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 "...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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
Partir with me?
And come and rester la
With me in France
In fact earlier ...
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
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" is a 1987 song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and used as the theme song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The song has won a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe Award ...
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 "...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
A number of Swedish songwriters have made it big writing English-language pop songs, despite it not being their native language --sometimes with odd results.
One of my favorite groups, Roxette, became international stars on the back of a song that songwriter Per Gessle later admitted was made up of nonsense English phrases made up to fit the rhythm.
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 ...