K-pop Hit Songwriting & Music Production Class | LIVE Online
The Garnish Music School K-pop Hit Songwriting & Music Production Class is a 12-week live online course on writing and
producing K-pop hits, taught by Appu “LoudBoy” Krishnan (Got 7’s, CJ E&M, Wanna One) and a selection of his LoudBoy Music Camp (scroll down for more).
Enroll in this premium virtual course to acquire cutting-edge skills, advanced techniques, and firsthand industry insights essential for crafting successful hits in the consistent K-pop market.
This comprehensive program unfolds through weekly live online sessions, incorporating hands-on tasks and three interactive playback sessions. Here, you can present your music for expert feedback, while also gaining valuable insights from your peers’ music and their advice. Students also gain access to authentic K-pop song briefs for practical application.
Introduction and Understanding The K-Pop Market
Introduction to the course
Introducing yourselves, the students
Understanding the K-pop Market
Elements defining a K-pop hit
Decoding K-Pop Song Structure
Breakdown the typical song structure of K-Pop tracks
Learn about K-pop song structure
Study how K-pop songs maintain balance and pacing
Crafting Engaging Melodies
Explore melodic concepts that resonate with K-Pop audiences
Learn techniques for writing catchy hooks and earworms
Practice creating melodies that fit the K-pop genre
Live Online Song Playback and advice session
Writing Impactful Lyrics
The world of K-pop lyrics and themes
Storytelling and emotional connection in lyrics
Lyric writing exercise
Mastering Vocal Arrangements
Vocal arrangement styles in K-pop
Harmonize and layer vocals effectively
Create vocal arrangements that elevate your song
Rhythm and Beats
The importance of rhythm in K-pop songs
Drum patterns and percussion elements
Rhythmic variations to create infectious beats
Live Online Song Playback and advice session
Electronic Sounds and Synths
The role of electronic elements in modern K-pop
Synthesizers and sound design for K-pop tracks
Experimentation with electronic sounds and sampling
Dynamic Song Production and Arrangement
Dynamic song arrangements in K-pop
How to build tension and create memorable transitions
Arrangements for maximum impact
Music Production Software, Plugins and Top Tips
Music production software used in K-pop
Basic recording, editing, and mixing techniques
How to use production tools to refine your song
Final feedback and sharing
THE LOUDBOY INSTRUCTOR CAMP!
Appu ‘LoudBoy’ Krishnan is based in Los Angeles, California. He has worked with Christina Aguilera, Jordin Sparks and The Jacksons; written and produced K-Pop hits for CJ E&M, Wanna One and Criminal Minds and collaborated with producers Shea Taylor, Brandon Friesen and Emile Ghantous. Appu cowrote and co-produced Korean Supergroup Got 7’s song “Trust My Love” in their comeback album “Dye”. The album went #1 on Gaon charts and was #4 on Billboard World Albums. He also mixed “Long Black” Jus2’s song from their 2019 Focus Album.
Keith Justin Hetrick is a Grammy-nominated American songwriter and record producer based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has worked with notable artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Shaggy, T.I., Pitbull, Now United, Fifth Harmony, GOT7, NCT, Cher Lloyd, Roy Wang, Nine Percent, Wanna One, Aston Merrygold, Silentó, The Jacksons, Ray Parker Jr., Teddy Riley, Paulina Rubio, Sophia Grace, and Inna.
Baddluck is a multi-platinum songwriter and producer whose songs have garnered more than half a billion sales and streams, charted in the Billboard hot 100, as well as gone #1 on the dance charts.
One of Spotify’s 2022 most notable women in music, Baddluck has worked with artists such as David Guetta, Jason Derulo, Illenium, James Arthur, Lauv, Cheat Codes, Steve Aoki, Cher Lloyd, Sabrina Carpenter, PrettyMuch, DVRKO, Dylan Conrique and more.
Cameron Neilson is an independent platinum songwriter Cameron Neilson, and has achieved 200+ million streams cross platform, thanks to the Billboard number 1 single for KPOP super groups ITZY and cuts with SuperJunior, GWSN, South Club, Jung Se Woon and Girls Day, as well as Brian Justin Crum (Americas Got Talent), Australian artist TIAAN and DJ HEYZ. His other songwriting/feature credits include ‘World Hold On’ & ‘Repeat It’ with Scissors, ‘Time after Time’ with DJ Ricky Luna, #ADEF with The Perry Twins, and the title theme song for the award winning short ‘Trophy Boy’.
Laureli is a Seattle-born, Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter, whose musicality stems from her understanding of melody and rhythm. Known for her affinity to the west coast, Laureli has secured syncs with major studios such as Paramount Pictures (Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank) & HBO Max (FBoy Island).
She’s written and featured on songs (Yaz, Anny Gabrielly, Sam Lachow, Joza) totalling over 10 million streams; participated in various songwriting camps spanning different genres including: SM Entertainment (K-pop), Antisocial Producer Club NYC (Pop/Hip-Hop), Daytripper Publishing Madrid (Pop/Hip-Hop), Now United (R&B), Chandler Park Music Group (R&B). She’s been featured on Spotify Editorial Playlists as well as featured in an interview with Ladygunn; performed at CMW 2022, Catch One, Hotel Ziggy, and Secret Loft LA; and won the 2020 Celebration of Music Award!
24 Hours | $1099 + $100 Registration
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