Parents' Guide to

Platinum Hit

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Songwriting contest more focused on craft than drama.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2011
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The reality series offers some interesting and professional insight into what goes into the creative and competitive world of songwriting. Judges and writers offer details about what makes a song worth producing into a record, like what lyrics and melodies immediately grab audiences, and the importance of staying away from clichés.

There's some minor tension between contestants, especially when writing teams can't make their song work. But the show's focus is more about creative energy than on than heated reality drama. Also enjoyable are the musical performances, which often look like they've been produced for MTV Unplugged. Best of all, aspiring songwriters may learn something by watching.

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