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Music

Why you should never trust songwriting credits

Marcus Berkmann predicts Ed Sheeran’s future: co-writing the hits of someone much younger and prettier

7 March 2015

9:00 AM

7 March 2015

9:00 AM

Songwriting credits are, as we know, not always to be trusted. Since the dawn of music publishing, there has always been a manager or an agent or a well-connected representative of organised crime willing to take a small cut of a song’s royalties, in return for services rendered or threats not carried out.

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