Originally posted by: theprodigalrebel
Originally posted by: Inspector Jihad
Originally posted by: NanoStuff
By your logic, Artists who collaborate with Glen Ballard (eg. Alanis Morissette), Desmond Child (eg. Aerosmith), Diane Warren (eg. Celine Dion), Mutt Lange etc. are all mediocre, dirty crooks.
Your list amuses me. By my logic any 'representative' (artist to the rest of you) of an album that takes credit for the work of another could very well be considered a crook.
Norah Jones as far as I know does not intentionally try and do so, she's just misrepresented as having more responsibility over the albums associated with her name than she really does. But then again, like I said, this is only standard practice in the music industry. The hot chick gets the grammy while all the people behind the music get a decent sized paycheck at best. This is the same for respected singers such as Norah as much as it is for the likes of Britney Spears; Although I have no doubt Norah Jones has more talent than Britney Spears, the misrepresentation of their capabilities remains. You think Britney Spears sat long nights behind the mixer assembling her tracks? Think again.
The grammy for song of the year, "Don't know why" was actually awarded to Jesse Harris...she's associated with winning it cause she sang it.
True. It's not like Will Jennings & James Horner didn't get a Grammy for writing My Heart Will Go On. Grammies award everyone: producers, songwriters and the Artist. That's why they have Record of the Year & Song of the Year. You have, for eg. Best Rock Song (Songwriter) as well as Best Rock Performance (Artist). Artists do acknowledge everyone in their acceptance speeches, as well as the liner notes inside the CD cover.
What you, NanoStuff, are saying is correct. Everyone remembers George Lucas for Star Wars but who can name the technicians who actually did the Special Effects? This is true for movies, video games or any Popular Art form. Classical Music conductors represent a 60-piece orchestra but that's how it goes. Who knows the name of the coach who helped (insert multi-millionaire athlete's name) reached his/her potential? Or the guy who thought the 360-degree camera-spin from The Matrix would be a great idea?