Six of today's hitmakers on whether a classic song can transcend the era in which it was made.
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When it comes to launching a hip-hop hit in Atlanta, "man's natural habitat" is a sure bet.
A rapper from Atlanta rejects nuance and lyrical skill for hard, rough rhymes and finds an audience.
Three Nashville songwriters talk about art, commerce and writing for the lady at Harris Teeter.
Songwriters, song pushers and publishers all have a hand in taking a song from an idea to the radio.
For decades, there was a gold standard for identifying hits, but now the calculus has changed.
Producer Jerry Wonda uses the word "sonic" to describe the sounds and effects he uses to make a hit.
The best comments from the first week of our Hitmakers series. Your thoughts on what makes a hit.
Songwriter Makeba Riddick explains the delicate art of writing songs for teens and their parents.
To kick off our month-long Hitmakers series, we want to hear from you.