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How to Write a Mainstream Song

March 3rd, 2020 by
How to write a mainstream song

Let’s be real – there’s no blueprint on learning how to write a hit song in 2020. It’s not an easy thing to do. Very little music reaches the top within this competitive music industry.

Let’s be honest, it’s really hard to make music hit these days. As there are thousands of music released every day, a very small amount of that music makes it to the top. To reach the top, you’ll need to take the necessary steps to start your music career successfully.

But another thing is that nobody is really into making mainstream music. But if you want to create hit music and know what makes a song popular, then this article is for you.

We’ve researched for you! So, sit back as in this article, we’re going to know What Makes A Popular Song Popular and How To Write a Mainstream Song.

With that being said, let’s start!

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Everything You Need To Record Your #1 Hit Song

November 6th, 2018 by

computer turntable write hit songSo you have read some blog posts on here and finally created an amazing hit song.

So what’s next?

Well, recording it of course.

Writing it down on paper and being able to play it isn’t enough these days…

…and if you want to send your song out to producers, artists, and radio shows. You will need to have it recorded and sounding awesome.

Doing this yourself at home will save you a lot of money…

…And in today’s post, I will be showing you exactly what you need to be able to do this.

It’s not as much as you think…

 

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3 Psychological Tricks How Write a Hit Song

April 24th, 2018 by

writing songs psychological tricksThere will be many guides and articles telling you how to write better songs, but the right approach toward change always depends on what you want to achieve. Changing your current writing habits can happen only under your watch and with your effort. Understanding psychological tricks will help you in your songwriting process

Surely, many of the tips can help, even the most ridiculous ones. You’ve probably heard of the habits popular songwriters have, such as not talking to people all day long, or using the ‘Mozart effect’ to kill the writer’s block.

Regardless of the approach you choose, if you are struggling with creating a hit despite all your efforts and talents, it is time to make some changes. Below are the three best psychological tricks that will help you create a hit. (more…)

Important Elements for Hit Pop Songs

February 6th, 2014 by

Hit Pop Songs
So you want to write hit pop songs. If you ever take time to analyze modern pop songs you will find that they have many element in common. Understanding these elements may increase your chance for success.  Will it guarantee success? In life there are no guarantees. But, doing certain thing the right way will increase the odds in your favor.

In baseball there is a thing called the “sweet spot”  That is a location on the bat that provide maximum performance from the bat. When the ball hits the sweet spot just right the result is usually a home run. Does the ball always contact the sweet spot?  Of course not.  But, the hitter practices and strives to make it happen. In song there are also certain “sweet spots”. Let’s take a look at some of them.
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    There is a technique in songwriting known as Ôlisting’ or the Ôlaundry list technique’ that when used effectively provide a clever twist. The way it works is to list a series of examples that will clearly lead the listener to your setup line, which in turn leads the listener to the hook in the chorus. The following is an example taken from the song Better Things To Do (Tom Shapiro, Chris Waters and Terri Clark, recorded by Terri Clark. ÒI could wash my car in the rain/ Change my new guitar strings/ Mow the yard just the same/ As I did yesterday/ I don’t need to waste my time cryin’ over you/ I got better things to do.Ó The setup line is in bold.