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What makes a hit? Part 1

Being an A&R representative requires being able to identify the components that make a song or artist a hit and coordinating the right elements to ensure a successful result.

Think About

What makes music. . .

  • a hit?
  • a slow burner classic?
  • a flop?
  • stand out in your memory?

Get Started

  1. Name 5 of your favorite songs
    1. What makes them your favorite songs?
  2. Think about the first song you remember loving.
  3. Think about and answer the following questions 
  • What do you remember about the first song you loved?
  • How did it make you feel?
  • Can you remember the melody? the lyrics? How it sounds?¬†
  • What made you love it?
  • Do you still love that song? Why or why not?¬†
  • What makes it stand out from other songs you like or don’t like?

Continue to part 2