Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish and John Mayer are undeniably songwriters from the 21st century worth studying. In this course, you will dive deeply into their songs to learn from these master songwriters.
Your mentor, Adam McInnis, dissects and examines some of their best hit songs for you to uncover what makes them each unique.
You will understand what songwriting elements they tend to use in their songs to reveal their "signature writing" recipe so you can integrate it into your own music while you are in a songwriting session.
You'll create a working blueprint of each songwriter so you can reference back to it whenever you feel like you are stuck or having writer's block.
Finally, you'll wrap up the course by using what you've learned to create a new song modeled after the songwriters.
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About Adam McInnis
Recently Adam has been dominating the sync world with placements as a songwriter, producer, and artist in blockbuster movies such as Hobbs & Shaw, Beyond the Lights, & Unfriended "Dark Web". As well as penning the songs "Wonder Years" w/ Fedde Le Grande and "Rainbow", in the movie LEAP! which has gained over 70 million views. As an artist and producer, he's placed tracks on Vh1, MTV, HBO, ESPN, Fox, ABC, CMT, E!, NCAA, UFC, Nintendo, Winterfresh, BMW, Netflix, Golf Channel, and Xbox, to name a few.
His ability to blend styles of soul, rock, country, pop, and blues has led to co-writes and cuts with hitmaking songwriters Kara DioGuardi, Cutfather, Chantal Krezuviak, Helen Darling, J-Rock, Mario Marchetti, Jimmy Robbins, Autumn Rowe, Greg Curtis, Adam Zelkind, and more. Most recently, Adam co-produced and co-wrote the hit song “Next Level” with Mario Marchetti which was interpolated by the Kpop group Aespa.
Why you should study Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is a singer-songwriter who has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has 84.5 million RIAA-certified units in the US, and two of his albums are on the list of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. In December 2019, the Official Charts Company named him the artist of the decade with the most combined success in the UK album and singles charts in the 2010s. Globally, Spotify named him the second most-streamed artist of the decade.
Sheeran's debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011 and topped the UK Albums Chart. It contained his first hit single "The A Team". In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Sheeran's second studio album, × (pronounced "multiply"), was released in June 2014 and was named the second-best-selling album worldwide of 2015. In the same year, × won Album of the Year at the 2015 Brit Awards, and he received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. A single from ×, "Thinking Out Loud", earned him the 2016 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Sheeran's third album, ÷ (pronounced "divide"), was released in March 2017, and was the best-selling album worldwide of 2017. The first two singles from the album, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill", broke records in a number of countries by debuting in the top two positions of the charts. He also became the first artist to have two songs debut in the US top 10 in the same week. By March 2017, Sheeran had accumulated ten top 10 singles from ÷ on the UK Singles Chart, breaking the record for most top 10 UK singles from one album. His fourth single from ÷, "Perfect", reached number one in the US, Australia and the UK, where it became the Christmas number one in 2017. The world's best-selling artist of 2017, he was named the Global Recording Artist of the Year. Released in 2019, his fourth studio album No.6 Collaborations Project debuted at number one in most major markets, and spawned three UK number one singles, "I Don't Care", "Beautiful People" and "Take Me Back to London".
Why you should study Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish is a singer-songwriter who has received several accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, one Guinness World Record, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two Brit Awards. She is the youngest artist in Grammy history and second overall to win all four general field categories—Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year—in the same year. She was named in Time magazine's inaugural Time 100 Next list in 2019, and made it into the main Time 100 list in 2021. According to the RIAA and Billboard, Eilish is the 26th-highest-certified digital singles artist and one of the most successful artists of the 2010s. Pitchfork listed Eilish among the 200 most influential musicians of the last 25 years.
Eilish's first studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019), debuted atop the US Billboard 200 and reached number one in the UK. It was one of the best-selling albums of 2019, buoyed by the success of its fifth single and Eilish's first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, "Bad Guy". In 2020, she co-wrote and performed the theme song "No Time to Die" for the James Bond film of the same name, which topped the UK singles chart. Her next singles "Everything I Wanted", "My Future", "Therefore I Am", and "Your Power" each peaked within the top 10 in the US and UK.
Why you should study John Mayer
John Mayer is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer In 2003, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his single "Your Body Is a Wonderland". Continuum earned Mayer a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. He also won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Waiting on the World to Change". In total, Mayer has won seven Grammy awards from nineteen nominations.
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