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What Good Is A Songwriter?

Neale-Widdison, Anna (2019) What Good Is A Songwriter? . Songwriting Studies Project Blog. (KAR id:83993)


Recently I saw a post on Twitter from the songwriter Dan Wilson, asking the question; ‘what good is a songwriter today’? The post received 51 replies stating, amongst others, that a songwriter is a ‘truth teller’, a ‘flashback’ a ‘prophet’ or ‘bard’, someone who can put ‘feeling into words’ where others can’t. All wonderfully vivid. This post started a train of thought for me. In answering Dan’s question on Twitter I asked myself, can you separate the song and the songwriter, and if you do, what is the purpose of a songwriter? Especially in this day and age.

Item Type: Internet publication
Uncontrolled keywords: songwriting, songwriters
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Anna Neale Widdison
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 11:26 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 04:15 UTC
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Neale-Widdison, Anna.

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