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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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Young Fathers

29/10/2014

Young Fathers win the 2014 Mercury Music Prize

The 2014 Mercury Music Prize is claimed by the Scottish hip-hop group Young Fathers, for their debut studio album ‘Dead’…
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Will & The Won'ts

28/10/2014

EXCLUSIVE! Will & The Won’ts premiere new track ‘Get Out’

Hot new LA-based country-blues-rock trio Will & The Won’ts unveil their brand new track ‘Get Out’ exclusively at Songwriting today…
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The Songwriting Experiment

26/10/2014

Take part in The Songwriting Experiment

Roundhouse offers songwriters aged between 16-19 years old the chance to bring their skills together with Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition…
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M-Audio M-Track audio interfaces

25/10/2014

M-Audio upgrades the M-Track range

The M-Track family of USB audio interfaces benefit from several improvements and now include a suite of Waves Audio plugins…
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SongTown

24/10/2014

SongTown online songwriters’ community launched

Hit Nashville songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson start up a new online community for aspiring and professional songwriters worldwide…
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Alvin Stardust has died, aged 72

23/10/2014

RIP Alvin Stardust

The 70s pop legend and actor (and father of D&B star Adam F) has died of prostate cancer, aged 72…
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Andy Schrav

22/10/2014

Yamaha, Steinberg and sE songwriting tour

Brands support workshops, with singer-songwriter Martyna Wren, drummer Emily Dolan Davies and producer Andy Schrav, on in the coming weeks…
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Sleater-Kinney

20/10/2014

Sleater-Kinney announce new album and tour

Sleater-Kinney will release new album No Cities To Love in January, and are touring to promote it in the spring…
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Liverpool Sound City

19/10/2014

Liverpool Sound City opens for 2015 band applications

The ‘UK’s biggest city centre music festival’ invites emerging talent to follow in the footsteps of Ed Sheeran and Bastille…
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Thom Yorke

18/10/2014

Thom Yorke gets by with a Bit of help from Oxford students

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke enlisted the services of Oxford students to help him with the release of his latest LP…
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Xmas Factor - Iris Theatre

17/10/2014

Have your songs got the ‘Xmas Factor’?

London’s Iris Theatre is offering songwriters the opportunity to write a Christmas song to be featured in a festive concert…
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We Are The West

16/10/2014

EXCLUSIVE! Hear We Are The West’s new single ‘Hold On’

Songwriting is pleased to bring you another track exclusive… this one comes from Californian indie-folk duo We Are The West…
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Joni Mitchell

15/10/2014

Joni Mitchell greatest hits coming this November

Joni Mitchell is to release a remastered version of her greatest hits collection this November, following in Led Zeppelin’s footsteps…
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Sampletank 3 SE

14/10/2014

A new tank of samples launched by IK Multimedia

IK releases SampleTank 3 SE – a fully functional special edition of their flagship music creation software for Mac and…
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Noel Gallagher

13/10/2014

Noel Gallagher announces new album

Details of the next High Flying Birds album and an accompanying tour were revealed in a Facebook Q&A session today…
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Bob Dylan

12/10/2014

Complete Dylan lyrics to be published

Best start saving now: the limited edition book, which weighs over 6kg, will set you back at least 200 dollars…
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Johnny Marr

11/10/2014

Johnny Marr to collaborate with Hans Zimmer on next album

Johnny Marr’s next solo album is set to see the former guitarist for The Smiths collaborate with composer Hans Zimmer…
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M-Audio Oxygen keyboards

10/10/2014

New M-Audio Oxygen controller keyboards

The long-established keyboard series expands to include a wider array of sounds with two virtual instruments for songwriters and producers…
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The Smiths

09/10/2014

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominations announced

The nominees for 2015 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame have been announced – public voting now…
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Gibson 2015 model year range

08/10/2014

Gibson 2015 model range announced

Gibson USA has unveiled its new guitar lineup for next year, introducing new finishes, added features and several playing improvements…
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BBC Music

07/10/2014

Charity single heralds BBC Music initiative

BBC launches multichannel BBC Music initiative with a star-studded Beach Boys cover that will be released as a charity single…
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