(to͞on′smĭth′, tyo͞on′-)
One who composes melodies, especially for popular songs.
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(Music, other) informal a composer of light or popular music and songs
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(ˈtunˌsmɪθ, ˈtyun-)

n. Informal.
a person who composes popular music or songs.
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There will be performances from British pop soul singer Jorja Smith; Spanish superstar Rosalia, and Tyneside's own tunesmith Sam Fender, plus live coverage of Stormzy's headline set.
BREAKING THROUGH Marika Hackman at Band on the Wall, Wednesday, September 25 Marika is a 'Rid of Me'-era PJ Harvey for the inclusive generation: unbounded by musical genre, a preternatural lyricist and tunesmith who isn't afraid to go there.
And the teenage tunesmith has paid tribute to staff at Newcastle College for transforming his fledgling career.
Then again, if Beatles-obsessive and top tunesmith Chris (who died in 2010, aged 54) HAD found fame as the frontman of his band, The Freshies, the world would have been a poorer place for missing out on the charismatic character he later created - Frank Sidebottom, the man with the papier-mache head.
"Go Home and Get Lonely Tonight," his new single written by famed Tunesmith Pat McManus, Rich Alves (Pirates of the Mississippi) and John Colgin is sure to be a winner.
However, his odds tumbled after making it through to the final with an emotional performance TUNESMITH pen this of the ballad.
That included leveraging his "longstanding relationship with the Dylan camp," dating back to Todd Haynes' 2007 "I'm Not There," which used about 40 of the tunesmith's songs.
In these 24 tracks that span the length of Marley's musical career, his genius as a vocalist and pop tunesmith is evident from the very beginning, as is his prophetic religious vision.
Dressed in trademark hat and shades, the iconic tunesmith didn't utter a single word to the audience throughout the show.
Yes, Take That''s much loved tunesmith will be hoping his decades in the business will help spot a future star, but Tulisa and Kelly aren''t exactly talent-free celebs either.
Yes, Take That's much loved tunesmith will be hoping his decades in the business will help spot a future star.
Why so long since we've heard from Harnick the tunesmith? "When I first came to New York, I had some songs in revues," Harnick recalls.