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How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18 What constitutes a hook? Any element of a song that grabs a listener’s attention and “hooks” them in. With there being so much competition for our listeners’ attention, including multiple hooks throughout our songs has become more important than ever. According to an article in The Atlantic magazine, “A short-attention-span… Read more...


Bobby Hebb Dies

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From News, posted 8.04.10 Influential R&B songwriter and vocalist Bobby Hebb has died. He was 72. The Nashville native wrote and recorded “Sunny,” a soaring groove that remains perennially hummable, even by generations born decades after its original release. The tune was covered by James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Eddy Arnold, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder,… Read more...


The Ventures’ Bob Bogle Dies

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From News, posted 6.23.09 Bob Bogle, the guitarist for The Ventures, died recently in Vancouver, Washington, after a long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 75. One of American music’s most successful instrumental groups, The Ventures enjoyed a slew of hits including “Walk—Don’t Run,” a version of the Hawaii Five-O theme, “Perfida,” and numerous… Read more...