Published on January 7th, 2019 | by Jon Bunnies0
In order to have a streaming hit in the US, you apparently need 9.1 songwriters
Anyone who’s ever looked at the songwriting credits of a typical contemporary pop song knows that we’ve
According to Music Business Worldwide, the average streaming hit of today is the product of 9.1 songwriters.
[A]ccording to MBW research, the average number of credited songwriters in the US market’s Top 10 streaming hits of 2018, per-track, was a surprisingly high 9.1. (Pulling this number up: Drake’s In My Feelings, with , and Nice For What, ; also, Cardi B/Bad Bunny/J Balvin’s I Like It, . With these three tracks removed, the Top 10 average falls to 5.57.)
These figures are based on information stored in the ASCAP and/or BMI databases (we chose whichever offered the fullest information in each case), and includes all songwriting credits, including samples.
(The exception here is Travis Scott’s Sicko Mode, which is credited in some places, including Spotify, as having a whopping 30 songwriters, but is less-heftily credited . For our average number, we’ve gone for the eight names credited in .)
Across the Top 15 streaming tracks of 2018, that average songwriter-per-hit number stood at 8.13, while over the Top 20 it was 7.3.
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