Ray LaMontagne, Florence + the Machine, Chris Stapleton 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.
This is a live course however if you can't make the sessions, you'll automatically get access to the replays. The course runs January 11th - 13th at 3 pm PT / 6 pm ET for 2-3 hours per day.
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 Ray LaMontagne
Ray is a singer-songwriter and musician who's won numerous awards including a Grammy for the Best Contemporary Folk Album for God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise, three Boston Music Awards for Best Male Singer-Songwriter, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year, and an XM Nation Music Award for Acoustic Rock Artist of the Year. He was given the title of Best Voice in 2006 by Esquire.
LaMontagne was also nominated for the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards for Best New Touring Artist, the BRIT Awards for International Breakthrough Act, the MOJO Awards for Best New Act.
Why you should study Florence + the Machine
Florence + the Machine is an indie rock band who's music is renowned for its dramatic and eccentric production, as well as Welch's powerful vocal performances. Florence + the Machine has won 24 awards out of a remarkable 107 nominations. Their single "Dog Days Are Over"was a commercial success and was nominated for two awards at the Billboard Music Awards with the music video for the song was nominated for four awards at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year, and won for Best Art Direction.
They have won two out of eight Brit Awards nominations, the Critics' Choice in 2009 and for British Album of the Year for Lungs in 2010. Although they haven't been able to secure a Grammy win, they have been nominated a total of six times over the past 12 years.
Why you should study Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Stapleton has amassed credits writing and co-writing over 170 songs. He has co-written six number-one country songs including Kenny Chesney's five-week number-one "Never Wanted Nothing More", Josh Turner's "Your Man", George Strait's "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", and Luke Bryan's "Drink a Beer". His songs have appeared on many artists' albums including Adele, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, and Taylor Swift.
He has co-written with several artists as well including Vince Gill, Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, and Ed Sheeran. Stapleton has been recognized with several awards including five Grammy Awards, seven Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, and ten Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.
As a vocalist, he sang lead in two bands called SteelDrivers and the Jompson Brothers which lead to him releasing a solo debut album Traveller which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second studio album From A Room: Volume 1 earned him a second CMA Award for Album of the Year and also a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Stapleton's version of "Tennessee Whiskey" was also certified Diamond by the RIAA.
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