Songwriter defends Britney Spears over co-writing credits

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2011, 18:33 PM IST

Sydney: A songwriter on Britney Spears`s new album Femme Fatale, is defending the pop superstar after she was criticized for having no co-writing credits on the album.

Spears is not credited as a writer on any of the tunes from her seventh studio album, prompting some detractors to take aim at the singer for relying on the talents of others to produce hits for her.

But Heather Bright, who co-wrote Femme Fatale`s ‘Trouble for Me’, insists few pop stars actually come up with their own lyrics and Spears should be applauded for not forcing her songwriters into giving her credit just so she can take a cut of the royalties.

In a post on her blog, Bright writes, "I would just like to address one thing! The media is talking trash about how Britney didn’t write any of the songs on her album ... HELLO! Wake up everybody! NONE OF THESE ARTISTS WRITE THEIR OWN SONGS!!!!!!,” reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

She added, "Britney’s one of the few artists I’ve worked with who didn’t try to take something that wasn’t hers. In my experience, from a business standpoint, her entire team is nothing less than a bonafide class act!"

ANI