Unsung Heroes of the Band

In a band construct, someone gets left out. When you have multiple individuals forging autonomous creative thoughts, and/or reaching for the spotlight on stage, on TV, on the radio, etc., it is essentially impossible for all to receive appropriate and equal credit.

This is why bands don’t last.

Ok, so a few do. U2 comes to mind. But rarely the full, original lineup stands the test of time. The Rolling Stones may have set the bar for anyone and everyone, but even that band’s composition has had its share of death/firing/resignation. 

This thinking also applies to solo artists, especially ones that have an unnamed band supporting them.

Band members not signed to the label or who’s publishing is a bit too convoluted/political are often not credited as co-writers when their contribution may have saved a song.

This is why bands don’t last.


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