13 November 2011
When you put your stuff in iTunes or Spotify etc., what do you put for the composer name. For songs like A Day In The Life, Across The Universe, or Cry Baby Cry, do you put Lennon/McCartney like the original agreement between John and Paul, or do you give John the true credit?
What do you put for composer name?
- John Lennon or Paul McCartney
1 May 2011
1 November 2012
I don't put either. But I'm reminded of the funk pop group War, who apparently long ago had made the mutual agreement to put the same credits -- of all band members plus their friend and producer Jerry Goldstein -- to EVERY song they record, no matter who "really" wrote it. So on any given War album, you will simply see the following for any and all songs:
"Allen - Brown - Dickerson - Jordan - Miller - Oskar - Scott - Goldstein"
(this was later adjusted when their bassist left in 1979, or their saxophonist was tragically murdered in 1980)
1 May 2011
9 May 2012
"Lennon/McCartney" if it's John or Paul or both of them. Too much headache involved in specifying who "mainly" wrote them when to be honest we have no idea exactly how much input either of them had to each song. "Harrison" for George's songs, "Starkey" for Ringo's, and where appropriate some differences and amalgams, such as on What Goes On and Flying. So I use the traditional album credits, really.
17 December 2012
5 November 2011
When I downloaded all my 2009 remasters onto iTunes, all the songs were messed up, like some songs were only credited to John, and some were only Paul, and then some were credited to The Beatles, so I credited them all to Lennon/McCartney or John Lennon and Paul McCartney. I don't remember which I did. It was just annoying me because there were songs mainly written by Paul credited to only John, and then the other way around. That was a huge waste of time, though, because when do I ever look at the composters?
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