Thursday April 7th, 2011 13:00

Blog Pick: Britney Spears

Britney Spears

It’s probably a well-known fact that Britney Spears doesn’t have much of a hand in writing her music these days. Most people just accept this, and continue to either like or dislike Brit and her pop catalog as before.

But on reading criticism from bloggers about Britney’s lack of creative involvement in new album ‘Femme Fatale’ (ie Spears is not credited with writing any of the songs), songwriter Heather Bright, who penned ‘Trouble For Me’ for the record, has responded in defense of the venerable Ms Spears.

Indeed, she commends Britney for not insisting on taking credit for songs she didn’t actually write, as some pop stars are known to do, adding that “Britney’s one of the few artists I’ve worked with who didn’t try to take something that wasn’t hers”.

Bright goes on to name and shame those popstars who, unlike Britney, allegedly claim false writing credits for their music. “Rihanna takes publishing [ie claims a cut of the royalties due on the song itself], Justin Bieber takes publishing, Kanye West takes publishing. On all the stuff that they don’t write, they take publishing”. Note the allegedly there, please, thank you.

Read the rant in full on Heather’s blog, here: www.heatherbright.com/blog/

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