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…


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Kendrick Lamar DAMN

22/05/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (12 – 27 May 2017)

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart…
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Chris Cornell

21/05/2017

The Week In Review (15 – 21 May)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our SongsOfTheWeek playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Björk

20/05/2017

Björk announces her first collection of sheet music

If things are a little oh so quiet around your house then liven things up with some specialist sheet music…
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Michael Kiwanuka. Pic: Phil Sharp

19/05/2017

Ivor Novello Awards 2017 winners revealed

This year’s Ivors were awarded last night in London, honouring the very best of the UK’s songwriting and composing community…
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Chris Cornell

18/05/2017

Chris Cornell is found dead

The 52-year-old singer and songwriter of Soundgarden and Audioslave died as a result of hanging himself, US officials have confirmed…
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Grizzly_Bear

17/05/2017

New Grizzly Bear album, plus UK and Ireland tour

Much-loved Brooklyn quartet will release their eagerly awaited fifth album this summer, ahead of an autumn UK and Ireland tour…
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Rikka Zimmerman

16/05/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Tidal Wave’ by Rikka Zimmerman

Today’s exclusive track is by an acclaimed international speaker, successful author and singer/songwriter that we’re sure you will love Rikka…
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Fender Mustang GT Series and Fender Tone app

15/05/2017

Fender launches new amp and app combo

Physical and digital worlds collide with the guitar brand’s first Wi-Fi, Bluetooth-enabled Mustang GT amplifier and free Fender Tone app…
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Eurovision

14/05/2017

The Week In Review (8 – 14 May)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our SongsOfTheWeek playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Alessia Cara

13/05/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (5 – 20 May 2017)

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart…
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Paul Weller. Photo: Tom Beard

12/05/2017

Paul Weller has 007 dream

Some of the finest musicians have been involved in writing the James Bond theme. Now, is it ‘The Modfather’s’ turn?…
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Yamaha Music London building

11/05/2017

Yamaha to open Learning Lab

Yamaha Music London will be opening its doors for a series of free skill-sharing sessions with workshops, demos and seminars…
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Levy & The Oaks

10/05/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Slowly In The Water’ by Levy & The Oaks

Today’s exclusive track comes courtesy of a brilliant Asbury Park quartet who blend the finest qualities of Americana and folk…
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Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)

09/05/2017

Nashville songwriters association sets up in the UK

London music school ICMP becomes exclusive ‘UK chapter’ of the legendary NSAI, open to both amateur and professional British songwriters…
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Steve Levine

08/05/2017

JBL announces UK singer-songwriter contest

Loudspeaker brand’s new competition offers the chance to win a PA system and recording day with Grammy-winning producer Steve Levine…
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Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

06/05/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (28 April – 13 May 2017)

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart…
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Carly_Simon

05/05/2017

Carly Simon reveals famous song’s missing verse

The verse that didn’t make the cut. “You’re So Vain”’s lost verse sees light of day for the first time…
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Make Music Day

04/05/2017

2017’s Make Music Day UK announced

The annual free celebration of music will take place throughout the country on Wednesday 21 June and everyone is invited…
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Jamie Martin

04/05/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘What’s The Use’ by Jamie Martin

Today’s exclusive track comes courtesy of a supremely gifted Scottish songwriter, who trades in a soulful, yet melancholic, indie-blues style…
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Feed The Fire

03/05/2017

Fan your creative flames at Feed The Fire

Devon country house to host a new songwriting retreat hosted by two successful backroom writers, Paul Statham and Emily Phillips…
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Radiohead

02/05/2017

‘OK Computer’ to get 20th anniversary reissue

Radiohead will release an extended version of their seminal third studio album, with three new tracks among the goodies included…
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Tunedly

01/05/2017

Tunedly musician marketplace launches

A new online platform now makes it possible to enlist hundreds of session musicians and manage remote studio recording projects…
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Club_Tropicana_Havana_SeanMcClean

30/04/2017

The Week In Review (24 – 30 April)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Yamaha MX88

29/04/2017

Yamaha expands MX Series

The new 88-key, weighted-action MX88 keyboard combines synthesizer features with real piano feel, but now offers computer and iOS integration…
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HAIM

28/04/2017

HAIM to release new album

Everyone’s favourite sisters have kept us eagerly awaiting their follow up album and now we can reveal the release date…
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Kendrick Lamar DAMN

27/04/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (21 April – 6 May 2017)

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart…
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The Magic Es

27/04/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘It Goes On’ (Album) by The Magic Es

For our second exclusive of the week, we’re giving you a whole darn album by a gifted English pop-rock band…
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