Stargate and Ester Dean, Making Music Hits

A behind the scenes look at how a pop song is manufactured. You may want to also read this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war) to understand why the pop music can often sound ‘compressed’ like TV ads.

“…the top-liners come up with primary melodies, lyrics, and the all-important hooks, the ear-friendly musical phrases that lock you into the song. “It’s not enough to have one hook anymore,” Jay Brown, the president of Roc Nation, and Dean’s manager, told me recently. “You’ve got to have a hook in the intro, a hook in the pre-chorus, a hook in the chorus, and a hook in the bridge.” … The reason, he explained, is that “people on average give a song seven seconds on the radio before they change the channel, and you got to hook them.”

Stargate and Ester Dean, Making Music Hits

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