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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…


Latest News

Ed Sheeran

22/05/2015

Ivor Novello Award winners announced

Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers and Black Sabbath are included among the winners at this year’s Ivor Novello Award ceremony…
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Heather Bond

21/05/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘So Long’ by Heather Bond

Another video exclusive this week, as Songwriting proudly presents the world premiere of the video for Heather Bond’s ‘So Long’…
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PreSonus Studio One 3 screenshot

20/05/2015

PreSonus introduces Studio One 3

The third edition of the music production software becomes available, offering hands-on editing, mixing and arranging via Mac/PC multi-touch displays…
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Pride

19/05/2015

Songwriting & Bristol Pride present… is less than 48 hours away

This Wednesday sees Songwriting Magazine and Bristol Pride unite to offer songwriters the chance to play at Bristol Pride Festival…
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Muse

18/05/2015

Muse release new single

The trio have premiered their new single ‘Mercy’, taken from the upcoming album ‘Drones’, which will be released in June…
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George Harrison

17/05/2015

George Harrison guitar sells for more than £300,000

A Maton Mastersound guitar used by the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has sold for more than £300,000 at auction…
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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

16/05/2015

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival: last call for entries

If you’d like to submit a song to this year’s song contest, be quick: the deadline’s been extended till Wednesday…
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DigiTech TRIO pedal

15/05/2015

TRIO’s a crowd with DigiTech’s band in a box

DigiTech’s new pedal listens to your guitar and instantly generates bass and drums to match the chord progressions and rhythm…
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Matthew McNeal

14/05/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Mother’ by Matthew McNeal

Something for lovers of trad-style Americana in this week’s Thursday track exclusive, which comes from Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter Matthew McNeal…
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My Darling Clementine

13/05/2015

Beverley Folk Festival’s unique country-crime mash-up

Leading crime author Mark Billingham and country duo My Darling Clementine are teaming up to create a one-of-a-kind live show…
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Django Django

12/05/2015

Django Django reveal UK tour dates for this December

The Mercury-nominated, chart-busting art-rock quartet Django Django have announced that they will undertake a short four-date UK tour this December…
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Maximo Park

11/05/2015

Maxïmo Park announce anniversary tour

Newcastle rock band Maxïmo Park have announced a tour marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’…
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Muse

10/05/2015

Matt Bellamy calls albums “almost meaningless”

Muse songwriter Matt Bellamy has claimed that albums are now “almost meaningless” due to the dominance of Spotify and iTunes…
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Jeff Lynne - Hollywood Walk Of Fame

09/05/2015

Jeff Lynne honoured by the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The ELO frontman, songwriter and Grammy-award winning member of Traveling Wilburys is awarded a star on the famous LA boulevard…
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Novation LaunchKey keyboard controller

08/05/2015

Novation announces updated LaunchKey

Updated 25, 49 and 61-note Launchkey keyboard controllers, now with RGB velocity-sensitive pads that match the colour of your clips…
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Live Reviews & Previews

Sandie Shaw

19/05/2015

Songwriting Live @ The Water Rats, London 30.04.15

Our showcase at London’s Water Rats welcomed 60s legend Sandie Shaw, with performances from Paulaa, McGoozer and Little Brother Eli…
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Pride

19/05/2015

Songwriting & Bristol Pride present… is less than 48 hours away

This Wednesday sees Songwriting Magazine and Bristol Pride unite to offer songwriters the chance to play at Bristol Pride Festival…
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Songwriting Live at The Water Rats, London

18/04/2015

Songwriting Live @ The Water Rats, London 02.04.15

Our second live showcase at London’s Water Rats saw killer sets from Jesse Gamage, Sadie Jemmett and The Doppler Shift…
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Songwriting Techniques & Tips

Jane Taylor

10/03/2015

Jane Taylor: Finding your lyrics

Struggling with writing your lyrics? Award-winning UK singer-songwriter Jane Taylor shares some useful ideas for getting the creative juices flowing…
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An insider's guide to sync

02/01/2015

An insider’s guide to music synchronisation

Creating music for ‘sync’ has become an increasingly important option for songwriters. We asked an industry expert how it works.…
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Lisa Redford

19/11/2014

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own……
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