Back by popular demand- Clay Drayton, hit songwriter for Motown records talks about what makes a Powerful Hook in a song.
Clay Drayton has been involved in the music industry for the past 40 years. He was a songwriter on staff at Motown Records for 7 years. He wrote, arranged,produced and played on songs for some of your favorite singers like Diana Ross, The Supremes, the Jackson 5, Jermaine Jackson, Bette Midler etc and he has multiple gold & platinum records to his credit.
Mr. Drayton is a member of ASCAP, the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP), and a voting member for the Grammys.
Clay is currently teaching a Professional songwriting class at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, CA. He speaks at music schools and conducts Professional Songwriting seminars & workshops nationwide.
Private Consultations available! Clay will be in town a 1 extra day. 1 on 1 Consultations: $60 for 30 min / $100 for 60 min, whichever works best for you.
Clay will also be listening to a few member's songs and critiquing them. If you would like a song critiqued send the mp3 and lyrics to [masked] by 5/6.
Here's what members said about Mr Drayton's presentation in August 2012:
...great points that i will be incorporating...
...easy to understand points about writing a hit song.
Awesome meeting, i learned more in one hour than i ever did from anyone else.
Clay was an awesome guest, great insight.
...shared the technique of putting a melody to a memorable line. Great workshop.
Because seating is limited, you MUST RSVP for this meeting.