Gibb Urges Young Talent To Focus On Songwriting!

By on 21 October, 2010


Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is urging young British artists to forget about finding fame on TV talent shows and concentrate on their songwriting skills instead – because stellar tracks will help them conquer the lucrative U.S. market.

The You Win Again singer found fame in America when he and his brothers, Barry and Maurice, wrote classic hits for movies ‘Grease‘ and ‘Saturday Night Fever‘, with the band going on to sell a staggering 220 million records worldwide!

And Gibb insists wannabe superstars have to hone their craft rather than chasing immediate fame on shows such as ‘The X Factor‘ if they really want to become music legends.

He tells the Daily Express newspaper:

“(Songs are) not being created by new ­people. There’s only a handful like ourselves that have got them.

“I just wish new songwriters would be following suit because a lot of new songwriters today think it’s just about The X Factor, showing up and singing, but there’s a lot more to it than that.

“Musicianship and composing are the backbone of the music industry and that’s not about The X Factor; that’s about hard work and knowing your stuff.

“A lot of new young British acts should do what the older generation were doing: get America. You can be big (in Britain) but if you haven’t got America… ourselves, Elton (John), The Beatles, Sting and others all made America but new British acts that are successful today don’t seem to explode beyond the white cliffs of Dover (southern England).”

Good ole Robin. Tells it as it is 🙂


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