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• Posted by Christian Clemmensen
• Date: Thursday, June 29, 2006, at 2:07 p.m.
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• In Response to: When is a ghostwriter not a ghostwriter? (ScoreFan)

> Are they still "ghostwriters" if they're credited?

Maybe, maybe not. By dictionary definition, probably not.

However... I refer to them as "ghostwriters" for two reasons: First, the studio makes no attempt to advertise their participation. Their names are not on the outside of the album packaging, nor are they credited on the movie poster. The mass majority of listeners and viewers won't realize they exist. Second, their contributions are rarely attributed to individual parts of the score, so we rarely ever have proof regarding exactly who wrote what. That sounds awfully ghostly to me.

Does that notion not agree with you?

Somewhere, I think they legally have to indicate who wrote what... I might be wrong on that... but I'd love to see those breakdowns.


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