What does a PRO subscription include?
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.
The 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.
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.
A PREMIERE subscription includes everything you get with a PRO subscription plus:
Complimentary admission to our virtual workshop Writing and Producing with a Hit Song Mentality (value of $299)
Exclusive access to our Live Quarterly Trend Brief (not available to PRO subscribers)
A complimentary custom Benchmark Report (value of $299).
Writing and Producing with a Hit Song Mentality
This intensive two-day, 6-hour workshop will transform the way you approach your craft. Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology, you will learn what makes today’s hits so effective, get in tune with current trends, and come away with a wealth of hit songwriting techniques and knowledge to help channel your unique creativity into songs that connect.
Among the many topics covered are structure, energy & dynamics, techniques for hooking the listener in and leaving them wanting more, vocal melody & production, hooks, lyrics, genres & influences, standout factors and much more.
Custom Benchmark Report of Your Song
Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology, we will do an analysis of your song’s key compositional characteristics and compare them to those of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during the past year. Your custom Benchmark Report will provide you with a detailed picture of which aspects of your song are in line with today’s Billboard Top 10 Hits, and which are not.
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.
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
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.
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, producers, and engineers 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