WE ALL KNOW WHAT AN AUTHOR IS, but it’s more difficult to defines what precisely makes an author an author, and how the author can (really) be author, and be an author … better.
We could describe an author by his best-know aspects, namely the writer who produces books, newspapers articles, plays, poems, or less-know but as thrilling as the writer who creates scenarios for movies, comics, videogames…etc.
But we will not show all the potentialities of an author by interesting in his more tradional lecture-oriented work because it’s already known. And because after the writing of the art piece is done, almost the entirety of the work is done.
Then the remaining these lecture-oriented work of a writer is the publishing and things in which can the author not have any control (except in the field of fees, incomes, author rights and ownership issues, fields which are, we will see that, important for any artist in all the areas of his career.)
We will take our time to dissect the specificity, the full potentialities and conceivable responsibilities of an author in the world of music industry because it’s the largest universe in which an author is involved and in which he could involved himself in all the phases of production, representation, distribution of the artistic work.
By the way, the determination of the being of an author in music industry -by the exposition his functions, his possibilities of evolution, completion and so, of mastering of the work of which he is the author- will be complete as the possible responsabilities and abilities of the musical author.
To the point that – since music industry, as other forms of artistic production, presents its own capability of completion; even in the case that these different forms of art answer to each other in the same artistic work, as for example in the case of a movie, where there is cinematography, but also music, and also accessories and tools attached to movie production-
the completion of the determination of « what a complete creator in the field of the music industry is, had to do and to be » will necessarily be relevant for the determination of what a complete creator in any field and industry had to do … and to be.