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Some Of The Entities Of Songs That Make a Chartbuster

International hits that take place in the top charts have a few elements in common. It may never occur to listeners, but surely it is something you must know. Songs that make a place in our heart & soul and stay there for a long time, they have things in common. Well, the main reason behind this happening lies in the process of tune construction.

Music gives people comfort and especially now when people are dealing with a global epidemic, and shows like Coachella and Glastonbury are being canceled, people leaning on music more than ever. It consoles our souls in a way nothing else can. But there is a good thing about this scenario is, musicians all over the world have got the time to invest their full focus and talent on upcoming releases. This way or another music is one of the reasons for us to stay connected and feel alive.

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The Intimate Elements of Compositions All Over The World:

When you start studying songs and songwriting, you will always find familiar threads to the basic elements of winning songs. Like most people, we also measure a song’s accomplishment by its popularity more than any other factor.

Although it is not the only aspect to evaluate. With that thought being put aside, start looking at the elements that build songs in the Modern Contemporary Music era which means the last fifty years of rock, pop, country, and R&B. Please also notice that these are not supposed to be placed in any particular order.

  1. Melody – The melody is the basic tune of the song that you vocalize or play. The best melodies of songs are contemplated to be catchy, and that is the only aspect that attracts our attention. This commonly means that the melody is memorable, which should have the desired impact.
  2. Chords (chord progression) – The chords support the melody of the ballad. This can moreover be and is usual, part of the rhythm of the song. A chord progression is an order in which the chords are fiddled.
  3. Beat and Rhythm – The beat of a song is what steers the listener to feel the song from the core. The tempo is another word for it. Because music blends in with our emotions, we always are drawn to a song because of its beat. The rhythm, on the other hand, is the beat that the several instruments like the drums, bass, guitar, and keys create.
  4. Genre and Style – the genre of a song is what is recognized as rock, pop, country, or r&b, it is typically funded by the beat and rhythm of the song. The style may differ once the song is composed of the words or instruments. The style of the song limbs out from the genre, such as punk rock, alternative, hip hop, bluegrass, etc.
  5. Concept – Every song has a storyline or theme. Commonly the song title will disseminate the aroma of that story idea and the lyric, it will then expound upon that idea or theme. The story concept and theme is generally expressed in the title of the song.
  6. Hook- The hook is the part of the song that listeners just can’t get out of your head. It sort of glues to your thought process, occasionally, even if you like it or not. All hit (if not memorable) songs have incredible hooks. A song may also have alternate hooks that are sections, words, phrases of music that will get inside your brain.
  7. Lyrics – The story that is told in the song comes through the words called the lyrics. The lyric illustrates the concept, theme, and title of the song. A lyric will normally rhyme in rhythmic phrases in the sections of the composition.
  8. Song Sections – Songs are mostly divided up into sections and have names, such as intro, verse, chorus, bridge, etc. Commonly, the verse interprets the idea of the title and hook that are normally in the chorus. Other sections of music, including intro, bridge, lead breaks, etc., will act to support these main components of the song. 
  9. Arrangement – The arrangement is certainly two-fold. Initially, the arrangement is the order in which the sections of music are positioned, such as, intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus and so on. Secondly, the foundation of the instrumentation, vocals, and other parts of music that compose the song, is evaluated to be the arrangement as well.
  10. Length – The length of a song is often a deliberation, depending on the usage of the song. If a song is being jotted down and arranged for radio airplay, songs today are commonly three and a half to four minutes long. Sometimes, They can be shorter or longer, but this is the normal length in today’s musical arrangements. It is safe to state that you will find successful songs with less (or even more) of the ten elements that are summarized here. But, this doesn’t make the song right or wrong, just unique.

Anyway, there are exceptions to every rule, and in music, you will uncover that to be the case more often than not. While searching for songs, we strongly believe you will find most successful musicians will use proven formulas with the elements listed above, in some shape or form.

Where did the energy win? 

Spain becomes the topmost country were the songs that inspire energy in the listener. the song that ruled their chart was Despacito with the tempo of 112, followed by Japan where ‘Koi’ made them feel enthusiastic, Brazil comes in third securing the place with the peppy number ‘Escreveeí’ in which many feels the adrenaline rush, Argentina is the fourth one with ‘Havana’ from Camilla Cabello which made both lists of danceability and of having energetic score and finally Italy holds the fifth position in holding average energy score with the leading song in their chart with Shakira’s waka-waka. However, the requirement for the energetic songs was recorded low in South Africa, the UK, Portugal, New Zealand, and Sweden. 

Conclusion:

Everything including music is constructed in a calculating way to deliver pleasure to people. It just doesn’t happen naturally, a lot of work goes into making ‘The Pound Of Music’. Hopefully, this blog has given you a clear insight into this.

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[Event Preview] BUKU Music + Arts Project – New Orleans – March 22-23

Nestled right in the heart of New Orleans, BUKU Music + Art Project is a wildly unique festival experience. It has the culture of a boutique event, coupled with the organization and production of a large-scale event, topped off with a diverse and eclectic line-up. On top of all of that, it’s in one of the best cities for dining, partying, and history. Unlike other festivals, located in remote forests and deserts across the US, this is one event you can definitely plan a full trip around.

