ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus has praised Robbie Williams’ and Man Chambers’ songwriting partnership.
Björn, 75, has been researching ways to be certain songwriters receive sufficient compensation in the streaming period and he believes a partnership mannequin – much like Williams and Chambers – might perhaps perhaps perhaps also be the resolution.
Writing in The Guardian newspaper, he acknowledged: “File labels might perhaps well encourage a ‘songwriter in location’ mannequin, where artists are paired with songwriters on the pattern stage, as an extended-time frame partnership: the writers would effectively turn into phase of the band, paid a normal wage.
“It’s an intensive resolution, and it might perhaps well in all probability require creativeness to match up the correct personalities, on the other hand it’s not unheard of – center of attention on about Robbie Williams and Man Chambers in the late 90s and early noughties, an artist and a reliable songwriter working together to create a profession – and it might perhaps well in all probability create truly attention-grabbing music as a result.”
And Björn acknowledged the recent system is “dysfunctional” for songwriters.
He defined: “We dwell in an period where the song fuels all the pieces: whereas albums old to be the wander-to consumption format, the dominant forex in streaming is person songs; recordsdata exhibits that once folks use a streaming platform such as Spotify, they search extra for songs than they have for artists. That manner songwriters are extra essential than ever – but, if you are a songwriter, the system is dysfunctional.”