A brief History of Hit Songwriters you’ve probably never heard of

Recent Hypebot stories about how songwriters ar mocking low streaming roaylty rates and Tiffany Red shining a light on unfair song splits, serve as reminders of how much songwriters are the unsung hero’s of the music business.

With that in mind this week’s Hypebot Flashback Friday resurfaces a post that aims to right that last wrong for at least a few hit songwriters.

Hit Songwriters You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly’s Flypaper

When we think about how the world’s most popular music is written, recorded, and performed, it is both more convenient and more glamorous to imagine that the entire process is undertaken by a single individual or band. The people on the screen, they must be the beautiful, rare geniuses that they are portrayed to be…

In reality, however, most pop music hits are written by someone other than the performer. Even if the performer does write their own melody or lyric, often a producer will come in and work out how the song will ultimately come together on a larger scale.


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