Broadcast Music, Inc. presented its annual pre-GRAMMY event, “How I Wrote That Song,” on January 25, 2014, at The House of Blues West Hollywood. The panel featured a diverse mixture of hitmakers including GRAMMY-nominated writer Linda Perry, ACM and CMA award-winning wordsmith Dallas Davidson, GRAMMY-nominated MC Wiz Khalifa, GRAMMY-nominated producer Alex Da Kid and GRAMMY-nominated luminary Charlie Wilson.The panel, moderated by Catherine Brewton, bmi Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, focused on the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs, with each panelist sharing anecdotal stories on how their greatest hits came to be.
Linda Perry on the Life of a Songwriter
There are certain songs by Black Singers in the R&B genre that not only crossed over to pop but that seem to last forever and never die. Here are a few of them. These are not ALL of the songs that you still hear today just some of them.