American Icons: What Ive Learned | American Songwriter

Van Dyke Parks told me: “The writing of a song is a triumph of the human spirit.” This is maybe the most important revelation of all, as our culture is geared to assume that business success alone equals triumph, and lack of that means failure. Yet the truth is that the writing of a song – and its completion – is a triumph, separate from the business. And that the business itself isn’t designed to promote this understanding, quite the opposite.

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