This foreign born A+ list singer gave the middle finger to all of her songwriters.
She said she will find new writers who will continue to give her songwriting credits for songs she didn’t write.
That might work if the new songs are hits, but if they aren’t, then you have burned every bridge and will never get another song and will be a “former.”
Songwriters for Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa ask stars to stop taking credit for songs they didn’t write
A group of songwriters behind hit songs such as Dua Lipa’s ‘Dont’ Start Now’ and Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ have signed a letter asking artists to stop taking credit for songs they didn’t write.
The open letter, which was posted to the-pact.org says that “there has been a growing number of artists that are demanding publishing on songs they did not write.”
The letter was signed by song writers Justin Tranter, Emily Warren, Ross Golan, Amy Allen, Savan Kotecha, Joel Little and Victoria Monét. It says that while the writers aren’t asking for revenue from the artists touring, merchandise, brand partnerships, or other revenue streams, that they are “simply asking for that respect in return.”
“We are simply asking that the ecosystem stay in balance; we are simply asking that we not be put in positions where we are forced to give up all we have in exchange for nothing; we are simply asking that we give credit where credit is due and only take credit where credit is earned,” the letter reads.
The open letter also boldly claims that “the artist and/or their representation abuse leverage, use bully tactics and threats, and prey upon writers who may choose to give up some of their assets rather than lose the opportunity completely.”
While the letter hasn’t targeted any artist specifically, to give some context, Justin Tranter alone has written songs for Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Linkin Park, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, DNCE, Kesha, Imagine Dragons, Fifth Harmony, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Bea Miller, Demi Lovato, and Fall Out Boy.
Emily Warren has written for the likes of The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Khalid, Sigrid, Melanie Martinez, and Shawn Mendes and received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for co-writing Dua Lipa’s ‘Dont’ Start Now’. – Source
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