Hit squad: Co-writers now rule the UK chart

Mark Sutherland

The unstoppable rise of multiple co-writing credits is laid bare this week by new Music Week research that shows it now takes an average of four-and-a-half songwriters to generate the biggest hit singles.

Music Week’s analysis of the Top 100 UK singles of 2016 shows an average of 4.53 writers being used across the tracks involved.

The trend is even more pronounced in the chart’s upper echelons, with the year’s Top 30 songs being written by an average of 4.67 ...

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