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I never have a plan. Freestyle everything. Turn the beat on, feel the vibe, get the energy, and try to make a hit out of it.”
Future
BMI Songwriter Since 2002
I just make music however I feel and pray that it connects... I think genres are more for other people, not for yourself.”
Maren Morris
BMI Songwriter Since 2004
Whether my lyrics are about love or something else, I always make sure I’m connecting with my fans.”
Ozuna
BMI Songwriter Since 2013
If you’re going to be a songwriter, then wear your heart on your sleeve and don’t worry.”
Ed Sheeran
BMI Songwriter Since 2013
Songwriting is still the purest part of my job. It can get complicated on every other level but songwriting is still the same uncomplicated process it was when I was 12 years old writing songs in my room.”
Taylor Swift
BMI Songwriter Since 2003
With me, you get extremes of every single emotion.”
Jack White
BMI Songwriter Since 2001
I speak what I know. I don’t need to lie.”
DJ Khaled
BMI Songwriter Since 2013
Screw whatever’s ‘going to work’ – you just have to go with the thing that you feel is the most you.”
Camila Cabello
BMI Songwriter Since 2013
You have to have the songs in country that people don't have to think about; and then you have to have the songs that change their lives.”
Luke Bryan
BMI Songwriter Since 2001
We don’t think about boundaries anymore. We let go of that because it doesn’t work for us. Freedom in creativity is what inspires us more than anything.”
Little Big Town
BMI Songwriters Since 1997, 1999, 2005, 2005
I try to change myself constantly by finding new ways to improve my sound.”
Marshmello
BMI Songwriter Since 2016
You can make fun rap music and it don't got to be all negative and you can still be successful doing it.”
Rae Srummerd
BMI Songwriter Since 2010

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