Songwriting – ‘At the heart of great music’

Songwriting is a 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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Viola Beach

14/02/2016

Tributes paid to Viola Beach and their manager

Four members of rising indie-pop band and their manager were killed in a car crash in Sweden yesterday (13 February)…
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Arturia Minilab Black Edition 6

13/02/2016

Arturia’s BeatStep and MiniLab go back to black

Limited editions of the two controllers will also include additional software such as UVI’s Grand Piano Model D virtual instrument…
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Coldplay

12/02/2016

Coldplay score seventh No 1 album

British quartet’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ knocks Adele off the top spot to continue their remarkable No 1 streak…
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Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

11/02/2016

Max Martin to receive Polar Music Prize

The Swedish hit songwriter and the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli will be awarded the 2016 prize, founded by ABBA’s Stig Anderson…
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The Monkees

10/02/2016

Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller to share good times?

Legendary songwriters rumoured to be uniting for a song that’ll feature on The Monkees’ first new album in two decades…
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Dan Lipton

09/02/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Breathing In’ by Dan Lipton

Our second exclusive of the week comes in the form of the new album from Washington, DC-based singer-songwriter Dan Lipton…
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Jenny Bruce

08/02/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Complicated Hearts’ by Jenny Bruce

For this week’s exclusive we have some pop-folk from a singer-songwriter who’s been out of the game for a while…
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Martin Dreadnought Junior

06/02/2016

Martin Guitar presents the Dreadnought Junior

C.F. Martin & Co. celebrates 100 years of the Martin Dreadnought with a new 24-inch scale solid wood acoustic guitar…
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Charlie Andrew

05/02/2016

MPG honours the year’s production talents

More awards news as Charlie Andrew received the top prize at this week’s annual Music Producers Guild Awards ceremony Producer…
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Danny George Wilson

04/02/2016

First UK Americana Awards takes place

Danny And The Champions Of The World and Gretchen Peters were big winners at the inaugural ceremony held last night…
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AURORA

03/02/2016

AURORA announces autumn UK tour

The strongly tipped Norwegian songwriter has revealed that she will be embarking on a huge UK tour this coming October…
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Copperfox

02/02/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Haunts’ (EP) by Copperfox

We’re so generous at Songwriting that not only do you get two exclusives this week, but tonight’s is an EP…
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Alex Goodman

01/02/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Acrobat’ by Alex Goodman

This week’s Monday track exclusive sees us taking a trip into jazz territory, in the company of Toronto’s Alex Goodman…
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Brand New

31/01/2016

Brand New to release new album

The emo quartet send an email advising that the follow-up to 2009’s Daisy will be released via an “unconfirmed format”…
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Washburn Apprentice Series acoustic guitars

30/01/2016

Washburn presents the Apprentice

Washburn Guitars unveils its Apprentice Series, consisting of two Grand Auditorium-style acoustic guitars with a Barcus-Berry LX4 pickup tuner system…
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Bombay Bicycle Club

29/01/2016

Bombay Bicycle Club part company

Indie faves are going “on hiatus”, it was announced today, with members concentrating on solo work or returning to university…
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First Aid Kit

28/01/2016

Americana Albums Chart launches in UK

Official Charts Company starts UK rundown of top-selling Americana music, and First Aid Kit made 2015’s biggest selling Americana LP…
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Foals

27/01/2016

Second wave of Reading/Leeds artists revealed

Foals and Disclosure join Red Hot Chili Peppers at the top of the bill for the festivals on 26-28 August…
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Years & Years

26/01/2016

Years & Years’ Olly Alexander questions NHS cutbacks

Frontman explains how the wait to receive help for mental health issues has significantly increased in the last 10 years…
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SayReal

25/01/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘From Far Away’ by SayReal

This Monday’s exclusive comes in video form, as we bring you some uplifting, reggae-tinged pop all the way from California…
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Deftones

24/01/2016

Deftones album release date confirmed

The band’s guitarist Stephen Carpenter confirms that the alt-metal quintet are to release their eighth studio album this coming spring…
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Roland FP-30 Digital Piano

23/01/2016

Roland unveils new digital piano

Raft of new gear announced at NAMM 2016 includes the FP-30 compact 88-key digital piano, available in white and black…
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Find Your Voice

22/01/2016

A cappella songwriting contest returns

In its second year, The Vocal Company’s ‘Find Your Voice’ competition prepares to open for song submissions from acts worldwide…
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Orange Tiny Terror 10th Anniversary Stack

21/01/2016

Celebrating 10 years of Tiny Terror

Orange Amplification launches a 10th anniversary limited edition Tiny Terror half stack at this week’s NAMM Show in Los Angeles…
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