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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Taylor Guitars 700 Series

27/06/2016

Taylor redesigns 700, 400 and 800 series

The weekend’s Summer NAMM in Nashville saw Taylor launch new rosewood, spruce and Deluxe acoustic guitars with additional premium features…
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Freddy & Francine

27/06/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘If You Want Me’ by Freddy & Francine

Tonight’s exclusive is from a duo who’ve traversed the impact love has on songwriting and come out the other side…
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Berklee 'Love Is The Answer' video

26/06/2016

Berklee students create song for peace

Members of Boston’s music college collaborate with Carter Center’s Human Rights Program to produce campaign song ‘Love Is The Answer’…
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Aerosmith

25/06/2016

Aerosmith to split-up

Frontman Steven Tyler confirms that the rock legends will call time on their near 50 year music career next year…
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Damon Albarn

24/06/2016

Damon Albarn on Brexit: “Democracy has failed us”

Blur frontman speaks out about UK’s decision to leave the EU following yesterday’s (23 June) referendum, during set at Glastonbury…
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Summer NAMM

23/06/2016

Summer NAMM 2016 gets rocking

Nashville’s annual celebration of gear and music kicks off with performers including The Charlie Daniels Band and Craig Wayne Boyd…
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Hattie Briggs

23/06/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘On Your Way’ by Hattie Briggs

Tonight’s truly sublime exclusive comes courtesy of a Gloucestershire based singer-songwriter and 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee…
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Fender Mod Shop

22/06/2016

Fender introduces new Mod Shop

Iconic guitar brand allows players to select the look, feel and sound of their instrument, then modify their selection online…
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Jake Morley

21/06/2016

Jake Morley to tour the UK in November

The London born and based songwriter will head out on a five date tour across the UK this coming November…
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Yamaha PSR keyboards

20/06/2016

New PSR keyboards from Yamaha

Two new models – the 61-key PSR-E453 and 76-key PSR-EW400 – are added to the manufacturer’s range of portable instruments…
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Joanna Wallfisch

20/06/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Gardens In My Mind’ by Joanna Wallfisch

Our first exclusive of the week comes from a New York based songwriter who melds folk, jazz, and indie pop…
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Gretchen Peters. Pic: Gina Binkley

19/06/2016

Gretchen Peters to share her songwriting secrets

The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee is coming to Scotland’s capital next month to run a two-day songwriting workshop…
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Arcade Fire's fifth album could be out next Spring

18/06/2016

Arcade Fire release details of upcoming album

Record will be the multi-platinum band’s first album since 2013’s hugely successful LP ‘Reflektor’ and will be their fifth album…
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Sound Magic MegaSteinwaySE

17/06/2016

Steinway piano in a flash

Sound Magic creates Mega Steinway SE virtual piano plug-in on flash drive, featuring eight instruments and almost forty user-adjustable controls…
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In An Instant

17/06/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Where The Demons And The Devil Speak’ by In An Instant

Our second exclusive of the week comes from a superb electro-pop influenced Bangor rock quartet and it’ll kickstart your weekend…
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Led Zeppelin

16/06/2016

Jimmy Page testifies in plagiarism case

Led Zeppelin have been accused of stealing the riff for Stairway To Heaven, one of the most famous songs ever…
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Hot Buttered Rum by Jason Fraticelli Band

15/06/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Hot Buttered Rum’ by Jason Fraticelli Band

This week’s first exclusive comes courtesy of a man who kicks out a mean guitar line, for an upright bassist…
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Chips Moman & The Memphis Boys

14/06/2016

Legendary producer-songwriter Chips Moman dies

Producer known for recording Elvis, and writing hits at Stax and American Sound, dies the day after his 79th birthday…
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Mitchell MO120CESB acoustic-electric guitar

13/06/2016

Mitchell announces new orchestra-style guitar

US manufacturer introduces an affordable acoustic-electric instrument with a smaller body consisting of spruce top and mahogany back and sides…
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Eric Clapton

12/06/2016

Nerve damage has affected Eric Clapton’s guitar playing

Legendary guitarist and songwriter has been suffering from a condition that can impair sensation and movements, restricting his guitar playing…
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Muzicard

10/06/2016

Muzicard: a new way to connect artists and fans

A customisable, printable credit-card-sized USB drive, acts as its own music player, giving artists a new channel to their fans…
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The Watters

10/06/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Bad Dream’ by The Watters

This week’s third exclusive is a slice of mournful Americana, as Songwriting presents the second single by Texas-based The Watters…
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Steven Tyler

09/06/2016

Steven Tyler reveals debut solo album

The Aerosmith singer and songwriter confirms imminent release of a country album produced with T Bone Burnett and Dann Huff…
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Focusrite Scarlett second generation range

08/06/2016

Second coming of Scarlett

Focusrite launches improved versions of its range of studio bundles and USB audio interfaces offering increased headroom and sample rates…
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