Song Start is a video and podcast education series focusing on songwriting, production, music business, and music & mindset. It's a jumping off point. It's where the song starts!
MUSIC & MINDSET
INTRO TO SONG START
ALI TAMPOSI AND TAMAR KAPRELIAN
Introducing a new video and podcast series focused on songwriting, production, music, and mindset, from the multi-platinum songwriter Tamposi and songwriter-activist Kaprelian.
DISSECTING POPULAR SONG STRUCTURES
WITH ASAF PERES OF TOP40 THEORY
In this podcast Top40 Theory explains hit song components such as melodic previews and “fuel-core” hooks, and how you can use these techniques in your songwriting.
BREAKING DOWN HOOKS
WITH ALI TAMPOSI AND ANDREW WATT
The long-time songwriting partners explain melodic, lyrical, and instrumental Camila Cabello hooks from their hit catalog, discussing how and why each component creates a catchy song.
INSPIRATION AND COLLABORATION
WITH TOVE LO AND CHARLI XCX
The singer-songwriters discuss their approach to songwriting and offer practical tips on how to navigate collaboration inside writing rooms and in the studio.
DEMYSTIFYING THE ART OF SONG STRUCTURE
WITH VICTORIA MONÉT
The Grammy-winning songwriter and frequent Ariana collaborator shares her approach to the craft and dives into traditional forms and rules, not to mention the importance of knowing when to break free.
INSPIRATION, CO-WRITES, AND SERVING THE SONG
WITH CHAZ CARDIGAN
The rising pop singer shares his songwriting tools and how to find the right creative partners, as well as exploring the social and human intricacies of collaboration.
TERMS FOR YOUR SONGWRITING TOOLBOX
WITH ASAF PERES
This helpful glossary breaks down the definitions in the Song Start podcast where Top40 Theory dissects popular song structures.
WITH NIJA CHARLES
From Cardi B, H.E.R., and Ty Dolla $ign, to Beyoncé and Jay-Z, this 24-year-old’s already written for some big hitters. In this episode, she deconstructs “positions” by Ariana Grande.
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