*Songwriter, Heather Bright, is tired of sitting back while the industry ravishes her peers’ talent. She is protesting that artists like Rihanna, Kanye West, and Justin Bieber are lacking in their praise and recognition of those who write the lyrics to their songs.
“Rihanna takes publishing. Justin Bieber takes publishing. Kanye West takes publishing,” she said in an interview with Free Wired. “On all the stuff that they don’t write, they take publishing.”
What may have sparked the whole rant is that she co-wrote Bieber’s “Somebody to Love,” but received no credit. In fact, the singer actually got all the credit.
“How did he get a writing credit? That’s an interesting question,” she said. “I don’t know … You can’t be Rihanna and be producing and writing records. You just can’t be doing that. You just won’t have time. All the appearances, the performances, and the this and that. You gotta show up to record. You gotta promote the album, go on tour.”
For more on Heather Bright, visit her blog here.