BBC Two explores the process of songwriting in new three-part series, Secrets Of The Pop Song, which follows the pen to paper to first public performance.
Each episode sees songwriter, producer and musician Guy Chambers, collaborating with an artist to write a new song each week – a ballad, an anthem and a breakthrough single, with a variety of celebrated musical contributors divulging the secrets of the trade along the way. (Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/05_may/12/music.shtml)
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright joins Guy to write a ballad, The Noisettes link up with him in the studio for the anthem programme and music producer Mark Ronson works alongside him to create a breakthrough single. The series hears from songwriting big-hitters throughout, including Sting, Brian May, Boy George, Neil Tennant, Jessie J and Diane Warren.
The scheduled dates (subject to change) are:
Sat 2nd July 9.40pm – Episode 1 - Ballad
Sat 9th July 9.40pm – Episode 2 - Breakthrough Single
Sat 16th July 9.40pm – Episode 3 - Anthem