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Many non-native English lyricists have had success with English songs (especially ones from Sweden, for some reason: ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base, Cardigans, etc.). I often find those lyrics to be a bit odd or "off" but in an appealing way. Non-native speakers often phrase things in unusual ways that can help their lyrics stand out from the crowd. If you do ...


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The typical publishing agreement contract works like this (exact numbers may vary): The overall benefits of the song are split in two: 50% writer's income 50% publishing income Most often, the songwriter trades some or all of the publishing rights to a publishing company in exchange for a large sum of money --enough that Berry could have stopped being ...


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The Police: Hungry for You (J'aurais Toujours Faim De Toi). Written mostly in French, apparently with the help of Trudie Styler, with whom Sting was having an affair at the time. Reference: https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-police/hungry-for-you-jaurais-toujours-faim-de-toi


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There are examples of Five-Step Waltzes danced to 5/4 time from the 19th century from about 1846. These are also known as "Valse à Cinq Temps". There are descriptions of some of theses at the Library of Dance. It's quite possible that Huxley might have heard of these.


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Expanding my comment above into an answer as requested by the OP. This is an interesting question! The closest that I can offer is: Sanskrit. It's not really spoken any more in the sense of people carrying conversations in it (except in a unique village in India). It is, however, the language of many shlokas that are chanted even today in many households, ...


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Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones of course) - (Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star (1981) - Has various parts in French, and looking at the quality of those parts it's very hard to believe Mr Wyman is fluent! Je suis un rock star Je avais un residence Je habiter la A la south of France Voulez vous Partir with me? And come and rester la With me in France In fact earlier ...


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When supportive artists are invited to work on an album they are featured on the record. It is more like a description of what happened rather than a status. The lead artist is the one responsible for the creation of the album or at least developed the inital idea/concept for the album. However artists can agree on different forms of attribution, like "...


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The above means the copyright is held by EMI Blackwood Music and Dam Rich Music. The owner of copyright differs depending on the contract. The copyright holder is not always the same as the publisher.


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Yes. Robin Williams is credit as writer on the album Nobody Else in 1995. On the song Sure. Written-By – Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams Note also that when he came back in the album Progress in 2010 he was credited in all songs: Written-By – Barlow* (tracks: 1 to 11), Donald* (tracks: 1 to 11), Orange* (tracks: 1 to 11), Owen* (tracks: 1 to ...


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If you’re a musician/publisher and have registered to be a member of PRS for Music (or perhaps another copyright society), you can search their musical works database. You can search for a specific track (if it’s covered by copyright) and the database will tell you who was Author, Composer/Author or Arranger.


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The roles are very often not clearly divided within the team, often the lyrics and the music are a collaborative effort. The producer would not usually get a songwriting credit unless they did contribute to either lyrics or music, although it's possible that the producer or other people in the team might insist on a credit, even if they didn't contribute to ...


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As requested by the OP and with due respect to @Brahadeesh for making me think of it.... In the 1990's, British band Kula Shaker had a number of hits that were written with a substantial part of the lyrics in Sanskrit. Apparently, frontman Crispian Mills was somewhat obsessed with Indian culture. Two of their 1996 Top 10 hits were called "Tattva" and "...


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No. First off, the term "Garage Band" is also associated with starting bands with low budges so having that as a genre would be confusing. Second is genre meant to show off what type of music the band/artist supplies. There are many ways to group music like key, time signature, instrumentation which all show something, but trying to extend those to a genre ...


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A musical genre is characterized by a particular style, form, or content, not by the means by which the music is produced. "Garage Band" is no more a genre than "studio recording" or "played by computer by Finale notation file" or "notated on paper" would be.


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I believe there is no basis for the claim that "Kanye wrote it first". In all the evidence quoted below, you'd expect Kanye to have made some claim publicly that he wrote the tune. 1) From the NME article you quote : It could have all been so different though, as Kanye apparently hadn’t even heard of Daft Punk just 12 months prior to the release of ‘...


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This isn't really a genre, because Stevens uses the two registers for a very specific reason based on the lyrics --he's playing two different characters, one older and one younger. The only other songs I can think of that do characters by register are the middle section of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody,", and the goofy call-and-response section of Justin ...


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Bit of deeper googling reveals her real name is Samantha Del Greco - sometimes Zola Del Greco, Sophia Del. Hope that helps.


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