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A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition (chords) or melody to songs, or both. That is to say, a songwriter is a lyricist, a composer, or both. The word "songwriter" is however more commonly used to describe one who writes popular songs than to describe a writer of art songs. Look up lyrics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Musical composition is a phrase used in a number of contexts, the most commonly used being a piece of music. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Popular music, sometimes abbreviated pop music, is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are broadly popular. ... An art song is a vocal music composition, usually written for one singer and often with piano accompaniment. ...


History and background of songwriters

Songwriters may perform the songs they write themselves, or they may write for somebody else to perform. People who sing their own songs are nowadays typically called singer-songwriters, although the tradition of doing this dates back hundreds of years. More recently, the troubadours of the Middle Ages sang their own works, as did the German Minnesingers. In the contemporary era, the songwriting competition has become a valuable venue for aspiring songwriters. The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... For other uses, see Troubadour (disambiguation). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Walther von der Vogelweide (Codex Manesse, ca. ...


Most art songwriting is written for somebody other than the composer to perform, although it is known that Franz Schubert often sang his own songs at private parties. In fact most popular songwriters of today enjoy having their work recorded by a variety of artists and hearing different renditions. Schubert redirects here. ...


Many modern rock and roll bands have one or two songwriters, usually members of the band. Then there are songwriters like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sir Paul McCartney, Prince,Trent Reznor and others that write songs then record them playing their own instruments or all the instruments using a process called overdubbing (see multi-track recording). The advantage to being able to play many instruments and operate a studio is one can write the music first then weave the words into the tune, experimenting on the way. Still, many songs or foundations of songs are written with simply the songwriter and one instrument. The guitar and piano are the most popular instruments to use for songwriting because they have chordal as well as melodic capabilities. There are no rules although commercial writers speak of hooks and such required to fit into radio formats but in the 60s and 70s writers broke new ground and forced the radio to make room for them. To become a songwriter it is strongly recommended that one study music theory and poetry, as the craft is one of merging music and words. However, many talented songwriters have attained success without formal training. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... The term prince, from the Latin root princeps, is used for a member of the highest ranks of the aristocracy or the nobility. ... Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Multitrack recording is a method of sound recording that allows for the recording and re-recording of multiple sound sources, independent of time. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Pianoforte redirects here. ... Typical fingering for a second inversion C major chord on a guitar. ... Look up Melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a melody is a series of linear events or a succession, not a simultaneity as in a chord. ... Music theory is a field of study that investigates the nature or mechanics of music. ... This article is about the art form. ...


A few popular songwriters/songwriting teams in no particular order are listed below.

