What does songwriter mean?

Definitions for songwriter
ˈsɔŋˌraɪ tər, ˈsɒŋ-song·writ·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. songwriter, songster, ballad maker(noun)

    a composer of words or music for popular songs

Wiktionary

  1. songwriter(Noun)

    Someone who writes the lyrics and usually the music of songs.

    We are now collaborating with a famous songwriter.

Freebase

  1. Songwriter

    A songwriter is an individual who writes songs, also called a composer. Although songwriters of the past commonly composed, arranged and played their own songs, more recently the pressure to produce popular hits has tended to distribute responsibility between a number of people. Popular culture songs may be written by group members, but are now usually written by staff writers: songwriters directly employed by music publishers. Some songwriters serve as their own music publishers, while others have outside publishers. Furthermore, songwriters no longer need labels to support their music. Technology has advanced to the point where anyone can record at home. The old-style apprenticeship approach to learning how to write songs is being supplemented by some universities and colleges and rock schools. A knowledge of modern music technology and business skills is seen as necessary to make a songwriting career, and music colleges offer songwriting diplomas and degrees with music business modules. Since songwriting and publishing royalties can be a substantial source of income, particularly if a song becomes a hit record, legally, in the US, songs written after 1934 may only be copied by the authors. The legal power to grant these permissions may be bought, sold or transferred. This is governed by international copyright law.

Editors Contribution

  1. songwriter

    A person with the ability to write songs or lyrics.

    Songwriters are gifted with the ability to write songs.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

How to pronounce songwriter?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of songwriter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of songwriter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of songwriter in a Sentence

  1. Katy Perry:

    I ’m just a singer-songwriter, honestly. I speak my truths, and I paint my fantasies into these little bite-size pop songs, for instance, I kissed a girl and I liked it. Truth be told, I did more than that.

  2. Harold Bradley:

    He was very creative. He had a knack for picking songs and he was a great songwriter.

  3. John Hiatt:

    My attitude these days is, if you write a bad song, what are they gonna do, throw you in songwriter jail?

  4. Tom Waits:

    For a songwriter, you don't really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes. And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they're made of, and wonder if you can make one, too.

  5. John Hiatt:

    It's a whole package, singer/songwriter. I like writing but I like performing just as much.

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