The Billboard Guide To Writing and Producing Songs That Sell: How To Create Hits In Today’s Music Industry – Purchase HERE
Songwriters don’t just want to write songs—they want to write songs that sell! This Billboard Guide will share with you the secrets that successful songwriters and producers use to create chart-topping hits, and show you what music industry decision-makers are listening for in your music.
Beall, author of “Making Music Make Money”, music publisher and A&R person, and a former songwriter and producer, offers an inside glimpse at what makes a song successful in today’s ultra-competitive environment, through interviews with top industry professionals in the worlds of A&R, Radio, Music Marketing, Songwriting and Production:
Steve Lunt, Atlantic Records Vice-President of A&R
Hosh Gureli, Hosh G LLC. and legendary radio MD
David Massey, President of Mercury Records
Darrell Brown, Songwriter (“You’ll Think of Me”- Keith Urban)
Sharon Vaughn, Songwriter (“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”- Waylon Jennings)
Stargate, Songwriters (“Irreplaceable”—Beyonce)
Midi Mafia, Songwriters (“When I See You”—Fantasia)
Daniel Glass, President of Glassnote Records
Whether you’re a beginning or veteran songwriter or producer, no matter what musical genre you choose to pursue, Beall offers step-by-step, easy to understand approach to increasing the commercial potential of your work. Learn:
How A Song Becomes A Hit
What Makes a Song A Single
The Formula For a Hit
With no musical theory knowledge required, The Billboard Guide to Writing and Producing Songs That Sell uses familiar musical examples to illustrate its concepts, and engaging exercises that will challenge you to improve your songwriting skills.
What does it really take to make it to the top of the Billboard charts? Discover the path to becoming a successful hit-maker in today’s music industry.
“In a business where things are not always what they seem, Eric has a unique way of shedding light on the not-so-glorified aspects of coming up with a hit record. It’s about creativity and science…”
Tony Rich, Grammy Award-winning songwriter and artist
(Backstage Books/Watson-Guptill 2009)