Adele, Julia Michaels, and Coldplay 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 Adele
Adele is a singer-songwriter and one of the world's best-selling music artists, with sales of over 120 million records. Her accolades up to this point include fifteen Grammy Awards and nine Brit Awards. In 2011, 2012, and 2016, Billboard named her Artist of the Year. At the 2012 and 2016 Ivor Novello Awards, Adele was named Songwriter of the Year by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. In 2012, she was listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2016. Her third tour saw her break attendance records globally, including in the UK, Australia, and the US, and her album 21 has been listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020).
Her debut album 19 spawned the UK top-five singles certified 8× platinum in the UK and triple platinum in the US. Her second studio album 21 became the world's best-selling album of the 21st century with sales of over 31 million copies, certified 17× platinum in the UK (the highest by a solo artist of all time), certified Diamond, and is the top-performing album in the US chart history, topping the Billboard 200 for 24 weeks (the longest for a female artist ever). She was the first female artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top-ten singles as a lead artist. Next, Adele released "Skyfall", a soundtrack single for the James Bond film of the same name, which won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
Her third studio album 25 became the year's best-selling album and broke first-week sales records in the UK and US with the second album to be certified Diamond in the US. Adele released "Easy on Me" which broke Spotify and Amazon Music records for most streams for a song in a day. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, Adele's third UK number one, and had the highest first-week sales for a single since January 2017 and reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as her fifth US number-one single.
Why you should study Julia Michaels
Julia Michaels is a singer-songwriter who has also received three Grammy Award nominations, two of which were for Song of the Year and the third being for Best New Artist, as well as nominations from MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards.
Michaels has written songs for artists including Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, and Gwen Stefani. She has earned two Billboard Hot 100 number one songs with Bieber's "Sorry" and Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me".
Following her success as a writer, she released her debut single with Republic Records in 2017, "Issues", which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and was certified quintuple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her major-label debut extended play, Nervous System peaked at number 48 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. She has since toured alongside Maroon 5, Keith Urban, and Niall Horan and has appeared on the UK top 20 hits "If the World Was Ending" with JP Saxe and "I Miss You" with Clean Bandit.
Why you should study Coldplay
Coldplay is a rock band consisting of their vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and pianist Chris Martin; lead guitarist Jonny Buckland; bassist Guy Berryman; drummer Will Champion; and creative director Phil Harvey. They have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide making them one of the world's best-selling music artists.
They've won nine Brit Awards, seven MTV Video Music Awards, eight MTV Europe Music Awards, and seven Grammy Awards from 36 nominations. The band's first three albums — Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, and X&Y are among the best-selling albums in UK chart history.
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