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Thursday, April 24 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Anatomy of a Hit Song

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Every great song begins with a great idea, channeled into a memorable lyric and an infectious melody. Our panel of songwriting royalty has collectively crafted massive singles for Rihanna, Maroon 5, Usher, Taylor Swift, Hot Chelle Rae, Miley Cyrus and many more. These five experienced hitmakers will recount the stories behind some of their best-known songs, and offer sage advice about how to connect with your own songwriting.


Moderators
avatar for Jamie McLaughlin

Jamie McLaughlin

Director, Pop/Rock, Creative Services - ASCAP
Director, Pop/Rock, Creative Services - ASCAP

Panelists
avatar for James Fauntleroy

James Fauntleroy

Songwriter, Producer – “Mirrors,” “Suit & Tie,” The 20/20 Experience, “No Air”
Songwriter, Producer – “Mirrors,” “Suit & Tie,” The 20/20 Experience, “No Air” James Fauntleroy is an American R&B singer-songwriter signed to Roc Nation. Formerly a member of The Underdogs, Fauntleroy currently works with the production group The Y’s (with Justin Timberlake and Rob Knox), and is the acting president of entertainment conglomerate 1500 or Nothin. He co-wrote 20 of the 22... Read More →
avatar for Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson

Songwriter – “Two Is Better Than One,” “The Great Escape”; Artist – Boys Like Girls
Songwriter – “The Other Side,” “Two Is Better Than One,” “The Great Escape,” "Here's to Never Growing Up" | Artist – Boys Like Girls | | Martin Johnson is one of today’s most in-demand songwriters and producers; his most recent credits include Jason Derulo's "The Other Side" (RIAA-certified platinum), Avril Lavigne's "Here's to Never Growing Up" (RIAA-certified platinum), Karmin’s... Read More →
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Savan Kotecha

Songwriter, Producer – “Beauty and a Beat,” “Live While We're Young”; Vocal Producer - The X Factor
Songwriter, Producer – “Beauty and a Beat,” “Live While We're Young,” “DJ Got Us Falling In Love,” “One More Night;” Vocal Producer - The X Factor Renowned songwriter, producer and talent coach, Savan Kotecha has worked with the biggest names in music, penning such hits as Maroon 5’s “One More Night,” One Direction’s “What Makes You... Read More →
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MoZella

Songwriter, Artist – “Wrecking Ball,” “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”
Songwriter, Artist – “Wrecking Ball,” “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” | | The LA-based artist MoZella grew up in Detroit where she soaked up the integrity and earthy sophistication of Motown, and from her grandfather, imbibed the honey and whiskey jazz stylings of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. It's this foundation of artistic authenticity that continues to inspire MoZella's songcraft. MoZella's... Read More →
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Lindy Robbins

Songwriter – “Slow Down,” "Skyscraper," "Tonight, Tonight," "What's Left of Me"
Songwriter – “Slow Down,” "Skyscraper," "Tonight, Tonight," "What's Left of Me" Lindy Robbins is a multi platinum selling, award-winning songwriter from Los Angeles who writes lyrics and melody. Her many radio hits include “Skyscraper” and “Here We Go Again” by Demi Lovato, “Tonight, Tonight” by Hot Chelle Rae, “It Girl” By Jason Derulo, “Slow Down” and “A Year... Read More →


Thursday April 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

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