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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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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IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage

02/02/2017

IK Multimedia sets the iRig Acoustic Stage

The new digital microphone system captures the natural sound of any acoustic instrument, while allowing the freedom to move around…
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Cleo.T

02/02/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Look At Me I’m A Horse’ by Cleo T.

Today’s exclusive’s from a skilled Parisian songwriter, who’s worked together with musicians from across the globe to produce the song…
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Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello in 1988

01/02/2017

Paul McCartney reveals demo with Elvis Costello

Stripped back version is a rarity included on the forthcoming reissue of McCartney’s No 1 album, ‘Flowers In The Dirt’…
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Bob Dylan

31/01/2017

New Bob Dylan album due this spring

The legendary songwriter will release his 38th album this coming March, with the record to be a three disc affair…
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Ina Wroldsen

30/01/2017

UK Songwriting Chart – 27 January 2017

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we unveil the most successful writers behind the biggest hits on the latest Official Singles Chart…
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Lady & Jones - EP Stream Photo

30/01/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Lady & Jones’ (EP) by Lady & Jones

Today’s exclusive is a real treat for you, with the alt-pop Lady & Jones gifting us with a five track…
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The Week In Review (23-29 Jan)

29/01/2017

The Week In Review (23-29 Jan)

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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Stockholm Songwriting Camp

28/01/2017

Stockholm Songwriting Camp returns for third year

Sweden’s residential course for songwriters is back with a greater capacity and a chance to get feedback from top A&Rs…
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