Hit Song Moneyball: Using Compositional Data to Make Strategic Songwriting, Production and Business Decisions

Hit Song Moneyball was first presented by Hit Songs Deconstructed at the Music Business Association’s Annual Conference, MusicBiz 2018. Today’s music industry has become more and more reliant ...

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Highlights from the Hit Songs Deconstructed Mid-Year Trend Report

The Hit Songs Deconstructed Mid-Year Trend Report provides an in-depth look at the compositional trends for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 during the first half of 2018. What follows are select highlig...

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The Middle’s Melody Magic

The Middle, Zedd’s most recent megahit, has been a long time coming. A collaboration with electronic duo Grey (who Zedd also worked with on 2016’s Starving), the song had been in production for qu...

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Billboard Chart Beat Podcast: Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ Deconstructed

Billboard Chart Beat's Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson welcome back Dave and Yael Penn, co-founders of Hit Songs Deconstructed, as they analyze the compositional characteristics and songwriting and pr...

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Highlights from the Q1 2018 Hit Songs Deconstructed Trend Report

On the surface Havana might seem like just another Pop song, but when you look under the hood you can see how meticulously well-crafted and clever it really is. Not only does it capitalize on some of ...

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Ooh na na! Havana’s Hook Maximization Techniques Deconstructed

On the surface Havana might seem like just another Pop song, but when you look under the hood you can see how meticulously well-crafted and clever it really is. Not only does it capitalize on some of ...

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Hit Songs Deconstructed Adds New Interactive Report to Its Robust Platform

Introducing the Industry Trend Report Artists, Songwriters, Producers, Labels, and Collaborations This new interactive report keeps you in tune with the artists, songwriters, producers, and labels top...

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Hip Hop Vs. Pop: Which Hooks You Faster?

In 2017, Hip Hop/Rap and Pop were the two most prominent genres in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. One of them, however, hooked the listener in with the first chorus faster than the other. Which ...

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Chart Beat Podcast: What songwriting and production characteristics that defined some of 2017’s biggest hits

Yael and Dave Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed return to the podcast for the first of a two-part look back at the songwriting and production characteristics that defined some of 2017’s biggest hi...

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