She goes to work, she writes global hits; dozens of them from her office. She’s been dubbed the world’s most successful songwriter, and in 2008 she got an Ivor. Paul Sexton met 9 to 5Ivor Diane Warren in London, in May 2008.
Depending on the dimensions of the ego, it’s either a luxury or an insult when the creator of songs that have sold in the scores of millions, can walk down the street unnoticed.…
Are you a musician or songwriter at the start of your career? If so, get yourself along to three masterclasses at The Great Escape this Thursday, for expert advice on media, live and legal issues. The sessions, which run from 10.35am until midday on 12 May in The Old Courthouse, Brighton, are designed for those at the start of their music career, and are supported by the Arts Council England.
One of the UK’s greatest songwriters and the 2006 recipient of the PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award at The Ivors, Ray Davies, gives Mark Paytress a masterclass about the song, the creative process and, reluctantly, about those awards.