Gain unparalleled insight into the craft and trends behind today's hit songs!
Workshops (value of $299 each)
The Quarterly Hit Songs Deconstructed Trend Brief
The Mastery Workshop:
Writing, Producing & Thinking with a Hit Song Mentality
The IMMERSION Database: Powerful analytics for the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100:
The database boasts over 200 searchable criteria and 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.
- 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.
- Gain insight into what current hit songs have in common – and what is setting them apart.
- Identify the key ingredients that are making current chart-topping songs “tick.”
- Improve communication between creative executives / A&R’s and writers.
- Quantify gut feelings for hit songwriting trends with factual data.
- Benchmark new songs and artists against those with a proven track record.
Search 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.
In-depth reports focusing on songwriting and production techniques featuring insightful analysis:
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.
Quarterly Trend Reports
This report details the compositional trends of the songs that chart in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during a specific quarter across 25+ categories, including song length, genres and influences, instruments, 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.
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.
Join the elite group of songwriters, producers and music industry professionals who use Hit Songs Deconstructed to make informed songwriting, production and business decisions!
“My entire thought process as a producer, an engineer, a musician, and a songwriter are flushed out in the pages of the HSD reports.”
- Prince Charles Alexander, Grammy Award winning producer, audio engineer, recording artist and professor, Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music
"Even though I've been writing professionally for over ten years, I've found several nuggets of gold in each presentation that have improved my writing already."
- Roy Stride, Songwriter, Producer, Artist - One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Scouting for Girls
"I am honestly blown away by the amount of information you provide on each of these songs, practically like a thesis deserving of a degree. From a songwriting standpoint, so much of this information is so helpful, and the time saving benefits are enormous."
- KC Porter, Grammy winning producer/songwriter/recording artist Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Ozomatli, Boyz II Men, Selena