Many songwriters also serve as their own music publishers, while others have outside publishers. Songs in country music are often written by staff writers; songwriters directly employed by music publishers. Legally, songs may only be copied or performed publicly by permission of the authors. The legal power to grant these permissions may be bought, sold or otherwise transferred. This is governed by copyright law. Songwriting and publishing royalties can be a substantial source of income, particularly if a song becomes a hit record. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Jonas Brothers. ... The songwriting partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, usually referred to as Lennon/McCartney (sometimes McCartney/Lennon), is one of the best-known and most successful musical collaborations of all time. ... Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Peru, Indiana. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Brian Holland, his brother Edward Holland, Jr. ... Lamont Dozier (born June 16, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African American songwriter and record producer, best known as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland, the songwriting and production team that was responsible for much of the Motown sound and numerous hit records by artists such as Martha & the... Edward Holland, Jr. ... Holland-Dozier-Holland is a songwriting and production team made up of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. ... Stock, Aitken & Waterman, sometimes known as SAW, are a British songwriting and record producing trio who had great success during the mid-late 1980s and early 1990s with many of their productions. ... Amy-Jade Winehouse (born 14 September 1983) is an English soul, jazz, R&B singer and songwriter. ... Jesse McCartney (born April 9, 1987) is an American pop/R&B singer songwriter and Daytime Emmy-nominated actor. ... For other persons named Charles Hugo, see Charles Hugo (disambiguation). ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper,and songwriter. ... George and Ira Gershwin were brothers George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin who became famous as songwriters. ... Rodgers (left) and Hammerstein (right), with Irving Berlin (middle) and Helen Tamiris, watching auditions at the St. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was a Russian-born naturalized American composer and lyricist, and one of the most prolific American songwriters in history. ... Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley & Jerry Leiber Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most influential songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American MC, songwriter, actor, screenwriter, and film director. ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and pop singer-songwriter. ... Matthew Thomas Skiba (born February 24, 1976) is the lead singer and guitarist of Alkaline Trio. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Burt Bacharach (IPA: ; born May 12, 1928) is an award-winning American pianist and composer. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeff Barry (born Joel Adelberg, 1938, Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Ellie Greenwich (born 1940, Brooklyn, N.Y.) comprised one of the most prolific and successful Brill Building song writing and production teams in the early 1960s. ... For other persons named Brian Wilson, see Brian Wilson (disambiguation). ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Norman Whitfield Norman Jesse Whitfield (born in Harlem, New York in 1943) was a songwriter and producer for Berry Gordys Motown label during the 1960s. ... Barrett Strong (born February 5, 1941 in West Point, Mississippi) is an African-American singer and songwriter. ... Cynthia Weil (born October 18, 1937 in New York City) is a prominent American songwriter. ... Barry Mann (born Barry Iberman on February 9, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American songwriter, and part of one of the most prolific songwriting partnerships in the world of rock music. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. ... Richard Stephen Sambora (born on July 11th, 1959), is an American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. ... Doc Pomus (January 27, 1925 - March 14, 1991) was an American blues singer and songwriter, active throughout the 20th century. ... Mort Shuman (November 12, 1936 _ November 2, 1991) was an American singer and songwriter. ... Daryl Hall (born Daryl Franklin Hohl on October 11, 1949 Pottstown, Pennsylvania) is an American singer and songwriter best known as half of the music duo Hall & Oates (with music partner John Oates). ... -1... For other uses, see Morrissey (disambiguation). ... Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester) is an English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Bernie Taupin (born May 22, 1950) is an English lyricist most famous for his collaboration with Elton John. ... Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American Broadway lyricist and librettist. ... Frederic Loewe, an Austrian-American composer (June 10, 1901 - February 14, 1988) worked with lyricist Alan J. Lerner in musical theater. ... Julian Fernando Casablancas (born August 23, 1978) is the vocalist and songwriter of the alternative rock band The Strokes. ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC, (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... Nicholas Rodney Drake (June 19, 1948 – November 25, 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician best known for his acoustic, autumnal songs. ... Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Jagger/Richards is a songwriting team that consists of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. ... Yusuf Islam[1], formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London, UK), is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam. ... Yusuf Islam Yusuf Islam (born July 21, 1948) was a British singer-songwriter. ... Khia Chambers, born Khia Shamone Finch, (better known as Khia pronounced Kye-Ah), is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... -1... This article is about the former member of The Stone Roses . ... John Squire (born John Thomas Squire on 24th November, 1962) is an English songwriter, guitarist and artist. ... Roger Cook may be: Roger Cook, songwriter Roger Cook, investigative journalist This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Roger John Greenaway (born August 23, 1938, Fishponds, Bristol, England), is a popular British songwriter, best remembered for his collaborations with Roger Cook. ... Koshi Inaba , born on September 23, 1964 in Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture) is a Japanese vocalist. ... Takahiro Tak Matsumoto , born on March 27, 1961 in Toyonaka, Osaka) is a Japanese guitarist, producer, arranger, composer and songwriter. ... Guy Fletcher, OBE (born in St Albans, England), is a British songwriter who, in partnership with Doug Flett, wrote several hits for other artists. ... Geoff Stephens (born October 1, 1934, London), began writing during his amateur theatrical days when he wrote songs and sketches for musical revues presented by his own company, the Four Arts Society, while working as a school teacher, air traffic controller and silk screen printer. ... Tony Macaulay (born Anthony Instone, April 21, 1944, England) is an author, composer for musical theatre, and songwriter, though it was the latter that made him a household name early in his career. ... Rodgers and Hart was the songwriting team consisting of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. ... Janis Ian (born April 7, 1951[1]) is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumental musician, columnist, and science fiction author. ... This article is about the musician. