Diane Warren hates how “data-driven” the music industry is these days.
The all-star songwriter – who has written hits for Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Lady GaGa – doesn’t understand why success is measured by how many streams a person streams and how many views a person has on a post on them. social networks.
She lamented, “Well, I’ll tell you one thing: it’s all so data driven. It’s frustrating. Because, to me, the data that matters is: does it make your heart stop? Does it make the hairs on your arms stand up. Does it make you say, ‘What was that?’ Does that make you sit there and say, “What? It’s the data that matters to me. But what are you going to do? This is the world we live in.
The 64-year-old record producer – who just released her debut album, “The Cave Sessions Volume 1,” after 35 years in the music industry – insisted that music is about making “something feel” To the listener and should have nothing to do with numbers.
Diane added to GRAMMYS.com: “If The Beatles or Prince came out and their TikTok numbers weren’t high enough, you know what I mean? It’s a strange world with all of this. I don’t understand that, to be honest. My brain is not a data brain. I’m just trying to write songs that make you feel something. “
The Grammy winner is equally upset by pop stars using multiple co-authors for a single song.
The hitmaker “Because You Loved Me” can’t believe that the majority of pop songs today have so many names in the credits because they don’t sound “better” for it.
She recently said: “You now have 10 songwriters on a song.
“I look at the credits and I’m like, ‘What have you guys been doing? Why isn’t this song 10 times better?’
“Prince, on his own, wrote songs 10 times better than those songs where everyone in the room gets a writer’s credit.”