Songwriting – ‘at the heart of great music’

Songwriting is a quarterly digital magazine aimed at songwriters and at fans of song-led music – of all genres. We take advice from successful songwriters, producers and industry experts to provide you with tips, techniques, ideas and inspiration to keep the music flowing, from writing lyrics and melodies to advice on how to promote yourself and your songs. Plus you’ll find interviews with big name artists and rising stars, and reviews of new music from pop to hip-hop to soul to rock…


Latest Posts

Katie Melua

10/12/2017

Katie Melua’s 10 top songwriting tips

The Georgian-British singer and songwriter shares her advice on lyric writing, the creative process and studious approach to making music…
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Christmas

10/12/2017

Christmas Classic Of The Week: Slade

With December now into double-digits, Christmas really is well on its way and here’s the first of our festive classics…
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SONGS executives by Taylor Jewell

09/12/2017

SONGS Music Publishing chooses Kobalt

Kobalt to acquire SONGS’ catalogue which includes some of the world’s biggest hits by many of music’s most successful songwriters…
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Grunge

08/12/2017

AIM Presents Indie-Con 2018

Association Of Independent Music announces ticket details for 2018’s Indie-Con event which returns to London’s Glaziers Hall on 8 February…
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Katie Melua

06/12/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (24 Nov-9 Dec 2017)

Here’s our latest weekly round-up of the Top 10 songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic, compiled by Royalty Exchange…
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

06/12/2017

Interview: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Peter Hayes

With new album ‘Wrong Creatures’ on the horizon, we catch up with the alt-rock trio’s founding member, singer and guitarist…
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RØDE AI-1

05/12/2017

RØDE produces first audio interface

The microphone brand has made its first foray into the making other music production hardware with the AI-1 studio kit…
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The Jam '1977' cover preview

04/12/2017

‘1977’ by The Jam (Box Set)

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Jam’s debut album and its follow-up, USM-Polydor release a five-disc special edition set…
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Thekla

04/12/2017

Bristol Venue Closure Update

Some of Bristol’s grass root music venues are facing closure due to the development of luxury housing, here’s an update…
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Mount Etna

03/12/2017

Songs In The Key Of… Sicily

The Italian singer songwriter Alessio Bondi introduces us to the magical and varied sounds of the Mediterranean Sea’s largest island…
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Fred-Durst

03/12/2017

Classic Of The Week: Limp Bizkit

As we embark on the final month of 2018, ask yourself, dear readers, what did you do it all for?…
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Florence Welch

02/12/2017

Florence Welch to release her first book

An imprint of Penguin Books is publishing ‘Useless Magic’, the Florence + the Machine singer-songwriter’s collection of lyrics and poetry…
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LANco

29/11/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (17 Nov-2 Dec 2017)

This week Sheeran’s on top again, LANco’s Brandon Lancaster returns with his ‘Greatest Love Story’ and even Lennon-McCartney get back…
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HAWK 'Can't Explain/Below' single

29/11/2017

‘Can’t Explain/Below’ by HAWK (Single)

Two songs that call-out the lack of progress of women’s rights in today’s world, labeling it embarrassing, which it is…
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Eminem releases his new album this December

28/11/2017

Eminem’s new album coming in December

Dr Dre announces on Instagram that Slim Shady will be releasing his hotly-anticipated ninth studio album, ‘Revival’, on 15 December…
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The Wandering Hearts

28/11/2017

Interview: The Wandering Hearts

We chat with two members of the UK country act who look set to follow the success of The Shires…
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Gibson Custom Mick Ralphs 1958 Les Paul Standard Replica

27/11/2017

Mick Ralphs’ Les Paul gets the replica treatment

Original guitar played by the Bad Company and Mott The Hoople songwriter is replicated in detail by Gibson’s Custom Shop…
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Female vocal group

25/11/2017

ACM launches new songwriting pathway

Contemporary music academy will offer songwriting at diploma level from both their Guildford campus and their recently opened Birmingham campus…
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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 'Who Built The Moon' album cover

24/11/2017

‘Who Built The Moon?’ By Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Album)

The former Oasis man returns with a stunning new album that finds him in surprisingly euphoric form. Consider us impressed…
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Eloise Garland

24/11/2017

‘The Art Of Living: Listening Without Ears’ to air on BBC Radio 4

Musician presents documentary which will talk to deaf musicians about their emotional connection with art and how they create music…
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Independent Venue Week

23/11/2017

Independent Venue Week returns for fifth year

IVW, the seven-day celebration of small music venues around the UK, is back for another year involving over 160 locations…
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B.Slade

21/11/2017

Three-time Grammy nominated B.Slade wins an Emmy

The songwriter-producer wins TV award for his participation in the ’34th Annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert’…
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Taylor Swift

20/11/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (10-25 Nov 2017)

Find out who are top of the pop songwriters, based on the week’s UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100……
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Turnpike Troubadours 'A Long Way From Your Heart' album cover

20/11/2017

‘A Long Way From Your Heart’ by Turnpike Troubadours (Album)

The fourth album from these rootsy Oklahoma rockers is an enticing marriage of classic character-driven storytelling and dramatically powerful musicianship…
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Rhys Lewis

19/11/2017

Introducing… Rhys Lewis

A scheduled songwriting trip to the Isle of Wight proved to be the decisive moment for this talented young artist…
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Malcolm Young

18/11/2017

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies

Australian guitarist and songwriter passes away peacefully at home, at the age of 64, after a long battle with dementia…
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DIY Access Guide

17/11/2017

Improving deaf and disabled people’s access to music

DIY Access Guide shows people how they can make live music venues more accessible for disabled music fans and artists…
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Chris Gantry 'At The House Of Cash' album cover

16/11/2017

‘At The House Of Cash’ by Chris Gantry (Album)

Recorded back in 1973, this album still sounds fresher than any other country release you’re likely to hear this year…
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Fleetwood_Mac

16/11/2017

Fleetwood Mac reissuing self-titled 1975 album

The legendary British-American rock group will reissue their tenth studio album next January, before embarking on their farewell world tour…
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Yamaha APX600 and CPX600

15/11/2017

Yamaha updates acoustic electric guitars

The APX600 and CPX600 models keep construction and electronics of their predecessors, but offer enhancements in looks, sound and playability…
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