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Songwriting is an online 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…


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Demis Roussos

26/01/2015

Demis Roussos dies, aged 68

Greek singer-songwriter Demis Roussos, famous for his kaftan, beard and falsetto, died yesterday in Athens at the age of 68…
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Taylor Big Baby with Expression System Baby pickup

25/01/2015

Expression System Baby pickup introduced to Taylor Guitars

The ES-B pickup system is added to the Baby Taylor range of travel acoustic guitars, with onboard digital chromatic tuner…
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Kurt Cobain - Montage of Heck

24/01/2015

First official image of Kurt Cobain film is released

The first official image taken from the Brett Morgan directed Kurt Cobain film ‘Cobain: Montage of Heck’ has been released…
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Casio's new Celviano AP-460 is an 88-key, cabinet digital piano with bench, available in black or brown

23/01/2015

Casio introduces four new digital pianos

Unveiled at this year’s NAMM Show, Celviano and Privia models offer Concert Play, Hall Simulator and Casio’s proprietary AiR technology…
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Nita Chawla

22/01/2015

EXCLUSIVE! Nita Chawla – They Scream

This week’s Thursday track exclusive comes from Nita Chawla, a singer-songwriter from Washington DC with a very festival-friendly pop/rock sound…
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Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien to host the inaugural ‘Artist Drop-In Session’

21/01/2015

Ed O’Brien and Songwriting Magazine is a recipe for Success

Radiohead guitarist’s due to host inaugural London ‘Artist Drop-In Session’ for the FAC, in association with Success Express and Songwriting…
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Orange Crush 2015

20/01/2015

Orange Amplification launch new Crunch series

This week’s NAMM Show sees Orange reveal the new Crush range of practice amps with high gain, four-stage preamp design…
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The Cribs kick off 2015 with a new album, single and tour

19/01/2015

The Cribs announce album and tour

Band’s sixth studio album will be out 23 March… but what happened to the two that were due in 2014?…
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Dolly Parton

18/01/2015

Dolly Parton working on TV biopics

Songwriting legend Dolly Parton has revealed she’s working on a series of TV movies which are based on her life…
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John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

17/01/2015

John Lennon Education Tour Bus gets funky at NAMM

Lennon Bus kicks off its 18th year with funk legend George Clinton and songwriting contest winners at US music conference…
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Kim Fowley

16/01/2015

Kim Fowley dies

Kim Foley, known for working with the Runaways and Ariel Pink among others, has died at the age of 75…
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Geoff Ong

15/01/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘How To Be Alone’ by Geoff Ong

This week’s exclusive track is a gentle slice of acoustic neo-soul by Geoff Ong, a New Zealander based in NYC…
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Songwriter Connect

14/01/2015

Songwriter Connect seeks songwriters

If you’d like a little professional help in exploring sync opportunities, Songwriting Connect could be just the service you need…
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Queen

13/01/2015

Queen claim they’re no tribute band

After adding singer Adam Lambert to the two remaining members of the band, Queen have claimed they’re no tribute act…
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Morrissey

12/01/2015

Morrissey announces UK tour

Everyone’s favourite LA-based Mancunian miserablist will be playing seven arena dates in March, fans will doubtless be delighted to hear…
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Epiphone Gary Clark Jr Blak And Blu Casino

11/01/2015

Epiphone introduces the Gary Clark Jr. ‘Black & Blu’ Casino

The Grammy award-winning rock, pop and blues artist designs a new limited edition signature model, based around his favourite guitar…
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Samson Meteorite USB microphone

10/01/2015

Samson reveal new Meteorite USB microphone

This week’s gadget-fest in Vegas, CES gave Samson an opportunity to unveil a USB mic for songwriters to capture ideas…
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Marilyn Manson

09/01/2015

Marilyn Manson invented grunge

The shock rock legend Marilyn Manson has laid claim that he was the individual responsible for coining the term ‘grunge’…
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Pam Steebler

08/01/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Give In EP’ by Pam Steebler

Songwriting’s regular Thursday track exclusives are back, with a trip into pure pop territory in the company of Pam Steebler…
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Blues Musician

06/01/2015

Are you a future blues legend?

If you’re a blues artist or band looking for a record label then this competition might be just the ticket…
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Pino Daniele

05/01/2015

Italian music legend Pino Daniele dies aged 59

Beloved Italian singer-songwriter Pino Daniele, famous for his mix of native Neapolitan music with jazz and blues, has passed away…
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