English: Songwriter

A songwriter is a writer who creates songs. A songwriter generally writes pop songs, rather than art songs or classical music. Many songwriters are also singers, and perform the songs they write - they are called singer-songwriters. Other songwriters have their songs performed by other singers.


The history of writing songs is thousands of years old. Scholars believe that men and women may have created and sung songs even at the time of prehistory. Many modern bands have one or two members who write songs for the band. Others have more members contribute songs, or give the whole band credit for writing. Others perform songs by outside writers.

Other Languages
العربية: كاتب أغاني
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Аўтар песьні
български: Автор на песен
English: Songwriter
한국어: 송라이터
Bahasa Indonesia: Penulis lagu
עברית: פזמונאי
Kiswahili: Mtunzi wa nyimbo
मराठी: गीतकार
Bahasa Melayu: Penulis lagu
монгол: Дуу зохиогч
Nederlands: Songwriter
नेपाली: गीतकार
norsk nynorsk: Låtskrivar
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਗੀਤਕਾਰ
русский: Автор песен
Scots: Sangwriter
slovenčina: Autor skladieb
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Pisac pjesme
svenska: Låtskrivare
Türkçe: Şarkı yazarı
українська: Автор пісні
中文: 詞曲作家