100 Greatest Songwriters

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From Bob Dylan to Outkast: Paste magazine ranks the greats  

Decatur, GA (May 30, 2006) - Bob Dylan tops Paste magazine’s list of the 100 Best Living Songwriters,” released today and published in the June/July 2006 issue. Fifty journalists and musicians (including Solomon Burke, Cameron Crowe, Patterson Hood, and many others) were enlisted to compile the list and were encouraged to vote for the songwriters they treasured the most—not the ones with the biggest sales or the greatest impact on popular culture.  

Paste magazine is one of the fastest growing independently published entertainment magazines in the country, recently named "Magazine of the Year" at the 2006 PLUG Independent Music Awards.  Providing thoughtful analysis on the best in film, books and other aspects of popular (and alternative) culture, Paste is the premier magazine for people who still enjoy discovering new music, prize substance and songcraft over fads and manufactured attitude, and appreciate quality music in whatever genre it might inhabit.  Now in their fifth year, Paste has grown quickly with international distribution in over 12 countries.  Paste is available on newsstands all over the U.S. and Canada.