I love it when artists that I like come up with their own songs/lyrics. It makes the song that much more meaningful.
However that doesn't take away from the songs that they didn't or another artist didn't because a good song is still a good and some people are writers, some are singers, and then there are the ones that were blessed with both.
It's important, but I'm not aware of it. I don't know 9/10 times if they wrote it themselves or someone else wrote it. It's a hassle too look it up all the time. There are artists who write their own songs with their feelings. And there are artists who let a songwriter write their songs.
I don't care as long as I can relate to the song or feel their genuine feelings when they sing it/play it.
Anyways cover songs can be nice, sometimes better than the original. As long as the feelings come true that's what matters to me. Though I have to admit, I prefer it if an artist wrote their own songs. Instead of having someone work for them, while the artists gets all the credit for only singing it.
is really important, because music is art, so is a way of expression and if you are gonna express yourself then u should write the lyrics haha, you can can tell when there is emotion in the song, I think those are the true artists. I respect those singers much more than others, coz you can tell they are doing what they are doing for the passion and not for the money