About Us

What is WSS?

The World Singer Songwriters is about the music legacy of performing songwriters worldwide. It includes a radio and several writings on various aspect of the subject including the artists, the musical styles, the lyrical themes and more.

The website has the ambition to hum if not sing the praises of our musical heroes, performing songwriters from all over the world. They echo in their melodies, words, rhythms, strings and more, what it is to be human. In the expression of their creativity, exorcising our deepest heartfelt tides, we find our humanity, rediscover our history, celebrate life or escape reality and sometimes even understand better both the world and ourselves. Although this is arguably subjective, it is at least a glance and a share of the world through its performing songwriters.

This is a non-profitable project run by singer-songwriters.

What do we mean by Singer-Songwriters?

A singer-songwriter is a musician who writes, composes and often sings their own material including lyrics and melodies. They often provide the sole accompaniment to an entire composition or song, typically using a guitar or piano. As a result these also include so-called performing-songwriters including writers who might not sing in their song but at least play an essential instrument of the song including therefore performing “instrumentals” composers. A number of other well-known musicians may write some of their own songs, but are usually called singers instead.

Canonisation

When a singer-songwriter has left an overwhelming legacy of melodies and content worldwide, they are, what we call, ‘canonised’. It is basically the lot of those added to our hall of fame.