Producer Mark Ronson has a rare approach to songwriting, explaining that he strictly relies on a "collaborative" process with other artists while tapping into their emotions as inspiration.
"My thing is basically purely collaborative because I rarely sit down and write by myself at the piano," Ronson told the Hollywood Reporter's Songwriter Roundtable. "Usually I'm producing an artist and sometimes you're there to give a lot of the song, sometimes you're there just to help with a few lyrics, be a bouncing board, give a few chords, help finish the next line. I only know that side of it."
The five-time Grammy award winner is best known for his producing work on Amy Winehouse's Back to Black album and his hit single with Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk." Most recently, Ronson wrote part of the soundtrack for A Star Is Born, collaborating with Lady Gaga once again. He served as the producer on Gaga's 2016 album Joanne.