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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Elliott.Smith.Either-Or.Turns.20

26/02/2017

The Week In Review (20-26 Feb)

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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Mitchell D120 and D120S12E acoustic guitars

25/02/2017

Mitchell unveils next-generation 120 Series acoustics

The US guitar brand’s new line of steel-string acoustic and acoustic-electric instruments presents seven new models and two complete packs…
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Stormzy-Live-Topless

24/02/2017

Stormzy releases emotional debut album

The UK grime artist’s eagerly-awaited debut album finally sees the light of day, receiving support from peers and critics alike…
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Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

23/02/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (17 Feb-4 Mar 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…
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David Bowie

22/02/2017

2017 BRIT Awards celebrates late stars

Bowie is posthumously awarded two gongs and George Michael is saluted, while Beyoncé, Little Mix and Rag’n’Bone Man also won…
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The WizBangs

21/02/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘I’d Like to Be Lazy With You’ by The WizBangs

Today’s exclusive’s from a band we’re sure you’re already familiar with and one you’ll be delighted to hear from again…
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Lana Del Rey

20/02/2017

Lana Del Rey is back, with LOVE

The sultry New Yorker singer-songwriter returns, announcing the release of her new single ‘LOVE’ and confirming plans for fifth album…
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Monopoly.Thimble

19/02/2017

The Week In Review (13 -19 Feb)

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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Mick.Jagger.Lips

18/02/2017

Mick Jagger: Lost autobiography revealed

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones has refused to have his long-lost memoirs published, as he can’t remember writing them…
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Paul Epworth Producer Of The Year MPG Awards 2017

17/02/2017

Music Producers Guild Awards winners declared

It’s a fourth major win for producer and songwriter Paul Epworth, while David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti wins two categories…
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Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray and Cutlass

16/02/2017

Ernie Ball refreshes StingRay and Cutlass models

Newly updated guitars combine original Music Man designs first introduced in the 1970s with modern Ernie Ball engineering and features…
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Migos 'CULTURE' album artwork

15/02/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (10-18 Feb 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…
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14/02/2017

Notorious B.I.G. to be the subject of new documentary

Legendary rapper to have his life committed to screen again, in a documentary being made in collaboration with his mother…
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Adele

13/02/2017

Adele says ‘Hello’ to five more Grammys

The 59th iteration of ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ is the Londoner’s crowning moment again providing another five awards for the collection…
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Easter-EggS

12/02/2017

The Week In Review (6 -12 Feb)

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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Aretha.Franklin.Retires.

11/02/2017

Soul Legend Aretha Franklin to retire

The Queen of Soul has announced her retirement from music to spend time with family, but promises one last album…
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Lauren Aquilina

10/02/2017

ICMP holds new Songwriters’ Circles

February’s masterclass at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance kicked off a series of regular songwriting events, with Lauren Aquilina next…
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The xx. Photo: Laura Coulson

09/02/2017

Bestival confirms headliners and new site

The xx, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys will top the bill at the 2017 festival’s new home…
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Stormzy-Live-Topless

07/02/2017

Stormzy announces spring UK & Ireland tour

Much-loved UK grime star confirms that he will be heading out on a 16 date arena tour starting this March…
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Taylor Swift

06/02/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (3-11 Feb 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…
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Maya Solovey

06/02/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Blue Heart’ by Maya Solovey

Today’s exclusive comes courtesy of an artist whose nomadic existence is contrasted by the clarity of her eclectic pop songwriting…
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French Bulldog

05/02/2017

The Week In Review (30 Jan – 5 Feb)

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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Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary album cover

04/02/2017

Neil Diamond celebrates ’50’

The prolific songwriter celebrates his 50-year career by releasing a three-CD 50th anniversary collection to accompany his upcoming world tour…
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Americana.Music.Association.UK

03/02/2017

The UK Americana Awards 2017 Results

The second UK Americana Awards ends two days of activities taking place in Hackney, celebrating the genre’s thriving music scene…
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