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Old 13th September 2010
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-In order to write a hit song, just try as hard as you can to cater to lowest common denominator. Usually sex (or PG 13 twilight romance if you're feeling sappy) does it.
-Have no sense of good taste whatsoever; this only gets in the way.
-Write the simplest melody possible. Think of cheese cake. All niceness, no substance.
-Repeat any parts, all parts, as much as possible, but have a small break at 3/4 of the song, to come back to the same parts again.
-Find what's "cool" about any particular subculture and water it down so both 13 year old girls and 50 year old housewives can buy your tickets.
-Have one or two lines that sound deep. They don't need to be, they just need to sound it. Put that in your chorus. Better still, make that your entire chorus.
-Master at -3dB RMS.

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