

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, Essentials delivers high-level takeaways through insightful analysis illustrated with charts, graphs and commentary, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit
songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Genre Report:
This report details the top compositional characteristics of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 by primary genre during any specific quarter.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Workshops:
Essentials subscribers receive 15% off all Hit Songs Deconstructed virtual workshops.

For just $49.99/month or $524.99/year, PRO subscribers have access to:

The Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report:
Take a deep dive into the what, how and why behind a current chart-topping hit. These exceptionally comprehensive reports feature a combination of impartial data and insightful analysis illustrated through charts, graphs and notation, and provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

The Essentials Report:
Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, this streamlined version details high-level takeaways from the PRO Report.

The Genre Report:
Details the top compositional characteristics of each primary genre in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter.

The Trend Report:
Details the compositional trends of the songs that charted in the Hot 100 across a four-quarter time period.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
The ultimate hit songwriting and production research tool, IMMERSION is the Hit Songs Deconstructed searchable database.

  • The database houses the songs that have entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Every song in the database includes a one-page deconstruction detailing the key compositional characteristics (and more).
  • It offers over 200 searchable criteria, including compositional characteristics, production techniques, peak chart position and more.
  • Easily search for industry and compositional trends quarter over quarter and year over year.
  • Practically every field in the database is clickable! Click on any field to find songs that possess the same characteristic. Careful, once you go down the rabbit hole, it’s hard to come back!

Workshops:
PRO subscribers receive 20% off all Hit Songs Deconstructed virtual workshops.

For $949/year, Premiere subscribers have access to:

Writing and Producing 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. This workshop provides you with proven tools and techniques that will transform the way you approach your craft and get you writing and producing with a hit song mentality.

The Hit Songs Deconstructed Quarterly Trend Briefs:
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 Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Report:
Our flagship report, it provides an unparalleled deep dive into the inner-workings of a current chart-topping hit, and leaves no stone unturned. 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.

The Essentials Report:
Think of the PRO report as the “novel” and the Essentials report as the “Cliffs Notes.” Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, this streamlined version details high-level takeaways, and compliments the PRO report by providing an alternative perspective, progressing from intro to outro.

The Genre Report:
This report provides subscribers with an at-a-glance comparison of the most popular compositional characteristics for each primary genre in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for a specified quarter, across 25+ categories. Presented as a fully interactive table, the user has the ability click on each result to view the songs that possess that particular characteristic, and then further drill down on the song to view its compositional characteristics.

The Top 10 Compositional Trends Report:
This report details the compositional trends of the songs that chart in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter across 28+ categories, including song length, genres and influences, instruments, the first chorus occurrence, tempo, key and more. 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.

IMMERSION Searchable Database:
Updated weekly, IMMERSION is a fully interactive database housing data on the key compositional characteristics and industry trends for songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The database boasts over 200 searchable criteria, including genres and influences, lyrical themes, structural characteristics, songwriters, peak chart position, tempo and much more. 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.