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Top 46 Best Songwriters Quotes

#1. It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters. - Author: Helen Slater
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#2. I keep reading about people who want to be famous - it's not that they want to be great songwriters or great actors, they want to be celebrities. That is scary because you can be famous doing some really stupid things. - Author: Barry Manilow
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#3. I appreciate a lot of singer-songwriters that the normal person doesn't, but I feel like everyone thoroughly enjoys an Ed Sheeran show. - Author: Jacob Whitesides
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#4. Songwriters are expanding time rather than compressing time. My short stories tend to be old fashioned, with a beginning, middle and end. - Author: Steve Earle
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#5. You know, there's still a lot of great songwriters out there who hand in songs. And there's a lot of brilliant singers and performers out there who sing other people's words. I enjoy doing both. - Author: Jason Mraz
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#6. Songwriters write songs, but they really belong to the listener. - Author: Jimmy Buffett
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#7. You need to understand that a skilled professional songwriter can accelerate your success as an already talented musician. These people are writing every single day, so their craft is really sharp, and it's the best songwriters who consistently get on the radio. - Author: Kara DioGuardi
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#8. Randy Newman and I grew up together in Los Angeles. We are both products of the film studio era. Randy is one of the great songwriters of our time and one of the fun people to be with. - Author: Leonard Slatkin
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#9. I'm always shocked by that! I'm not the singer, I'm the songwriter who sings. - Author: Nina Nastasia
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#10. Spotify has paid more than two billion dollars to labels, publishers and collecting societies for distribution to songwriters and recording artists. - Author: Daniel Ek
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#11. There has to be solidarity among the artists, songwriters and all the creative forces within that circle in order for the necessary changes to take place and for each person to get what is rightfully due. - Author: Oleta Adams
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#12. Paul McCartney, one of the best songwriters of all time, has only produced manure for the past 25 years. - Author: Noel Gallagher
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#13. Man, I live in Nashville. I know how good other songwriters and singers are around here. There's a wealth of talent in this town, not to mention the people who shoot in for a week or two to try their hand on lower Broad or the other venues around town. - Author: Jamey Johnson
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#14. There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers. - Author: Dorothy Fields
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#15. I don't deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn't deserve that, either. So I'll keep it. - Author: Quincy Jones
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#16. Some of my closest friends are songwriters. I'm in love with the way they can create music and magic. - Author: Danielle Barone
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#17. Songwriters might write cynical, world-wise lyrics and constantly talk about money, but most of us are downright naive when it comes to business. - Author: Willie Nelson
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#18. There is a limited supply of excellent songs, but I am not the only one. Paul McCartney, one of the best songwriters of all time, has only produced manure for the past 25 years. Rock musicians over 30 only produce unimportant material. - Author: Noel Gallagher
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#19. The best songs that I write usually come in, like, two minutes, and I think a lot of songwriters would probably say those kind of songs that come just like that are the good ones. - Author: Lauren Hart
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#20. I really believe in myself. I'm the hardest worker I know, and one of the best songwriters. There's a craft to it, and it takes a long time to hone it, and I work really hard at it. - Author: Arthur Godfrey
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#21. Nashville is one of the greatest places for the best songwriters in the world. It's been fantastic to live there and to raise our family there. It's a great town. - Author: Faith Hill
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#22. Anyone who knows the history of the Pete Best Band or the Combo, we were on the verge of breaking in in America. In the mid-'60s, I had great songwriters; we wrote some great stuff. - Author: Pete Best
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#23. Sinatra was pretty astute - he used the best songwriters around, he used all the resources, he covered every song from the era basically. - Author: Martin Fry
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#24. I think a lot of singer-songwriters get compared to each other, but I'd like to think that what I'm doing is special and specific to me. - Author: Kina Grannis
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#25. I think my music is born out of the music that I personally like to listen to. I love amazing singer-songwriters and diverse artists but it's important to know your strengths. - Author: Hoodie Allen
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#26. No matter how many people try, no matter how many fancy songwriters in Los Angeles try to break it down to a formula ... to an extent, there isn't a science to writing great songs, I suppose. - Author: Lauren Mayberry
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#27. I consider every one of the Disney films that Bob & I worked on, to have been the luckiest break any two songwriters could have ever had. They all aimed at quality and timelessness. That's why they live over the years. - Author: Richard Sherman
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#28. I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter. There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters, but I don't think I'm in the club. What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good, and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well. - Author: Alex Chilton
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#29. Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building, and of course, the Brill Building was where all the songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were. - Author: Johnny Rivers
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#30. As would-be songwriters, our interest was in black music and black music only. We wanted to write songs for black voices. - Author: Mike Stoller
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#31. My only weapon is my pen, I'm a songwriter. - Author: Sly Stone
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#32. Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish. - Author: Shakira
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#33. Coming to a place like Nashville, which is just music music music, it's always been such an influence on me. And there are so many interesting songwriters out there, and it's such a crazy business and so many people are trying to do it, and it's all right there in Nashville. - Author: Sandra Bernhard
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#34. I decided the world was filled with plenty of good guitar players, many of them my match or better, but how many good songwriters were there? - Author: Bruce Springsteen
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#35. That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song. - Author: Margaret Whiting
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#36. I've had offers to sign a record deal, but the people I've talked to have wanted to package me and have me meet with songwriters who've written stuff for Whitney Houston, that sort of thing. That's not at all my style. - Author: Lukas Haas
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#37. I do have a romantic interest in outlasting everybody else. There's a sort of sad machismo to singer-songwriters, I think. - Author: John Darnielle
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#38. I know great songwriters. Fred Neil would come up when he was in L.A., we all used to hang out. He would sit there and sing, and we would just melt. I mean, we would go to his recording sessions. - Author: Barry McGuire
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#39. Statistically in the UK, there are so many fewer female composers than male songwriters and they're marketed in a way that - females are marketed in a way that they're these independent unique artists writing their own stuff, and they're not, because fourteen percent of PRS goes to women. - Author: Kate Nash
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#40. When I'm writing a song, it's just me and the songwriters. Then when the song is done, there are publishers that hear it, then people in my management, then my wife and my boys and my friends, and if they're all lovin' it, it's kind of withstanding all the criticism I need. - Author: Luke Bryan
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#41. It's unfortunate we've never been just songwriters. - Author: Adolph Green
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#42. I loved hard-rock bands, and I loved songwriters who told stories. - Author: Art Alexakis
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#43. I would love to play with Rufus Wainwright. He's one of my favorite songwriters. - Author: Sydney Wayser
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#44. I'd advise all you songwriters out there, if you're getting into it for the business, go home and get a job digging ditches or something. Get a life. You'll learn a lot more, and you won't write a lot of rotten poetry. - Author: Butch Hancock
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#45. We only had enough money really to cut 10 things and be in there for a month because it's expensive, you know. And, singer/songwriters, today are lucky if they can get a deal, you know. So, we actually worked so fast that we really cut 20 things. - Author: Graham Nash
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#46. I can speak for most songwriters - those breakup love songs are so easy to write, as far as the inspiration and all that. - Author: Lucinda Williams
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