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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Songwriter Accuses Justin Bieber, Rihanna Of Making False Songwriting Claims

 



A songwriter who has penned music for artists such as Michael Jackson and Britney Spears says some of today's stars wrongfully take credit for writing songs.
Heather Bright says singers like Justin Bieber and Rihanna, as well as rapper Kanye West, are named as contributing to tracks, when they didn't really have any input.
Bright was asked if artists make more money than the songwriters themselves, to which she replied: "It depends on who you are.
"Rihanna takes publishing, Justin Bieber takes publishing, Kanye West takes publishing. On all the stuff that they don't write, they take publishing."
Justin Bieber recorded Heather's song Somebody To Love, which was originally written for his mentor Usher, and she's confused as to how the 17-year-old became listed as one of the songwriters.
"Umm… How did he get a writing credit on it? That's an interesting question," she told Free Wired. "I don't know," she laughed.


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