Hit Songwriting


Hit Songwriting

Hit Songwriting Classes | New York

It takes more than just polished melodies and sick 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.

 

101

Songwriting Fundamentals

  • What makes a timeless melody?
  • What makes a hit a hit in 2017?
  • 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

201

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

Today’s prices

Schedules in red or black correspond to the info in the key just below. They change often, particularly as classes fill up, so if you see a schedule that you like, grab it now before it goes to full price or fully booked! There’s $100 off each additional studio (not DJ) course you book with us now or in the future.

Key

101: $699 | 201: $699 | Both: $1199 if booked, paid, and taken together

101: $599 | 201: $599 | Both: $999 if booked, paid, and taken together

Schedules

Tuesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30 | FULLY BOOKED

101: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7. 201: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

Sundays | 11 – 6

101: April 2, 9, 16. 201: April 23, 30, May 7

Spring School | 11 – 6

101: April 17, 18, 19. 201: April 20, 21, 22

Thursday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: June 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, August 3. 201: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14

Summer School | 11 – 6

101: August 28, 29, 30. 201: 31, September 1, 2

Monday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30

101: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23. 201: October 30, November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11

Tuesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30 | FULLY BOOKED

101: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24. 201: November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12

Saturdays | 11 – 6

101: September 30, October 7, 14. 201: 21, 28, November 4

Winter School | 11 – 6

101: December 18, 19, 20. 201: 21, 22, 23

2018: Same schedule

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