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and arranger whose retro style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads. ... Christopher (Chris) John Cheney (born January 2, 1975) is the guitarist and lead vocalist in the Australian rock band, The Living End. ... Xenomania members Niara Scarlett and Giselle Sommerville on the sleeve to their 2004 Mania single Looking For A Place. Xenomania are one of the UKs leading pop production houses, put together by writer and producer Brian Higgins. ... Martin Gore (born Martin Lee Gore, 23 July 1961, Basildon, Essex, England) is an English songwriter, lyricist, singer, guitarist and keyboardist. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Albert Hammond (born 18 May 1944) is a singer-songwriter, whose family came originally from Gibraltar. ... Mike Hazelwood (born 1941 in England, died May 6, 2001 Florence, Italy) was an English singer, composer and songwriter. ... John Graham Mellor (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002), better known as Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash. ... For the Spooky Tooth and Foreigner guitarist, see Mick Jones (Foreigner). ... Nickolas Ashford (born May 4, 1942, in Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946 in The Bronx, New York) are a successful husband and wife songwriting/production team, as well as being recording artists in their own right. ... Keisuke Kuwata , born February 26, 1956) is a Japanese musician from Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England), is an English rock singer and songwriter, famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin as the lead vocalist, as well as for his successful solo career. ... For the Scottish football (soccer) player, see Jimmy Page (footballer). ... The Toxic Twins performing together in concert. ... Eddie Galan (born February 4, 1979) is a Los Angeles born singer/musician, 4 time #1 Hit Billboard songwriter and record producer, with 16x Platinum status. ... Peter Doherty (born March 12, 1979) is an English musician, artist and poet. ... Carl Ashley Raphael Barât (born June 6, 1978) is the frontman and lead guitarist in the band Dirty Pretty Things. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock band Eagles. ... George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... For the Canadian writer and television journalist, see David Gilmour (writer), for the jazz guitarist see David Gilmore. ... Sean Harris is a British actor. ... James Jimmy Jam Harris III (born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Terry Lewis (born November 21, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) are an American R&B and pop songwriting and record production team. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon[1]) is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer, songwriter, poet, activist, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Robert Forster (born July 13, 1941) is an American actor. ... This articles trivia section has too much trivia. ... Richey James Edwards (born Richard James Edwards, 22 December 1967) was the co-lyricist and guitarist of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. ... -1... Ryan Benjamin Tedder (born 7 January 1979) is an American singer, and Grammy nominated songwriter and record producer born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter (with drummer Lars Ulrich and sometimes guitarist Kirk Hammett), co-founder, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer, main songwriter (with James Hetfield) and co-founder of Metallica. ... Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was the vocalist and lyricist of the band Joy Division, which he joined in 1976. ... Alex Turner (born 1986) is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Sheffield-based indie band Arctic Monkeys. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III on December 23, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. ... Neil Tennant (right) with collaborator Chris Lowe (left) Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, Pet Shop Boys. ... Chris Lowe (left) with collaborator Neil Tennant (right) Christopher Sean Lowe (born on October 4, 1959 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England) is an English musician, who, with his colleague Neil Tennant, makes up the successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys. ... Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... Martin Karl Max Martin Sandberg (born February 26, 1971) is a Grammy-nominated,[1] Swedish pop-dance music producer and songwriter. ... Guy Chambers (born January 12, 1963 in London) is an English songwriter and record producer best known for his long partnership with Robbie Williams. ... Cathy Dennis (born March 25, 1969 in Norwich, England) is a Grammy Award winning dance-oriented pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. ... Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (born December 9, 1970) is an American songwriter, record producer, and singer who has contributed to a long list of internationally successful popular songs. ... Matthew Gerrard is a Canadian record producer and songwriter. ... Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... The duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are American popular musicians known collectively as Simon & Garfunkel. ... For the lead singer of the band Scandal, see Patty Smyth. ... This article deals with contemporary popular music publishing. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The copyright symbol is used to give notice that a work is covered by copyright. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A sound recording, usually in the form of a single or album, that sells a large number of copies or otherwise becomes broadly popular or well-known, through airplay, club play, or inclusion in a soundtrack. ...


Songwriters in the popular music genre often also work as record producers, commonly using the professional title Producer-songwriter. In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ...


The old apprenticeship approach to learning how to write songs is being supplemented by some universities. It is possible to learn how to write songs. For instance, Bangor University has a degree course, English with Songwriting, which teaches the composition of songs by showing how the metaphorical and rhythmical structures of language are combined with music, in history, theory, and practice. A knowledge of modern music technology and business skills are necessary to make a career in songwriting. The University of Wales, Bangor (UWB) is a constituent institution of the University of Wales based in the small city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales, United Kingdom. ...


References

  • Rimler, Walter Not Fade Away Pierian Press (1984) ISBN 0-87650-159-5
  • Waterman, J. Douglas, Ed. Song: The World's Best Songwriters on Creating the Music That Moves Us Writer's Digest (2007) ISBN 1-58297-424-1
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