Hit Songs Deconstructed provides powerful analytical tools for today's music industry professional.
Hit Songs Deconstructed offers discounted corporate site licenses.
With a focus on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10, our interactive, searchable database and in-depth reports keep you in tune with current and emerging trends for today’s hits.
Why the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10? Because these are the songs that are most successful and reflect the pulse of today’s mainstream music in the US.
Unlike other resources which focus on analytics for sales, streams, download, engagement and radio airplay, Hit Songs Deconstructed provides data and analysis for today’s most successful songs at the compositional level. Our proprietary data and analysis will help your company make strategic songwriting, production and business decisions armed with hit songwriting analytics.
- Stay ahead of the curve by spotting current, evolving and waning compositional trends
- Benchmark new songs and artists against those with a proven track record
- Maximize communication between A&R, creative executives, artists, writers, and producers
- Quantify “gut feeling” with factual data
- Supplement sales, streaming, engagement, and radio airplay data with songwriting analytics
- Make strategic decisions armed with songwriting analytics
What does a Corporate License include?
The IMMERSION Searchable Database:
Analytics You Won't Find Anywhere Else
IMMERSION is your gateway to understanding the mainstream music scene at the compositional level. With a focus on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10, IMMERSION provides you with an array of tools to stay in tune with current and emerging trends for today’s hits.
Updated weekly as songs enter the Top 10, this robust, fully interactive database houses proprietary data for the compositional characteristics of these songs, as well as related industry data for songwriters, artists, producers and record labels.
Searches include the ability find songs with very specific compositional characteristics, search for compositional and industry trends, and compare compositional characteristics across multiple songwriters, artists, producers, record labels and songs.
Every song in the database includes a dedicated page detailing its key compositional characteristics related to genres and influences, lead vocal, lyrics and song structure, as well as other useful information such chart position, links to lyrics, the official video and more.
The Quarterly Trend Report:
A snapshot of Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Trends
With music evolving at lightning speed, it’s essential to stay up to date with the latest trends.
Published on a quarterly basis, The Trend Report keeps you in tune with compositional and industry trends for the songs that reflect the pulse of today’s mainstream music in the US, the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10.
In this report, we look at a range of compositional trends such as key, tempo, instruments, genres, influences, and song structure characteristics. On the industry side, we cover an array of artist, writer and label trends such as chart performance (staying power, placement and prominence), single artist vs. featured artists, songwriter/artist collaborations and more.
The Hit Song Deconstructed Report:
The Inner-Workings of Hit Songs
Our flagship report, The Hit Song Deconstructed Report provides unparalleled insight into the inner-workings of a current chart-topping hit. Each report contains a wealth of actionable insights that will help you take your craft to a heightened level. Our flagship report, The Hit Song Deconstructed Report provides unparalleled insight into the inner-workings of a current chart-topping hit. Each report contains a wealth of actionable insights that will help you take your craft to a heightened level.
Leaving no stone unturned, this report meticulously analyzes the songwriting and production techniques that went into crafting the song, including song structure, energy, genres and influences, instruments and accompaniment, harmony, vocal production and melody, lyrics, rhymes, narrative, and more.
These reports have been described as “a thesis deserving of a degree” by GGrammy-winning producer/recording artist KC Porter, and Grammy Award winner/Berklee College of Music Professor, Prince Charles Alexander, has expressed that the “level of depth in a single Hit Songs Deconstructed report is a full semester’s worth of information.” By studying these reports, you will learn what makes the song so effective and come away with an array of tools and techniques to help you channel your unique creativity for success.
The Hit Song Deconstructed Videos:
Narrated and Visualized in Logic Pro X
These videos take you on a section-by-section walkthrough – from intro to outro – of the songwriting and production techniques used to craft a chart-topping hit.
Videos are led by Hit Songs Deconstructed co-founder, David Penn, they are approximately one hour long, and each section is visualized with its arrangement in Logic Pro X.
The Quarterly Trend Brief: A live, Online Meeting
At the beginning of each quarter, Hit Songs Deconstructed offers a Trend Brief, a live, online meeting presenting a run-down of the compositional and industry trends for the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. We focus on the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 because they are today’s most successful songs and reflect the pulse of today’s mainstream music in the US.
During this meeting we review:
- Trends for the Top 10 for the previous quarter and for the past four quarters
- Trends for #1 Hits
- Trends for new songs vs. songs that carried over from the previous quarter
- Trends by primary genre
Some of the many compositional trends that we look at include key, tempo, instruments, genres, influences, and song structure characteristics. On the industry side, we cover an array of artist, writer and label trends such as chart performance (staying power, placement and prominence), single artist vs. featured artists, songwriter/artist collaborations and more.
This online meeting is a quick and easy way to stay in tune with current and evolving trends and help you stay ahead of the curve in a fast-changing musical landscape.