Modern songwriters, producers and artists are reinventing the way jazz idioms and foundations are applied in modern pop. Let’s break it down!
Tag: popular music
We dive back into the pagebooks of Hollywood blockbuster history to tell four stories of how some of the most massive pop hits came to be.
In this Guest OpEd, we explore the plethora of ways Chuck Berry tackled race and societal issues with humor and relatability in his lyrics.
In today’s music landscape, attention spans are at an all-time low. Grab your listener’s attention right away with lyrical immediacy.
Thoughts on Lorde’s new single, a familiar ’50s rock groove, and the hyper-litigious state of the music industry’s copyright law.
In Soundfly’s new course, The Music of Boy Bands, we revisit all our favorite teenage hits and learn how they work musically as well!
A sampling of single- and multi-chord progression songs between the 1980s and 2010s reveals a disheartening trend. How to fix it?
For Women’s Month, we put together a collaborative Spotify playlist that our whole community can add to, here are our 9 starter songs.
In this analysis, pop music theorist Ben Morss shows how The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is built from four-note scale segments.
I’ve studied Kimbra’s vocal techniques for years, here are some of the things she does that all singers can learn from and improve with.