We went down last year for the first time and couldn’t quite find the words for our experience. It’s culturally relevant, musically intriguing, brimming with top-notch art, and has a world of opportunities after the lights go off. It’s unlike anything else out there.

With that being said, it should come as no surprise that we’re heading back down this year. As we’ve seen in years past, the lineup is artfully crafted, boasting a thoughtful collection of all sub genres of dance, a dash of Top 40, some killer hip hop artists, as well as guitar-heavy emo rock, with Mayday Parade and Dashboard Confessional.

If you’re still on the fence, we recommend tuning in to Music Ninja Radio on BFF.FM this Friday from 4-7PM PST. We’ll be dedicating the first half of the show to everything BUKU.

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[Event Preview] One Love Festival – Lake Perris, CA – 10/20-10/22

It’s tough to keep up with the seemingly endless supply of festivals. With only a limited amount of disposable income, it’s a challenge to pick and choose which ones are worth your time. The heavy hitters are always a good route, whether it be Coachella or Lollapalooza, but those come with a hefty price tag, and an endless sea of people all jockeying to get closer to the stage.

Lately, we’ve been checking out a few festivals that fall into the “Transformational” space. Aside from offering up a solid line up, they have a little more too offer — yoga, bonding ceremonies, healers, live painting, and more.

In a few weeks, we’re going to head out to Lake Ferris, California, which is about two hours outside of Los Angeles, for the One Love Festival. It covers all the bases mentioned above, delivering programming that goes well beyond music. Not to say that we’re not excited for a few of the acts playing — Moby, Mark Farina, and Alex Cruz are a few that we’ve highlighted. But, the thought of a deeper meaning to the festival experience is something we’re excited about, especially after hitting so many that are just about the music over the years.

To switch our usual routine up even further, we’re going to skip the camping, luxury hotel packages, and the AirBnB rentals, instead opting for a completely unique experience. It’s called the Lost Hotel, and it’s unlike anything that we’ve ever heard of.

You set the scene – each cube tent is a blank canvas. At the Lost Hotel we take an expansive notion of the word art. Surprise us. Shock us. Illuminate us. Do it however you please, and the floor, or at least one square cube of it, is yours. We’re specialized at vacation de-programming and, if needed, can help co-create a new story tailored just for you.

If you’re feeling lucky, or if you’d just like to help out with a great cause, our friends at Cadence & Cause have a handful of ways to get into the festival and support Fuck Cancer, a charity that helps with prevention, early detection, and emotional support for those battling breast cancer. From artist experiences with Alex Cruz, to the ultimate festival experience for four people, you have a chance to have the time of your life, all while helping something that affects us all.

While you’re checking that out, feel free to jam on the little playlist we’ve curated below, and get amped for your time out at Lake Ferris.

’Mark Farina & Homero Espinosa – Mistreated (Original Mix)’
’Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun (Alex Cruz Official Remix)’
’Alex Cruz – Rubberband (ft. Tania Zygar)(short edit)’
’Rocket Heart Ft Katie Gray’
’Moby – Porcelain’
’Washed Out – All I Know (Moby Remix)’
’The Polish Ambassador, Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo – Terra Bella – 01 Shine Bright’
’Karma Fields
’Liquid Love Drops and An
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[Gotta Be] Fresh Coat Mural Festival – LA Arts District – 10/7

We’re gearing up for another trip out to LA. This time, we’ll be hitting up the inagural Fresh Coat Mural Festival, which takes place on the streets of DTLA on October 7th. A beautiful blend of art, music, food, and drinks, this brand spankin’ new block party has something for just about everyone.

Legendary local and national street artists Drew Merritt, Breeze, Vyal, It’s a living, Axis, Carley Ealey, Andrew Hem, and OG Slick will be taking over walls in the Arts District, serving up incredible, live street art for everyone who comes down. On top of that, there are local, curated food trucks from LA dishing out tasty bites, alongside of brews from Angel City Brewing and hand-crafted cocktails featuring Hansen’s Soda.

As if that wasn’t reason enough for you to head down, there’s also a top-notch musical lineup. The day kicks off with old school, hip-hop icons, The Beat Junkies, followed by Peanut Butter Wolf and The Hood Internet. Rounding out the bill are a handful of TMN favorites. Viceroy, who was one of our Resident Artists here at TMN, and the ever-so-chill Poolside. The cherry on top? RJD2 will be closing out the night. We’ve admittedly never seen him live, so you’ll find us front and center as soon as he takes the decks.

The best thing about this fest? It’s free. That’s right. The organizers, The Container Yard and Hansen’s Soda have you covered. All you have to do is RSVP and you’re good to go.

