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I’ve written a number of guitar parts for songs and by no means expected writing credits – I didn’t write the principle melody or harmony, or any of the lyrics. Quoting Stephen Pate “I’ll imagine Levon simply because he’s the extra genuine voice on the songs.” The guy whose only writing credit score without help is Milk Cow Blues. Songwriter, there doesn’t seem to be much evidence of that. Do you could have hyperlink to the John Simon autobiography, as a result of I just spent a fair amount of time searching for one and there doesn’t appear to be any evidence of it anyplace. I messaged his web site about it, so I must wait on the answer.

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It has been established by comments of those related carefully with The Band and have considerable perception into the songwriting business, notably John Simon and Jonathan Taplin are quite explicitly on the facet of Robbie Robertson. The songs that Robertson wrote, he wrote on his personal while the others had been out having enjoyable and the finished track was offered to them for association. As to the primary issues in the article by Stephen Pate, I assume the reality lies someplace between their two accounts.

I would imagine that if The Band had set it up for Robbie to get seventy five% of all royalties and the rest of the band to split the remaining 25%, these other 4 musical superstars would have lead a affluent life like they deserved. I could possibly be mistaken but I bet 25% of that kitty is a giant number by now. Telling tales in regards to the South just isn’t the same as writing the lyrics, writing the music, and arranging it. Listen to Robbie’s solo stuff and you’ll tell he wrote the songs for The Band. My b-in-l, D, and I wrote about a dozen songs for a manufacturing.

On some I did more of the work, on others he did, but all-in-all it was close to equal, so we shared the credit score. One girl within the group, a pal of D’s, advised including some ohhs and ahhs and on one other track instructed changing a word to “dream” as a substitute of “depart.” For these main contributions she wanted co-writing credit.

In Mr. Robertson’s guide, he clearly tries to justify this inequity by creating the impression that he was the primary creative drive in The Band, and the other “boys” (as he known as them) were, basically, very proficient accompanists. I love RR but I do assume he might have unfold the wealth somewhat higher. The legalities involved with song publishing and royalty rights are means past my level of understanding however it is “just the way in which it’s” I guess. Whoever writes the phrases gets all the cash since I guess the tune or the melody means nothing.

As to songwriting credits and compensation, I believe these ought to have been shared equally, and never credited nearly exclusively to Mr. Robertson. Because of that, they cut up the music royalties equally, however, apparently, not the songwriting royalties.