How will you benefit from a subscription?
Hit Songs Deconstructed helps you understand today's mainstream music scene at the compositional level. It provides you with cutting-edge tools to make informed songwriting, production and business decisions armed with actual hit songwriting analytics.
Songwriters, composers, engineers, and producers use HSD to:
- Channel unique artistic vision to connect with the widest possible audience
- Stay on the cutting edge with the latest songwriting and production techniques
- Get through the door – and stay in the door – with publishers and labels
- Develop an instinctual approach to writing songs for mainstream success
- Stay current and relevant in a fast-changing musical landscape
Publishers, labels, music libraries, and production houses use HSD to:
- Gain a broader and deeper understanding today’s mainstream music 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
- Maximize communication between A&R, Creative Execs, Artists, Writers and Producers
- Quantify “gut feeling” with factual data
What does a PRO subscription 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.
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.
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, 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 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. Leaving no stone unturned, 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.
Each report is presented in a practical, easy to follow manner through a combination of commentary, charts, graphs, and notation. 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.
Quarterly Trend Report: A snapshot of Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Trends
Published on a quarterly basis, this report delivers a concise, data-driven snapshot of Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 compositional and industry trends.
Among the many topics covered are compositional trends such as genres, influences, instruments, tempo, key 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.
What does a PREMIERE subscription include?
A Premiere subscription includes everything you get with a PRO subscription plus complimentary admission to virtual workshops.
Writing and Producing with a Hit Song Mentality
This workshop provides you with proven tools and techniques that will transform the way you approach your craft. Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology, we examine the compositional trends driving the Top 10 of the Hot 100 and then takes a deep dive into the songwriting and production techniques being used in today’s hits. At the end of this workshop, you will walk away with an in-depth understanding of the songwriting and production techniques that make today’s chart-topping songs so effective and develop an instinctual approach to songwriting that will allow you to channel your unique creativity in a way that is primed for commercial success.
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 delivering concise, data-driven snapshot of the compositional and industry trends for the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Among the many topics covered are compositional trends such as genres, influences, instruments, tempo, key 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.