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Who is the Lavot credited on Elvis’ version of ‘My Boy’?

In the album leaflet for Promised Land (CD (2000): RCA 07863 67930 2), there are not four, but five songwriters credited with writing ‘My Boy’, listed as Martin / Coulter / Francois [sīc] / Bourtayre /...
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I had the Time of my Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

I had the Time of my Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes is a beautiful romantic duet song. Who composed the music for this song? I mean the music composer of this song.
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Where can I find the full recording of The Siamese Cat song from Lady and the Tramp?

I first heard this song back in 2004 when a friend gave me a tape with a Disney readalong on a cassette, with Lady and the Tramp being on one side, and another book on the other. It wasn't until the ...
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Lead artist and featured artist of a song - how are they determined?

I just wanted to know for a collaborative song, what are the factors affecting which artists to be credited as the lead artists and which artists to be credited as the featured artist.
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Would "Garage Band" App be considered a genre?

My friend creates all of his music on an iPad using the 'Garage Band" App. His songs are so different from one another and would probably qualify for many different genre descriptions. Would it be ...
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Are there any artists who have written original lyrics in languages they don't speak?

And no, I don't mean Pitbull saying "Uno, dos, tre, quattro". I'm wondering if there have been any instances of songwriters writing most or all of the lyrics to an original song in a language or ...
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Aldous Huxley and 5/4 Meter in Music Predating "Take 5"

Background: "Take 5" by Dave Brubeck is one of the more famous jazz standards out there, and one thing any analyst would point out immediately is the tune's 5/4 shuffle, which from what I ...
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Song "This Loneliness" written by carmine Coppola "

When was the song, "This Loneliness" written by Carmine Coppola?
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Which was first "Stronger" or "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"?

As it is well known, Stronger by Kanye West features Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk (https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/kanye-west-stronger-10-anniversary-2119541). A friend told me ...
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Who is the real songwriter of a song?

When I Google a song lyrics, Google usually shows it with songwriters at the bottom. For instance, "post malone paranoid lyrics" Is it possible to find out who took what part in songwriting process? ...
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Songs like "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens [closed]

I heard this song "Father & Son" by Cat Stevens. I really liked it. I liked this fact that Cat used a deeper register for the father while a higher one for the son. What is the genre of this song ...
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Did Robbie Williams write any songs for Take That?

The title says it all really. Great writer is our Robbie but I'm wondering if Gary Barlow allowed him to write for Take That.
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Publishing agreement around Beyoncé's song "Sandcastles"

According to this information, why did the song writer Vincent Berry II said that the he couldn't sign the contract because it's a high interest loan? Why is that? From Wikipedia, who quotes an ...
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Is it implied that a publisher also holds the copyright of a song?

I came across an instance in an album booklet where it lists the publishers of a track. What was interesting about this particular booklet was the way it lists its publishers. Before the first ...
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What's the correct way to read publishing credits for an album?

I'm in the process of putting together a personal music database and now at the point where I'm adding in publishing credits for albums. What confuses me is the overall format on how they're listed in ...
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Singing English song as a non-English speaker

I am not that good at English but me and my friends want to add English songs in our new album. 1.How do you think on that? 2.Could someone recommend me a website that we can buy lyrics? Thanks
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What happen to Roxie LS?

So, yeah, what happened to Roxie LS? I like her style and voice. She was supposed to be big. She studied classical music, she is British if I remember correctly. She loved surf culture and she surfs ...
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Who is songwriter Pick Purnell?

On soul legend Solomon Burke's critically-acclaimed late-career album Don't Give Up On Me (2002), the closing track is credited to "Pick Purnell." According to Solomon himself, Mr. Purnell was an ...
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