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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Lonely

17/12/2017

Christmas Classic Of The Week: Mud

Ho, Ho, Hum. We’re back with the second of our festive classics and we’re sure you’re gonna love this one…
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Isaac Hanson

17/12/2017

Interview: Hanson’s Isaac Hanson

With over two decades in the bag as part of the sibling pop trio, we chat to their eldest member…
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Jimmy Webb

16/12/2017

Roundhouse is back ‘In The Round’

The London venue’s series of intimate shows returns with another eclectic mix of artists, including Jimmy Webb and Beth Orton…
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The Cure

15/12/2017

The Cure to release milestone movie

The goth rockers announce details of a documentary movie which will celebrate the band’s long-running career in the music industry…
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Christmas gift guide

14/12/2017

Win! The Songwriting Christmas Gift Guide

Be in with a chance of winning all of the products featured in our gift list with this seasonal competition…
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Noel Gallagher. Photo: Lawrence Watson

13/12/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (1-16 Dec 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the week’s best songwriters based on the UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100…
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Jaya The Cat 'A Good Day For The Damned' album

13/12/2017

‘A Good Day For The Damned’ by Jaya The Cat (Album)

One of the hardest working bands in music return with another fine album packed with songs full of raw emotion…
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Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake

12/12/2017

Marr & Peake working on new project

The Smiths’ guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr has joined forces with the award-winning actor Maxine Peake on a musical project…
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WWP Songwriting Miami

11/12/2017

Wounded Warrior Project veterans get creative

Army veterans attended a singer-songwriter Elsten Torres’ ‘Songwriting For Life’ workshop at a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) event in Miami…
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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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