San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Hosted by Hit Songs Deconstructed and the Music Producer's Forum, the Music Industry Meetup NYC will explore the craft of writing and producing hit songs for success in today’s global music industry. From songwriting and arrangement, to production and engineering, this meetup will open the discussion on the impact of the latest music trends and technology.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
6:30: Registration (Light dinner will be served)
7PM: Presentations begin
David Penn, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hit Songs Deconstructed, will be sharing hit songwriting tips, techniques and trends culled from the songs that are currently topping charts. Whether you’re a songwriter, producer, A&R, or anyone else within the industry, you will come away with immediately actionable insights geared to take your success potential to the next level in a very competitive, fast changing musical landscape.
JJ Appleton (Joan Osborne, Tom Jones, Keb Mo, Hootie and the Blowfish, Ke$ha & Erin Bowman), in his presentation on music for advertising, tv and film, will discuss the creative, technical and business skills one needs to develop in order to make a living as a songwriter, composer, producer and musician working with visual media. In depth explanation of workflow, creative collaboration and current business practices will be covered.
Paul Falcone will be providing his insights and experiences as a veteran mixing and recording engineer (Anita Baker, Robin Thicke, Mary J. Blige & Jennifer Hudson). During his presentation he will discuss best practices for getting the best results in any environment, including a project or home studio, DAW mixing vs. traditional analog mixing as well as when and why to bring a project to a large format studio.
9:00 PM Networking Reception (Drinks and Hors d’oerves will be served)
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
David Penn is the founder & editor-in-chief of Hit Songs Deconstructed. A music connoisseur of all genres and periods, David is equally driven by the prospect of new music discovery as he is the craft that makes songs resonate throughout the ages. He has performed at some of NYC’s most recognizable clubs including CBGB’s, Continental and Don Hills, and his music has been featured in numerous TV shows, commercials and events. David currently lives in New York City.
JJ Appleton has worked with bands & artists such as Jamie Cullum, Newton Faulkner, Pete Yorn, Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, Joan Osborne, Tom Jones, Keb Mo, Hootie and the Blowfish. Appleton has been described by the Washington Post as a songwriter with a “pop-rock sound but with considerably more edgy energy, adding figurative lightning to the stormy night.” He also works extensively with producing music for artists, advertising, television and film.
Paul Falcone is a veteran mixing and recording engineer that mixes, records, composes and creates sounds of all kind using the best technologies to deliver award winning product. His work has been featured on dozens of platinum and gold certified and Grammy winning projects; plus hundreds more. Paul is a fixture of the New York recording scene and an alumnus of The Hit Factory, NY where he advanced the movement from analog tape to digital hard disk recording. He now takes an analog / digital hybrid approach to his workflow; optimized for tone and efficiency.
When & Where
Hit Songs Deconstructed
Hit Songs Deconstructed is the #1 Source for Hit Songwriting Analysis and Trends.
We provide up-to-date data and analysis on the current state of the mainstream music scene at the compositional level by tracking the compositional characteristics and production techniques in the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Songwriters, producers, music industry professionals and universities around the world rely on our in-depth reports and IMMERSION searchable database to research, discover, and understand the characteristics and trends behind today’s hits, and make informed decisions in a fast-changing musical landscape.
“It is such a great tool that I’m showcasing it in live forums at Berklee College of Music and looking forward to integrating it into the songwriting and music production curriculums.”
-Prince Charles Alexander, Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Audio Engineer, Recording Artist and Professor, Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music
“I am honestly blown away by the amount of information you provide on each of these songs, practically like a thesis deserving of a degree. From a songwriting standpoint, so much of this information is so helpful, and the time saving benefits are enormous.”
-KC Porter, Grammy winning producer/songwriter/recording artist, Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Ozomatli, Boyz II Men, Selena
“It’s an amazing tool—and one I highly recommend to my students and collaborators throughout the world.”
-Jason Blume, Songwriter w/50 million album sales / top-selling author, Billboard Books