James Holt singer songwriter is available as a support act for headliners. He welcomes all genuine performance opportunities.
James has been featured on BBC 6music Mixtape with Tom Robinson. He also appeared at the launch of the NOISE Festival in London.
His song ‘Whatever Happened to John?’ was chosen by Brian Eno. Are you interested in inviting James to your venue, event or radio station?
James Holt Singer Songwriter Musician
“Intelligent singing/songwriting.” “Haunting and reflective.” “Powerful vocals.” “Intense songwriting skills!” “A natural-born singer-songwriter.” “Definitely singing and writing from another level.”
A songwriter is a professional that writes lyrics or composes a musical bed for artists and melodies for songs. A songwriter can also be called a composer, although the latter term tends to be used mainly for individuals from the classical music genre.
The pressure from the music industry to produce popular hits means that songwriting is often an activity for which the tasks are distributed between a number of people. For example, a songwriter who excels at writing lyrics might be paired with a songwriter with the task of creating original melodies.
Pop songs may be written by group members from the band or by staff writers – songwriters directly employed by music publishers. Some songwriters serve as their own music publishers, while others have outside publishers.
The old-style apprenticeship approach to learning how to write songs is being supplemented by university degrees and college diplomas and “rock schools”.
Knowledge of modern music technology (sequencers, synthesisers, computer sound editing), songwriting elements and business skills are now often necessary requirements for a songwriter. Several music colleges offer songwriting diplomas and degrees with music business modules.
Since songwriting and publishing royalties can be substantial sources of income, particularly if a song becomes a hit record, legally, in the US, songs written after 1934 may be copied only by the authors.
The legal power to grant these permissions may be bought, sold or transferred. This is governed by international copyright law. (Wikipedia).