Month: April 2018

Writing Hit Hooks – Part 2 “Memorability”

Why do some songs leave you flat while others stick in your head forever? What are the key ingredients in a song’s basic theme and “hook” that make it stay with you days, even years, after you’ve heard it for the first time? In Part 2 of the Writing Hit

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Writing Hit Hooks – Part 1 “The Equation for Great Songs”

Do you ever wonder how hit songs are written? You’ve probably heard of “formula songwriting” and maybe even learned about song form, hooks, and melody writing. But what does it take to write a truly great song? In this episode, music industry veteran John Chisum takes you to a deeper

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