Definition of songwriting in US English:



  • The activity or process of writing popular songs or the music for them.

    ‘the band's approach to songwriting’
    as modifier ‘his songwriting skills have never been sharper’
    • ‘He has ratcheted up his songwriting to give us an overwhelming majority of winners.’
    • ‘She is very much involved in the songwriting process.’
    • ‘He has farmed out songwriting duties to the group's lesser lights, with disastrous results.’
    • ‘It shows that Gershwin wanted to go beyond songwriting early on.’
    • ‘He used his background in pop songwriting and arranging to forge one of the most successful production partnerships of the 70s.’