’Poolside – Next to You’
’Poolside & Fatnotronic – Esperar Pra Ver’
’RJD2 – Peace Of What’
’RJD2 – 20 Grand Palace’
’RJD2 – Smoke & Mirrors’
’Stayin’ Alive (Viceroy Edit – TMN EXCLUSIVE)’
’50 Cent – Disco Inferno (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)’
’Peanut Butter Wolf feat. 50 Grand of Homeliss Derilex
Max Mode(1995)’
’Charizma & PB Wolf – Tell You Something (1992)’
’Mocky – Sweet Things (The Hood Internet Remix ft. Donwill)’
’Beat Junkies – Classic material vol 1 ( full mixtape )’
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[Give Back] Win an Arcade Session with Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, and Funtcase

Our friends over at Cadence & Cause are at it again. This time around, they’re working with the Circus Records crew, who happen to be our Resident Label of the month, crafting a fundraiser that’s set on helping kids feel empowered through DJ workshops in Los Angeles.

The prize for this campaign is pretty legendary. Two winners, plus one guest each, will get to play arcade games with Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, and Funtcase at XLanes in downtown Los Angeles. How do you enter? It’s easy. Just head over to their campaign page and make a small donation to Give a Beat.

The minimum contribution is just $5 and will go directly towards helping underprivileged kids. That’s something we can all swing, especially for a great cause and a chance for an unforgettable experience.

As an added bonus, we’ve dialed up a little Circus Records playlist for you. Throw it on and go do some good!

Sweeps ends on Monday the 5th at 1:00PM PST. Better hurry up!

’Flux Pavilion and DISKORD – Locked In feat. Flowdan’
’Doctor P and Flux Pavilion – Party Drink Smoke feat. Jarren Benton’
’FuntCase and Max Headroom – Lets Do it’
’Cookie Monsta – Ruff feat. Tima Dee’
’Doctor P and Adam F – The Pit (feat. Method Man)’
’MARK THE BEAST – In Love With The Devil feat. Seids (Circus Records)’
’Standard&Push – Wonderland feat. Rebecca Devereux (Circus Records)’
’CRaymak – Tesseract (Circus Records)’
’I.Y.F.F.E and Holly – Big Time Player’
’Cyran – Just Like You (Circus Records)’
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[Festival Review] CRSSD Epic Weekend Recap

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(PC: Felicia Garcia / CRSSD Fest)

 

San Diego’s Waterfront Park hosted its fourth CRSSD Fest this weekend, a place that’s become home to lovers of electronic music across the entire Southern Californian region. Maintaining a similar aesthetic to the previous CRSSD festivals at the park, the scene was filled with feelings of a tropical escape, an escape that differs only so slightly from that of the city the event is held in, but it’s the difference that gives patrons a feeling that they’ve left home and arrived at a new one. The lineup, as always, was stacked with legends and exciting up and comers alike. TMN had the opportunity to check out the show, and we’ve got a full run-down below.

The fest kicked off its first day with huge names like MK, Justin Martin, Miike Snow, Cashmere Cat, and Bonobo. As per usual, Dirtybird showed up in big numbers, and Justin Martin’s set and Shiba San’s set were ones to remember. There’s always something so special about the Dirtybird crowd. Knowing that all of your lives were probably touched at one point by Shiba’s track “OKAY” is a strong bond that not many other labels can achieve, and Shiba’s set was filled with all the depth and bass one would imagine. Justin Martin’s headlining set drew crowds that were worthy of his talent, and the set was an hour and a half of pure bliss. And while Justin Martin was taking everyone on a journey at one side of the festival, house music legend Marc Kinchen (aka MK) was giving everyone an education on the other side of the fest. Pioneering house music with tracks like “Always” from the 90s, MK has his finger on the pulse of house music now more than ever. We were ecstatic to see him headlining, getting all of the glory that he deserves.

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[Giveaway] Adam Vida, Mikos Da Gawd & More @ The Independent, SF 5/13

’Adam Vida – Tomorrow Land (Prod. Mikos Da Gawd)’
’Adam Vida – Sifu (Prod. Mikos Da Gawd, Mr. Carmack and Woostaar)’

Combining agile flows, refreshing lyricism and Bay Area flavor, emcee A-1 has built a career out of ingenuity. Recently, the San Francisco native announced that he’d be leaving the A-1 project behind in favor of Adam Vida, representing a new, “more worldly” chapter in his artistic journey. Based on the releases thus far, which you can peep above, Vida certainly takes a step forward but one that fans of his early work will most certainly appreciate. Building off Thurlian, his final project as A-1, Vida’s style finds a balance between clever, comedic bars and laser-focused commentary. With producers like Mikos da Gawd, WooStar and Mr. Carmack laying down the backdrop for his message of positivity, the sky is the limit for Vida.

With that in mind, we couldn’t be more excited to be giving away 2 tickets to his first ever headlining show under the new moniker. Enter below to win a pair of tickets to catch Vida along with Mikos Da Gawd, Richie Cunning and Dregs One at The Independent this Friday, May 13th. Tickets for the show are also still available here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN 2 TIX TO ADAM VIDA AT THE INDEPENDENT

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