In the past, artists struggled to be unique and innovative, using their creative ingenuity to produce art that would inspire and enthrall the public with their idiosyncratic alteration. The title of “song-writer” was that of high esteem, a symbol for creative lyricism and melodic enterprise. Through time however, that title has lost some of its sparkle. It seems this day that the respect the songwriter once demanded has been lost over time. Songwriters these days seem like a simple piece in the production of a track, when in fact they should be recognized as the father of it.
The way to deal with the ever growing amount of samples is to treat it, not as a leech on the music industry, doing away with creative ingenuity, but as a tool of art that composers can use to improve the original songs they’ve made.
- Chino Mendiola
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