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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No Doubt Reissue Debut Album

17/10/2017

No Doubt to reissue their debut LP on vinyl

The band’s self-titled 1992 debut album will get the vinyl reissue treatment to mark its 25th anniversary, this coming November…
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16/10/2017

Interview: Nicky Holland

We recently caught up with a songwriter whose resume includes Tears For Fears, John Hughes and a successful solo career…
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Glen-Campbell

15/10/2017

Classic Of The Week: Glen Campbell

For this week’s classic tune we’ve selected a truly beautiful number from one of country music’s royal family. You’re welcome…
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Dave Stewart

15/10/2017

Interview: Dave Stewart

This synth-pop legend tells us all about the journey which has led him to release an album of country duets…
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Austin Post

14/10/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (6 – 21 Oct 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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Pink's New Album Is Expected To Be A Success

14/10/2017

Music Industry Predicts Pink Comeback Success

RCA bigwig is backing the singer’s latest album to enter the charts in the Top 10 by targeting No 1…
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Girl Ray 'Earl Grey' album artwork

13/10/2017

‘Earl Grey’ by Girl Ray (Album)

The road to adulthood is fraught with dramas and despair. Girl Ray document everything in a unique and refreshing way…
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Dhani Harrison

12/10/2017

Interview: Dhani Harrison

The son of the Beatles guitarist takes a break from his many projects to finally release his debut solo album…
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Garry Christian

12/10/2017

The Christians return to celebrate 30th anniversary

The 80s soul-pop group celebrate three decades since their debut with ‘Sings & Strings’ greatest hits album and UK tour…
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Esther Joy 'Psychic Tears' EP artwork

11/10/2017

‘Psychic Tears’ by Esther Joy (EP)

This London-based songwriter and producer doesn’t stay in one place for too long and her latest EP tells us why…
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Elles Bailey will soon start the last leg of her UK tour

10/10/2017

Elles Bailey gears up for final run of her 2017 UK & Ireland tour

Bristol-based songwriter will head out on the last leg of her highly successful UK tour in just under two weeks…
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McCartney Archive Collection

09/10/2017

Complete a colourful McCartney collection

The reissue of Sir Paul’s first eight multiple Grammy-winning Archive Collection titles will feature limited edition 180-gram colour vinyl pressings…
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Valmara, valmara, valmara, flechettes

08/10/2017

Classic Of The Week: At The Drive-In

We’re back with another excellent classic and this week it’s by one of the finest post-hardcore acts of all time…
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Ed Sheeran. Photo: Greg Williams

07/10/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (29 Sep – 14 Oct 2017)

Ed Sheeran continues to exceed expectations across our lists, as ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Perfect’ remain on the singles charts…
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Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

07/10/2017

Behind the scenes: Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

Reporting back from a creative weekend at a country house in Somerset, with thoughts from the organiser, coach and participants…
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Siv Jakobsen 'The Nordic Mellow' album artwork

07/10/2017

‘The Nordic Mellow’ by Siv Jakobsen (Album)

It’s clear this Norwegian singer knows the pain and anguish of loss; it lives in her music and poetic lyrics…
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Kate Bush. Photo: Anthony Crickmay

05/10/2017

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame lists 2018 nominees

Cleveland’s museum reveals the 19 nominees for induction next year and offers fans the opportunity to vote for top five…
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Roli Lightpad Block M

04/10/2017

Roli reveals new Noise on the Block

The tech brand announces advancements to the Blocks range of modular controllers, including next-generation Lightpad Block and Noise 3.0 app…
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Charmpit 'Jelly' EP artwork

03/10/2017

‘Jelly’ by Charmpit (EP)

This impressive Californian pop-punk band has crossed the Atlantic to deliver bright harmonies and sparkle to the UK and Europe…
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Tom Petty

03/10/2017

RIP Tom Petty

The much-loved songwriter and record producer died yesterday (2 October) evening, having suffered a cardiac arrest early in the morning…
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Starsailor

02/10/2017

Interview: Starsailor’s James Walsh

The post-Britpop, indie frontman talks about how he writes songs for the band, for pop stars and for music libraries…
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Fairport Convention 'Come All Ye – The First 10 Years' album cover

01/10/2017

‘Come All Ye – The First 10 Years’ by Fairport Convention (Album)

This extensive collection features classics and dozens of unreleased tracks from the early days of the British folk rock pioneers…
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Belle_and_Sebastian

01/10/2017

Classic Of The Week: Belle and Sebastian

For the first edition of our new, sleeker, simpler Sunday we’ve got a true indie-pop gem for you to enjoy…
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Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

30/09/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (22 Sep – 7 Oct 2017)

Following the Billboard Hot 100 debut of Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’, Shayaa Abraham-Joseph rises to rockstar status on our weekly chart…
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Judith Owen

29/09/2017

Interview: Judith Owen

The Welsh singer-songwriter tells us about her evolving relationship with her songs and their role in her battle against depression…
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MusicVenueTrust

29/09/2017

Music Venue Trust announces three new patrons

Charlotte Hatherley, Slaves and The Anchoress are the new patrons that will continue the fight to save local music venues…
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The Stevens 'Good' album artwork

29/09/2017

‘Good’ by The Stevens (Album)

This lo-fi four-piece put a lot into their short songs, but could be more selective putting together the track list…
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