Producing Hit Songs with Desmond Child

Producing Hit Songs with Desmond Child


NARIP's Producing Hit Songs series  featured top producer / songwriter Desmond Child who discussed creating and producing great music.  Child has worked with and co-written with KISS, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Joan Jett, Michael Bolton, Cher, and Ricky Martin among others. 


NARIP’s Producing Hit Songs series featured top producer / songwriter Desmond Child who discussed creating and producing great music. In this special NARIP session Desmond opened up about the good, the bad and the mediocre one encounters as a producer. He wowed the audience with his humor, compassion and frank discussion of what it really takes to make and sustain a relevant career.

  • Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
  • Record & Music Publishing Executives
  • Producers, Performing Rights Organizations
  • Artist Development A&R Executives
  • Anyone seeking to better understand the artist development process
    and produce better music
  • How is great music created and produced?
  • What do top music producers look for in an artist?
  • How do you find, develop and keep artist clients?
  • How do producers handle challenges such as creative control?
  • How do they get the best performances out of artists?

Producer-songwriter Desmond Child has enjoyed 69 Top 40 hits. He has been one of the most successful and versatile songwriters in the music business for more than two decades. This consummate hitmaker first enjoyed success as an artist (with his group, Desmond Child & Rouge) then went on to co-write numerous hits for KISS, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Joan Jett, Michael Bolton and Cher, among others. Most recently, he has co-written and produced several hits for Ricky Martin, including the breakthrough single, “Livin’ La Vida Loca.”

NARIP PROGRAM NUMBER: DVD4 (product is an mp3)
PROGRAM DATE: April 10, 2007
PROGRAM TIME: 2 hours and 11 minutes (131 minutes)
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Program music courtesy of Sparks & Silhouettes


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