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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21/07/2017

RIP Chester Bennington

Music fans pay tribute to Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, after the singer was found apparently hanged at his home…
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Jay-Z

20/07/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (14 – 29 Jul 2017)

The new Jay-Z album makes for a new leader of this week’s top performing songwriters on the Billboard Hot 100…
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Gallery 47

18/07/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Mr Baudelaire’ by Gallery 47

Today’s exclusive song come courtesy of of a London-based alt-folk songwriter who has been championed by some very impressive followers…
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MI Online

17/07/2017

Musicians Institute launches online courses

New live lectures and virtual music lessons include Harmony & Theory Fundamentals, Approach To Guitar Improvisation and Ear Training Fundamentals…
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Roger-Federer

16/07/2017

The Week In Review (10 – 16 July)

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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15/07/2017

New hardware offers sequencing without need for a computer

Just when you think that humans cannot function without computers, people like Miles Thatch create hardware that makes you rethink.…
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Camilla Destiny

14/07/2017

Enter Our Songwriting Competition!

Working together with Space Promotions, Songwriting is bringing you the chance to win a songwriting session with a noted songwriter…
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13/07/2017

Casio launches three new digital pianos

This week’s Summer NAMM event in Nashville will see the electronics manufacturer reveal the Celviano AP-270, Privia PX-770 and PX-870…
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Luis Fonsi

12/07/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (7 – 27 Jul 2017)

This week ‘Despacito’ proves a success for the track’s songwriters: Puerto Rican pop artist Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee…
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Miles Graham

11/07/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Let It Shine (Live at Orphan Studios)’ by Miles Graham

In our second (aren’t you folks lucky!) exclusive this week, we bring you a track by a gifted Irish songwriter…
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Nerina Pallot

10/07/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Stay Lucky’ by Nerina Pallot

Today’s exclusive song comes from a sublime British songwriter that we know you love just as much as we do…
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09/07/2017

The Week In Review (3 – 9 July)

It’s Sunday, so that means just one thing: Songwriting’s weekly round-up, featuring our SongsOfTheWeek playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Ringo Starr

08/07/2017

Ringo Starr reveals new album on his 77th birthday

The former Beatle celebrates with Peace & Love event and announces details for his forthcoming new album ‘Gives More Love’…
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Stream-Ripping

07/07/2017

Music-ripping sites still threatening the music industry

Stream-ripping sites threaten to reverse the positive impact that streaming services have had combating music piracy and increasing industry revenue…
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Kesha

06/07/2017

Kesha returns with first release in four years

The pop singer and songwriter is back with a new track ‘Praying’ and an upcoming album ‘Rainbow’ featuring Dolly Parton…
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05/07/2017

Epiphone presents James Bay “1966” Century

The young singer-songwriter and guitarist has his own limited edition signature archtop Outfit built by the Nashville team of luthiers…
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04/07/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Erupt (Orchestral)’ Be The Bear

Today’s exclusive is an orchestral track by a gifted Swedish songwriter, who might just become your new favourite Norse-pop artist…
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Rag’n’Bone Man

03/07/2017

Rag’n’Bone Man announces ‘Overproof’ tour

The ‘Human’ hit songwriter also known as Rory Graham confirms seven live dates across the UK and Ireland this November…
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02/07/2017

The Week In Review (26 June – 2 July)

We’re back to bring you our latest weekly round-up, which again features our SongsOfTheWeek playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Global Music Awards

01/07/2017

Global Music Awards open for entries

The music competition welcomes participation from any artists, bands, singers, songwriters and composers, who submit an original piece of music…
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30/06/2017

Sir Paul settles The Beatles song rights dispute

The Beatles legend and Sony have reached an agreement over ownership of the band’s songs, but settlement details remain unclear…
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Adele

29/06/2017

Adele to retire from touring?

As she brings 15 months on the road to a close, Adele suggests her current tour may be her last…
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28/06/2017

Martin Guitar to debut Jason Isbell model

The Grammy winning artist’s new signature D-18 will be revealed by C.F. Martin & Co. at the upcoming Summer NAMM…
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27/06/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Baskets of Love’ by The Big Drops

Today’s exclusive song is brought to you by a hotly-tipped Brooklyn, NY rock quartet who’ve just released their debut album…
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Spotify

26/06/2017

Spotify’s Secret Genius celebrates songwriters

The digital music service launches awards show, playlists, podcasts and ‘Songshops’ to highlight the contribution songwriters make to the industry…
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25/06/2017

The Week In Review (19 – 25 June)

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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Porter & Davies KT Platform Blossoms

24/06/2017

Porter & Davies launches new live monitoring platforms

The silent tactile monitoring system specialist has re-engineered and expanded the KT Platform range, offering more power and size options…
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