K-pop Hit Songwriting & Music Production Class

K-pop Hit Songwriting & Music Production Class

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The Garnish Music School K-pop Hit Songwriting & Music Production Class is a 12-week live online course on writing and
producing K-pop hits, taught by Appu “LoudBoy” Krishnan (Got 7’s, CJ E&M, Wanna One) and a selection of his LoudBoy Music Camp (scroll down for more).

Enroll in this premium virtual course to acquire cutting-edge skills, advanced techniques, and firsthand industry insights essential for crafting successful hits in the consistent K-pop market.

This comprehensive program unfolds through weekly live online sessions, incorporating hands-on tasks and three interactive playback sessions. Here, you can present your music for expert feedback, while also gaining valuable insights from your peers’ music and their advice. Students also gain access to authentic K-pop song briefs for practical application.

Introduction and Understanding The K-Pop Market
  • Introduction to the course
  • Introducing yourselves, the students
  • Understanding the K-pop Market
  • Elements defining a K-pop hit
Decoding K-Pop Song Structure
  • Breakdown the typical song structure of K-Pop tracks
  • Learn about K-pop song structure
  • Study how K-pop songs maintain balance and pacing
  • Your task
Crafting Engaging Melodies
  • Explore melodic concepts that resonate with K-Pop audiences
  • Learn techniques for writing catchy hooks and earworms
  • Practice creating melodies that fit the K-pop genre
  • Your task
Live Online Song Playback and advice session
Writing Impactful Lyrics
  • The world of K-pop lyrics and themes
  • Storytelling and emotional connection in lyrics
  • Lyric writing exercise
  • Your task
Mastering Vocal Arrangements
  • Vocal arrangement styles in K-pop
  • Harmonize and layer vocals effectively
  • Create vocal arrangements that elevate your song
  • Your task
Rhythm and Beats
  • The importance of rhythm in K-pop songs
  • Drum patterns and percussion elements
  • Rhythmic variations to create infectious beats
  • Your task
Live Online Song Playback and advice session
Electronic Sounds and Synths
  • The role of electronic elements in modern K-pop
  • Synthesizers and sound design for K-pop tracks
  • Experimentation with electronic sounds and sampling
  • Your task
Dynamic Song Production and Arrangement
  • Dynamic song arrangements in K-pop
  • How to build tension and create memorable transitions
  • Arrangements for maximum impact
  • Your task
Music Production Software, Plugins and Top Tips
  • Music production software used in K-pop
  • Basic recording, editing, and mixing techniques
  • How to use production tools to refine your song
  • Your task
Final feedback and sharing












Appu ‘LoudBoy’ Krishnan is based in Los Angeles, California.  He has worked with Christina Aguilera, Jordin Sparks and The Jacksons; written and produced K-Pop hits for CJ E&M, Wanna One and Criminal Minds and collaborated with producers Shea Taylor, Brandon Friesen and Emile Ghantous.  Appu cowrote and co-produced Korean Supergroup Got 7’s song “Trust My Love” in their comeback album “Dye”. The album went #1 on Gaon charts and was #4 on Billboard World Albums. He also mixed “Long Black” Jus2’s song from their 2019 Focus Album.












Keith Justin Hetrick is a Grammy-nominated American songwriter and record producer based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has worked with notable artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Shaggy, T.I., Pitbull, Now United, Fifth Harmony, GOT7, NCT, Cher Lloyd, Roy Wang, Nine Percent, Wanna One, Aston Merrygold, Silentó, The Jacksons, Ray Parker Jr., Teddy Riley, Paulina Rubio, Sophia Grace, and Inna.





Baddluck is a multi-platinum songwriter and producer whose songs have garnered more than half a billion sales and streams, charted in the Billboard hot 100, as well as gone #1 on the dance charts.

One of Spotify’s 2022 most notable women in music, Baddluck has worked with artists such as David Guetta, Jason Derulo, Illenium, James Arthur, Lauv, Cheat Codes, Steve Aoki, Cher Lloyd, Sabrina Carpenter, PrettyMuch, DVRKO, Dylan Conrique and more.














Cameron Neilson is an independent platinum songwriter Cameron Neilson, and has achieved 200+ million streams cross platform, thanks to the Billboard number 1 single for KPOP super groups ITZY and cuts with SuperJunior, GWSN, South Club, Jung Se Woon and Girls Day, as well as Brian Justin Crum (Americas Got Talent), Australian artist TIAAN and DJ HEYZ. His other songwriting/feature credits include ‘World Hold On’ & ‘Repeat It’ with Scissors, ‘Time after Time’ with DJ Ricky Luna, #ADEF with The Perry Twins, and the title theme song for the award winning short ‘Trophy Boy’.














Laureli is a Seattle-born, Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter, whose musicality stems from her understanding of melody and rhythm. Known for her affinity to the west coast, Laureli has secured syncs with major studios such as Paramount Pictures (Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank) & HBO Max (FBoy Island).

She’s written and featured on songs (Yaz, Anny Gabrielly, Sam Lachow, Joza) totalling over 10 million streams; participated in various songwriting camps spanning different genres including: SM Entertainment (K-pop), Antisocial Producer Club NYC (Pop/Hip-Hop), Daytripper Publishing Madrid (Pop/Hip-Hop), Now United (R&B), Chandler Park Music Group (R&B). She’s been featured on Spotify Editorial Playlists as well as featured in an interview with Ladygunn; performed at CMW 2022, Catch One, Hotel Ziggy, and Secret Loft LA; and won the 2020 Celebration of Music Award!


24 Hours | $1099 + $100 Registration

Use the ‘CONNECT’ button below to request schedule information for our classes. One of our placement experts will follow up within a business day. For one-to-one lessons, see K-Pop Hit Songwriting & Production Private Instruction, and connect with a specialist on that page.

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