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Songwriting is an online 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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Billy Joel

23/07/2014

Billy Joel to be honoured in US

Billy Joel is to receive the Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize, one of the highest honours in the US music…
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Radiohead

21/07/2014

Writing for new Radiohead album underway

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have begun exchanging ideas, as they start writing what will be Radiohead’s ninth studio album…
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Zoom H5 handy recorder

20/07/2014

Zoom showcases the new H5 Handy Recorder

The North American manufacturer uses this week’s Summer NAMM in Nashville to announce “the world’s most sophisticated portable four-track recorder”…
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Blondie

19/07/2014

Blondie to call it a day?

Blondie drummer Clem Burke has advised their current world tour may be their last, with Debbie Harry thinking of retiring…
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Jimi Hendrix

18/07/2014

Early Hendrix material to be released

Studio recordings from the late 60s featuring Jimi Hendrix are to get an official release following an extended legal battle…
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Paul McCartney

17/07/2014

Five classic McCartney albums reissued as iPad apps

Paul McCartney has re-released five of his classic Wings and solo albums in iPad app form, complete with bonus content…
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The Pineapple Thief

16/07/2014

The Pineapple Thief announce 10th album release

West Country new-prog group reveal their latest studio LP will be titled ‘Magnolia’ and is due to blossom this September…
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Blink-182

15/07/2014

Blink-182 working on new album

Blink-182 frontman Tom Delonge apologises for the wait and confirms that the band are now working on a new LP…
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Jake Bugg

14/07/2014

Jake Bugg is a little bit country

Jake Bugg has spoken of his love for Dolly Parton, while advising that he has been writing country inspired songs…
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Ed Sheeran

13/07/2014

Ed Sheeran, the most powerful figure in black and urban music?

BBC Radio 1Xtra names Ed Sheeran as most powerful figure in black and urban music, with Disclosure in second place…
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Bernard Sumner

12/07/2014

Bernard Sumner autobiography coming soon

Joy Division, New Order and Electronic guitarist and songwriter’s book is called ‘Chapter And Verse’ and is out on September…
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Josh Homme

11/07/2014

Josh Homme denies influence on Arctic Monkeys

QOTSA frontman Josh Homme responds to claim that he brought on Arctic Monkeys’ recent musical changes, saying it’s a ‘misconception’…
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Beck

10/07/2014

Beck releases ‘Song Reader’ album (sort of)

There’s just one Beck recording – the collection sees the likes of Norah Jones and Jarvis Cocker tackling his songs…
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Taylor Swift

09/07/2014

Taylor Swift says ‘Music is art and should be paid for’

Country songwriter Taylor Swift has said that ‘Music is art, important and rare’ and that it should not be free…
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The White Stripes

08/07/2014

Jack White to release White Stripes live album

The Detroit songwriter is releasing a live LP by The White Stripes, through his Third Man subscription service this year…
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George Ezra

07/07/2014

George Ezra announces UK tour

With his album riding high in the charts, the Bristol-based purveyor of blues- and folk-influenced rock is hitting the road…
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Pink Floyd

06/07/2014

Pink Floyd to release first new album in 20 years

Dave Gilmour’s wife tweets news that the long-awaited LP is titled ‘The Endless River’ and is due out this October…
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Nick Drake

05/07/2014

Unheard Nick Drake tapes to be auctioned

A reel of six previously unheard Nick Drake recordings, are to be put up for auction in London this month…
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Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith

04/07/2014

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith top US charts

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith dominate the American music charts with a double that hasn’t been achieved for 21 years…
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IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand

03/07/2014

iKlip Xpand mic stand for tablets and smartphones revealed

IK Multimedia launches two microphone stand mounts for iPad, iPhone, Android and other mobile electronic devices, ideal for performing singer-songwriters…
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Massive Attack

02/07/2014

Massive Attack have recorded an ‘album’s worth of new material’

Following a triumphant set at Glastonbury festival, Massive Attack announce that they have recorded enough songs for a new album…
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