Definitions

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  • adj. Making hits (popular songs).

Etymologies

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hit +‎ making

Examples

  • The post-dumping tune "Brand New You," written for Cosgrove by hitmaking production team Espionage the evil geniuses behind Train's "Soul Sister", had at least one turn of phrase worthy of a country song: "It's never been better 'cause I found a brand new you."

    In concert: Miranda Cosgrove at The Music Center at Strathmore

  • Isn't that why she's applied a thin but decided layer of the hitmaking Autotune to her voice here?

    Not quite

  • For students of TV hitmaking, no franchise is more fascinating than the one that began with "Law & Order."

    Anatomy of a Restoration

  • Peters, who has been credited over the years with coining the term "Music Mecca of the South" to describe Atlanta's music business, thinks the city's influence in hitmaking will continue to grow.

    Kristi York Wooten: Georgia Is To Grammy As Butter Is to Paula Deen: An Essential Ingredient

  • There's something pleasing about the way it eschews all the standard baggage that comes with middle-of-the-road, Radio 2-playlisted artists: no gentle trip-hop breakbeats or cosseting synth washes, no hitmaking songwriters-for-hire buried in the credits, no post-Amy Winehouse retro soul or supper-club jazz scenery.

    Rumer: seasons of my soul – review

  • Sinatra “retired” at fifty — just past the “September Of His Years”, his hitmaking on the wane.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • For weeks, she resisted his entreaties to record "Come on-a My House," based on an Armenian folk song, but when Mr. Miller finally persuaded her, his hitmaking instincts again proved unerring.

    Mitch Miller, record executive and 'Sing Along' host, dies at 99

  • Mainstream clubbers have started paying attention after two off-the-charts remixes for Lady Gaga, including a banging reworking of "Alejandro" on the singer's new EP, the jaw-droppingly-good remix of Sidney Samson's "Riverside" and the percussive tribal rhythms of "Louder Than Words," a collaboration with hitmaking DJ David Guetta.

    Nightlife Agenda

  • If you're Susanna Hoffs, she of '80s hitmaking girl group the Bangles, you do all that, go on some national reunion tours, and make sure you're done in time to pick the kids up from school.

    Ex-Bangle Meets Mr. Jangle

  • Founder Berry Gordy Jr. joins a groundbreaking chorus — Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Suzanne de Passe, and other legends — to give an oral history of the Detroit hitmaking machine and the cultural and racial breakthroughs it inspired.

    In Their Own Words: An Oral History Archive

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