Hit Songwriting Course

Hit Songwriting Course

Hit Songwriting Classes | New York or Live Online (33% off)

It takes more than just polished melodies and dope beats to make it as a successful songwriter, especially in today’s extremely competitive music business. It takes courage, faith, dedication, and most importantly, love for music. In our small-class setting, you will learn from a pro in the industry, who has remained on the front lines of songwriting and collaboration. Arm yourself with tips and tricks of the trade, practical advice based on real-world experience, and optimize your songwriting capabilities. We aim to not only make you a better songwriter during this course, but also to help you reach the pinnacle of your music acclaim. Students are encouraged to bring in their own projects, process critiques, be guided through improvements to their work, and join a collaborative songwriting session. During our Hit Songwriting Course, we will invite a guest speaker(s) to impart additional insight and perspective.

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Songwriting Fundamentals

  • What makes a timeless melody?
  • What makes a hit a hit now?
  • A look at past famed hit makers and an up close look at today’s top music makers
  • How do you come up with a “killer line?”
  • What is alliteration, anaphora, and other “ear worm” secrets to lyric and melody writing?
  • What’s the difference between a song and a hit? A classic?
  • The beauty of a crossover

The Secrets to making a great Demo

  • Don’t waste your money
  • The power of the remix
  • Selecting the perfect vocalist
  • Simplicity is bliss

Placement and Politics

  • What makes a songwriter “hot”?
  • What is the present state of A&R?
  • How do I get my songs cut and placed?
  • It’s more than just the music, an inside perspective on how to get your songs placed and heard
  • Dirty little secrets of song placement

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The Forum is Yours

  • Share your songs with the class
  • Share your tips and tricks
  • What are your favorite hit songs? And why?
  • Write a song with class and instructor, maybe even a HIT!

Why You’re Important

  • Don’t get caught in the loop
  • Songwriting isn’t thinking
  • The importance of mental and physical conditioning
  • Daily regimen is everything

Our Instructors!

36 Hours | In-Person: $1199 | Live Online Remote Attendance: $791

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    I learned from the class exactly what I wanted and expected to learn, and had the best instructor I could have ever hoped for, and the price was right!

    John Zunino

    The course was excellent. It's like being handed a deluxe toolbox for songwriting that you will use forever. I have learnt so much about how to write quality and catchy songs. I know my songwriting practice will be changed for the better since I have done this course!

    Christa Wright

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