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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BandLab

25/07/2016

BandLab 3.0 arrives with a Shout

A new version of the free, cloud-based music-making app comes with Shouts social functionality, expanded sound banks and more effects…
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RYNO

25/07/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Gone Away’ by RYNO

Our first exclusive of the week is a slick blast of indie laced synth-pop from the skilled US songwriter RYNO…
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Korg TM-50TR

25/07/2016

Korg announces new tuner/metronome

The forthcoming TM-50TR pitch/rhythm tool comes with several additional features including Periodic Metronome, Sound Out, Sound Back and Tone Trainer…
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Radiohead

24/07/2016

Thom Yorke is fighting climate change

Radiohead frontman is to feature on the ‘Pathway To Paris’ album, alongside Patti Smith, Flea and Warren Ellis among others…
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Blossoms

22/07/2016

Blossoms announce autumn UK tour

Stockport indie-pop band will head out on an 11 date UK tour in support of their upcoming self-titled debut album…
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Megan Bishop

21/07/2016

Berklee Lollapalooza scholarships awarded

Each year, the US music college partners with the annual Chicago-based rock festival to discover and nurture new talented musicians…
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Beatles LIve At The Hollywood Bowl

20/07/2016

Beatles live album to be reissued

1977’s chart-topping ‘The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl’ album is being remastered and expanded to coincide with documentary film release…
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Led Zeppelin

19/07/2016

Lost Led Zeppelin material surfaces

1969 recordings will feature on new, expanded version of 1997 ‘BBC Sessions’ album – now entitled ‘The Complete BCC Sessions’…
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Jeff Buckley

18/07/2016

Browse Jeff Buckley’s record collection

New website, built with permission from the late singer-songwriter’s family, lets you peruse his vinyl collection – and play the…
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Katie Garibaldi

18/07/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘On My Own’ by Katie Garibaldi

For this week’s first exclusive, San Francisco folk/country singer-songwiter Katie Garibaldi shares her brand new live video with Songwriting readers…
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Casio GH400BK

17/07/2016

Casio completes Celviano digital piano range

The electronics manufacturer expands its Grand Hybrid range of pianos, integrating new features and aesthetics, with the newly launched GP-400BK…
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Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival

16/07/2016

Grammy Award-winning songwriters return to Kentucky

The 7th annual Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival in Henderson, KY will feature shows by more than 30 acclaimed songwriters…
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Olympus LS-P2 audio recorder

15/07/2016

Pick a Pocket with Olympus

Two new pocket-sized high-resolution audio recorders, the LS-P1 and LS-P2 have a built-in USB connector, internal memory and MicroSD storage…
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Dolly Parton

14/07/2016

All the Dolly you can handle!

Dolly Parton’s forthcoming album ‘Pure & Simple’ is available to pre-order now, with four different ‘bundle’ options to choose from…
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Marvin Gaye

13/07/2016

Marvin Gaye documentary in the works

The film, which has the approval of the soul legend’s family, will look at the making of ‘What’s Going On’…
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Lost app

12/07/2016

New LOST music curation app launches

New iPhone app is announced in partnership with 21 music blogs and magazines, with Songkick integration for live gig ticketing…
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Fuelling The Fire tour poster

11/07/2016

Win a support slot on ska-punk UK tour

Local bands to compete to join ska-punk pioneers Less Than Jake, reggae group The Skints and LA’s Mariachi El Bronx…
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Emad Alaeddin

11/07/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘All My Lovin” by Emad Alaeddin

For the first of this week’s exclusives, we bring you this radio-friendly slice of pop-rock from Arab-American artist Emad Alaeddin…
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Cakewalk Sonar

10/07/2016

Three major announcements for Sonar

Cakewalk announces lifetime updates for Sonar Platinum, public alpha testing of Sonar for Mac and enhancements to the DAW’s performance…
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Soundgarden LPs 'Louder Than Love' and 'Down On The Upside'

09/07/2016

Soundgarden special LP reissues planned

The Seattle band’s seminal albums ‘Louder Than Love’ and ‘Down On The Upside’ get the LP 180-gram vinyl edition treatment…
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Balsamo Deighton

08/07/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Blue’ by Balsamo Deighton

Our second exclusive this week comes from country-influenced UK duo Balsamo Deighton, with a world-first look at their new video…
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Tascam iXR

07/07/2016

Tascam releases USB interface for iOS

The new iXR USB audio/MIDI interface with Ultra-HDDA mic preamps, designed to deliver direct connectivity to an iPad and iPhone…
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Syd Barrett

06/07/2016

New Syd Barrett film announced

10 years after his passing, a documentary celebrating the life of Pink Floyd’s songwriter will premiere at Cambridge Film Festival…
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Yamaha Pacifica 612VII

06/07/2016

Yamaha unveils limited edition Pacifica 612VII

Two limited models of the electric guitar from the 90s features a dual single-coil, humbucker pickup configuration by Seymour Duncan…
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