In an event cosponsored by the Stan Getz Library and the Learning Center, David and Yael Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed will discuss their astonishingly detailed analysis of today's top hits. This resource examines song structure, production style, and many other aspects of specific hit songs as well as more general trends in current chart toppers. The presentation will feature an overview of Hit Songs Deconstructed reports, including highlights from the recent Can’t Feel My Face Deconstructed report, Q2 Trend report, Top 10 Deconstructed report, and Genre report.
Hit Songs Deconstructed is a first-of-its-kind website exclusively dedicated to providing an in-depth understanding of the craft and trends that shape today’s chart-topping hits. Utilized by songwriters, producers, music industry professionals, and universities throughout the world, the Hit Songs Deconstructed reports feature a combination of impartial data and insightful analysis that provide a detailed look at the what, how, and why behind today’s hits. The Stan Getz Library is the first higher ed subscriber to this valuable content and is thrilled to provide the Berklee community access to the insights these reports offer.
Berklee's Prince Charles Alexander, a professor in the Music Production and Engineering Department, will host this lively event, sure to be of interest to songwriters, composers, and MP&E and music business students and faculty.