I am getting sick of people not knowing what they are talking about when it comes to songwriting. There are a few things that need to be taken said her. Songwriting is a very important thing to make you an artist. It is putting your thoughts and emotions and experiences on paper for people to relate to and understand you better. Songwriting is hard work, especially when you make a hit. You want lyrics to be perfect, as well as the melody and message.
Some people here are giving props to people because they co write their songs and that is such bull. Co writing is better than not writing at all true, but then again it may be almost the same thing. Artists can shave a word or a sentence that they tweaked and their name will be put as co writers. I take people like Avril Lavigne for example. I like some of her songs they are very catchy. But she was so keen on trying to give herself props for writing her own music when she doesn’t. She has professional writers, several ones on the first album, helping her write. They make the songs what they are. They know how to make hits and give the people what they want that is their job.
It is the same thing as going on stage and lip syncing half the song, and singing the other half live. It’s not the same thing as people who never lip sync. It is so easy to co write songs, it is VERY hard to make a good song and a hit song all by yourself when you aren’t a professional songwriter. All pop artists today co write, I believe Britney Spears has as well. That’s how you know how easy it is. It is basically impossible to see an album made these days where the artist writes it themselves. I just want to make it clear that co writing is not the same as writing yourself whatsoever. Anybody could do it when there are other writers backing you up. But it takes a real artist to write their own songs themselves and manage to make hits and connections with people.
I hope one day their will be an artist out there who will do so. These pop singers today (again specifically Avril Lavigne) need to stop saying they write their own music. Ashlee Simpson too and many others I cannot think of. Because they don’t write their OWN songs. They could freaking fix one single word on a song (which Avril HAS done) and claim to be a writer. It’s wrong to do, especially when it takes away the songwriters hard work. They do SO much for the singers and they don’t get any credit.