Calvin Harris, Finneas, and T Bone Burnett are undeniably hit producers from the 21st century. In this course, you will dive in deep to study and learn from these master music producers.
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 elements they tend to use in their songs to reveal their "signature sound" recipe so you can integrate it into your own productions for you to use in the studio.
You'll create a working blueprint of each producer 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 producers.
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 Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris rose to international prominence when all eight singles off his third studio album 18 months reached the top 10 in the UK breaking the record for the most top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart surpassing Michael Jackson's record. The most notable songs were ones he produced for Rihanna titled "We Found Love" and 'Where Have You Been". His fifth studio album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 reached the top 2 in the UK and the US and became his third consecutive number one album on the US Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Harris became the first artist to place three songs simultaneously on the top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart. He also became the first UK solo artist to reach more than one billion streams on Spotify.
Harris has received 18 Brit Award nominations winning British Producer of the Year and British Single of the Year for "One Kiss" with Dua Lipa as well as five Grammy nominations, including a win for Best Music Video. In 2013 he received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, and was named the Top Dance/Electronic Artist at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. He appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom. He topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid DJs for six consecutive years from 2013 to 2018.
Why you should study Finneas
Finneas is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. He is most known for writing and producing music for his sister Billie Eilish including her first single "Ocean Eyes" which helped her land a deal with A&R company Platoon. He has won eight Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on Eilish's debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in 2019.
Finneas has released several singles as a solo artist, and his debut EP, Blood Harmony, included "Let's Fall in Love for the Night" peaking at number 17 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart. His debut studio album Optimist was released through Interscope Records on October 15, 2021.
Why you should study T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who rose to fame as a guitarist in Bob Dylan's band during the 1970s. He has received multiple Grammy awards for his work in film music, including for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Cold Mountain (2004), Walk the Line (2005), and Crazy Heart (2010); and won another Grammy for producing the studio album Raising Sand (2007), in which he united the contemporary bluegrass of Alison Krauss with the blues rock of Robert Plant.
Burnett helped start the careers of Counting Crows, Los Lobos, Sam Phillips, and Gillian Welch, and he revitalized the careers of Gregg Allman and Roy Orbison. He produced music for the television programs Nashville and True Detective. He has released several solo albums, including Tooth of Crime, which he wrote for a revival of the play by Sam Shepard.
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