What better way to start off 2012 than with a new passion I want to explore, songwriting.
While this article has been posted on multiple sites, true credit belongs to Songtrust for publishing the top songwriters of 2011.
I’ve listed the individuals in no particular order as I’m not interested in their ranking, only in their credentials.

Ester Dean

Katy Perry

Dr Luke

Benny Blane

Max Martin

Johan Karl Schuster





Adam Levine

Mikkel Storleer-Eriksen

Stefan Kendal Gordy

Phil Lawreence

Ari Levine

Tor Erik Hermansen

Bruno Mars


Sandy Vee

Peter Schroeder

One similarity I’ve noticed with all these songwriters is their ethnic heritage. Daniel Levitin explained that very few cognitive musicologists are from the United States. I wonder, are these songwriters also cognitive musicologists?


About debhalasz

I am a free-lance writer, skilled in writing press-releases, profiles, web copy, articles, and album reviews. I also am a skilled researcher in all areas. I have a MS degree in Educational Pscyhology and am currently in the dissertation phase of my PhD program. My passions are second language learning, learning strategies, music, musicology, neuroscience, and neuroeducation. I am a fan of all genres of music and love learning more about both indie and major-labeled artists as well as the behind-the-scenes people who make them look so good! View all posts by debhalasz

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