Benjamin Samama, a Dutch native, was an Assistant-Professor of Songwriting at Berklee College of Music from 2013 through 2015. Prior to teaching at Berklee, he started HitVocals, a toplining business that creates and sells songs to internationally successful DJ’s. For HitVocals, Benjamin acted as the main songwriter, vocal producer, engineer, editor, mixer and creative manager. Currently he is working with up-and-coming pop artists and electronic producers in New York, Los Angeles and London.
Benjamin has sold over 100 songs with over 50 songs released through major and independent labels, both in the US and Internationally.
He lives in Los Angeles, writing, recording and coaching full-time in the music industry.
HERE ARE SOME NICE WORDS FROM (FORMER) STUDENTS!
"The guy knows what he's doing- when it comes to tightening up songs so they have not just a broader appeal, but he also gives awesome personalized feedback. He tells it like it is, but not in an overly strong way. I highly recommend anything he teaches if you're looking to enrich your songwriting career!"
"The songwriting department needs more teachers like Ben. He's a pop-dance writer so if that's the music you love to listen to and write, he's the teacher for you! But he'll give constructive critique no matter what genre you're into. He understands the music industry, what the people do and don't want to hear, and will HELP you as long as you let him."