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Ingredients for Musical Success: A “Hit” Song

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Even if you are not on a major label, having a song that has hit quality will take you far. Hit songs, for the most part, are those that hook the listener, and are easy to sing along. Can you picture a group of girls (or guys) in a car singing along full voice to your song on the radio? That’s a good test.

Listen to what’s on the radio now. Successful songs come in different flavors. Some are written using a “formula”, while others seem to defy convention. To be considered “radio-friendly”, songs also need to be three and a half minutes long or less.

To improve your songwriting ability, write often. Classes and workshops are another option, and are also offered by music industry organizations and performing rights societies. These are good places to meet potential collaborators.

Brought to you by the Music Marketing Machine Course: July 16 – August 6, 2008 in NYC

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