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A great article in today’s NY Post, breaks down the recent history and trends of modern songwriting.  It also removes all the fantasy and mystery behind what today’s listeners may THINK is the romantic process of artists communicating their own deepest feelings through a song you hear on the radio (or these days, Spotify…).

A review of John Seabrook’s new book, THE SONG MACHINE, it begins with the story of what happened in 2009 when record execs came up with a way to rehabilitate Rihanna’s image after the Chris Brown debacle.

Give it a read, if you dare.