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J. G. Williamson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236191

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314445

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Writing For Your Supper – Creative Work and the Contexts of Popular Songwriting

Writing For Your Supper – Creative Work and the Contexts of Popular Songwriting

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(p.219) 9 Writing For Your Supper – Creative Work and the Contexts of Popular Songwriting
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Words and Music
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Mike Jones

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853236191.003.0010

This chapter explores creative work and the contexts of popular songwriting as well as their implications for bringing words and music together. Here the text reflects on the similarities rather than the differences between experience in writing a song called ‘Model Son’ and the writer-performer rock ‘norm’. The chapter comments on the distance between how popular music is organised industrially and how it is represented to the public in talent shows and in films about talent. It also looks at Paul Zollo's book Songwriters on Songwriting, which features interviews with more than fifty of the leading North American songwriters, mainly from the ‘Rock’ era. Finally, the chapter talks about symbolic creativity and the cultural industries.

Keywords:   Model Son, songwriting, popular music, words, creative work, creativity, cultural industries, songwriters, Paul Zollo, Songwriters on Songwriting

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