Book Review: Words and Music Into the Future: A Songwriting Treatise and Manifesto

Koppy takes a cold, hard look at the state of modern songwriting and, well, let’s just say he has some serious issues with it. Yes, he nitpicks and he slags some beloved songs. And, yes, you might disagree with his attitude toward the work of some revered artists. But, then, if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll admit that, here and there, the man has a cogent point to make. Provocative to the max, and surely funny at times, the book also offers Koppy’s opinions on how songwriting standards and our listening habits can be improved.

By Michael Koppy

(paperback) $16.00