DEX Songwriting Expo is back! And in 2023, it is coming to you in its most professional and practical form, yet. Hungarian Collecting Society Artisjus organizes 4 entire afternoons, each focusing on a specific topic and speaker. On the 16th May:

How to write repetitive yet varied melodies, hooks and sub-hooks? How do lyrics and melody work together in different genres of popular music? Let’s do some melody-math with Niclas Lundin’s, whose „Essentials of Hit Toplining” masterclass awaits you on 16th May in Budapest!

Niclas Lundin teaches at the Songwriters Academy of Sweden and is a Multi Platinum Songwriter with near 200 songs released by artists from over 25 countries, including Martin Garrix, SHINee, Rick Springfield, Andreas Moe, James LaBrie, Namie Amuro and many more.


• As an additional program - Niclas will be hosting a limited seating toplining workshop. Participants will write toplines for an instrumental, and - with Niclas’ guidance - pick and choose the best ideas for the song in the making.

Apply for the limited seating workshop by submitting a song you wrote in English. It can either be a studio or a demo recording.

How to apply:

Buy your DEX ticket for 16 May 2023, then send your audio recording (or a download link to it) to by 12 May.

Subject: Application for Niclas Lundin’s workshop. Important: Use the same email address that you bought your DEX ticket with.

Based on the submitted songs, Niclas will select the participants for the workshop.

This program will take place on the same day as the masterclass.

• At DEX you can meet Artisjus’ member services, and ask your questions on  royalty and copyright. Book your one-on-one session here:


► Program:
16.00-16.30: Opening program, Szonja Balogh: Project First.Wave: Gender Balance and Fair Compensation in Music Production
16:30- 18:00 Niclas Lundin masterclass
18:00-18:30 Q&A

DEX Songwriting Expo is organized by the Hungarian Collecting Society, Artisjus. The mission: information sharing, professional growth and networking within the Central-European songwriting community.


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