Hit Songs Deconstructed

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
150 Mass Ave, Media Center
moderated by Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MP&E
co-sponsored by the Billboard Hot 100 Cub
Join David and Yael Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed for their astonishingly detailed analysis of today's top hits. Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MP&E will moderate the event, sure to be of interest to songwriters, composers, MP&E and music business students and faculty. This presentation will feature an overview of Hit Songs Deconstructed, provide a look at recent compositional and industry trends, and dive into some of the songwriting and production techniques that are being utilized in current hits.
Hit Songs Deconstructed is a first of its kind resource that provides unparalleled insight into the craft and trends behind the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Through in-depth reports and the interactive searchable database, this proprietary data and analysis is used by songwriters, producers, publishers, and labels to make strategic songwriting and production decisions, hone their craft, spot trends, benchmark songs, and stay ahead of the curve in a fast-changing musical landscape.
The Stan Getz Library was one of the first higher education institutions to subscribe to this valuable resource and is thrilled to provide the Berklee community with access to this powerful resource.