K-Pop Songwriting Course

K-Pop Songwriting Course

K-Pop Songwriting Course | Los Angeles

Learn how the Asian market is having a huge impact on the US music industry and changing it forever. Why it’s smart to get educated and become part of it now as a songwriter. Taught by top K-Pop songwriter expert, Cameron Neilson who has over 100 million cross streams in the Asian market, learning his craft while working at label and publisher ‘Joombas’ as in-house top-liner and vocal producer. Two number-one songs for Girlband ‘ITZY’ and boyband ‘Super Junior’ and many more has made Cameron one of the sought after top-liners in LA for the K-Pop genre.

Course will be split up between theory and practical. End of course aim to have one to two fully written tracks ready to record, co-written with your small group and teacher, who has a proven track record in the industry that will get it closer to the cut.

1. Introductions: What is K-Pop? The biggest bands in K-Pop list.

Watch and study the markets in Asia , (K-Pop, J-Pop, China). The similarities and differences.

2. Songwriting economics: Societies, international royalties, split sheets, how sessions work in K-Pop.

3. Breakdown of three K-Pop songs. The elements, production and the all-important vocal production.

4. Song critique to students of any existing songs and discuss changes in the group.

5. Breakdown of groups: Play through selection of tracks, choose tracks for each group, explain how the next part of the course will work and the aim of what we are doing. Students to leave with two finished songs (Male and Female version for each track) with a detailed plan on recording.

6: Songwriting sessions: write four songs and have two finished.

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    This kind of material and skill needs to be well TAUGHT. The instructors were excellent teachers and mentors. They are very passionate about the craft - and are extremely knowledgeable as well as experienced. But they also are very good at articulating the lessons and passing along that wisdom so we can learn... The course was an excellent mix of discussion as well as hands-on training. The instructors also set an exceptional tone for our classroom and created an environment that was motivating and optimal for learning. Great job!

    Eugene KirillovAlan Guno

    It was the perfect combination of knowledge and experience. The course was very well planned out, and never did it feel like we were going too slow or too fast.

    Kristina Korban

    My songs that were already finished were improved significantly, when I didn't think there was much room to improve. My writing ability and originality also increased. Casey is patient, but also honest, and it's exactly what I needed to get my music to another level. She was always open to hear original songs and give feedback, and was very good with answering questions even if they were asked more than once. If I could take the course myself again I totally would.

    Evan Frazer

    Learned about song structure theoretically, but also about how to implement it. We saw what a songwriting session looks like, and how to get past obstacles that are common to those types of creative marathons.

    Michael Wiener

    I would recommend this course to my friends that love music and creating their own songs. I definitely have learnt so much and loved everything about it.

    Brianna O'Connor

    It’s a great school and have great teachers. Some schools care only about fancy gear in the classroom and forget about the essential: the teachers!

    João Gama