Writing and Producing with a Hit Song Mentality

A Hit Songs Deconstructed Mastery Workshop

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Saturday and Sunday
June 8 & 9, 2019, Online
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11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Both Days
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Price: $349
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Maximize Your Creativity
with Tools and Techniques from Today’s Hits!

Join us for this live, online workshop to learn the latest techniques today's hitmakers are using and how to incorporate them into your own songs!

Using guided critical listening exercises and visual aids, we will study the songwriting and production techniques that helped some of today's most successful songs become global hits.

Throughout the workshop we will cover techniques for:

  • Chorus Impact Maximization
  • Creating an Engaging Ride Through Energy and Arrangement Shifts
  • Hooking the Listener In and Leaving Them Wanting More
  • Creating Earworm Melodies
  • Heightening Engagement Through Vocal Production
  • Hook Maximization
  • “D” (Departure) Section Implementation
  • Building an Engaging and Memorable Narrative
  • Optimizing Your Song for the Marketplace through Genre/Influence Fusion
  • And MUCH more!

Critical listening exercises are at the core of this workshop. Together, we will listen to examples from recent hits, deconstruct the techniques being utilized and analyze why they are so effective.

At the conclusion of each segment, there will be ample time for your questions.

By attending this workshop, you'll come away with new insights, tools, and techniques that can immediately be applied to maximize your creative process.

Videos of all workshop segments will be made available following the workshop.

This workshop is led by Hit Songs Deconstructed founder, David Penn. Check out excerpts from his recent lecture at Berklee College of Music for a sneak peak of what to expect!

“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
Hit Songwriter, Producer, Artist - One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Scouting for Girls

Past participants include songwriters and producers with Top 10 Hits, as well as A&R’s
and creative executives from major record labels and publishers.

What People Are Saying

“Awesome workshop. I have never seen hit songs broken down in such an accurate and detailed way.”
Jerome Baylor

“Tons of fantastic tips and information on how to create hit songs. I learned so much!"
Brett Steelhammer

“You combined elements I've tried to put together through hours of studies, videos, and books into something straightforward and easy to understand."
Reanne Howell

“There is so much you don’t know that you don’t know. This workshop helps fill that gap, and that knowledge is invaluable.”
Bryce Dudzinski

"I’ve come away with a really solid understanding of what make hits work."
Brian Hecht

“Great event. Would recommend for new and experienced writers.”
Summer Edeen

“I would recommend this to producers and songwriters who want to open their mind and improve their way of thinking."
Giulio Cercato