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Why are British song writers so successful?

July 2nd, 2015

Episode 455 of 1275 episodes

Data being published today highlights the success of UK composers and music publishers in the US in particular. For the past 3 years running, more than a third of the top 100-selling albums in America have featured tracks by UK writers. Why are British writers so in demand, and how do you make your name internationally as a songwriter or producer in an age where sleeve notes have disappeared thanks to iTunes and Spotify? Jane Dyball is CEO of the Music Publishers Association puts the success of British writers down to the mix of cultural genres writers are exposed to and a strong work ethic. Wayne Hector, a songwriter and has written for Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Westlife, says he enjoys not being known despite the success songs he's written have had.

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