Just 5% of today's best-selling songs are written solely by their performer

Just one in 20 of the UK's best-selling tracks in 2012 were both soley written and performed by the same act, Music Week research shows.

In the Official Top 100 Singles of 2012, 90% involved at least some additional songwriting to the recording act, whilst 5% were cover versions.

[READ: Music Week's 2012 songwriters analysis in full through here]

That left just five of the top 100 sellers penned by the artist/s alone - including The Lumineers (pictured, Ho Hey), ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...