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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MBV

19/09/2017

New My Bloody Valentine album scheduled for 2017?

It’s been reported that band frontman Kevin Shields is currently working on material for a new My Bloody Valentine album…
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Taylor Swift

18/09/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (8 – 16 Sep 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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Rain

17/09/2017

The Week In Review (11-17 September)

After a short break, Songwriting are back with our round-up of the last seven days in music and latest classic…
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Craig David

15/09/2017

Craig David announces new album by dropping a single

The new album will see a return to the singer’s roots of simple story telling with a UK R&B soundtrack…
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Sampha 'Process' album

14/09/2017

Sampha’s ‘Process’ wins 2017 Mercury Prize

The South Londoner’s debut is the judges’ top album in this year’s celebration to promote the best of British music…
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Jay Kay

12/09/2017

BMI to honour Jay Kay with President’s Award

The influential lead singer of Jamiroquai is to receive the accolade at the annual ceremony celebrating the year’s best songwriters…
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Tascam US-1x2 audio interface

11/09/2017

Tascam releases new USB interface

The US-1×2 promises to deliver pro-quality desktop recording for singer-songwriters, podcasters and small home studios with a Mac or PC…
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Stuart Epps

10/09/2017

UK Songwriting Contest deadline approaching

As part of the grand prize package, renowned music producer Stuart Epps has agreed to work with the winning songwriter…
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The Rolling Stones

09/09/2017

British music still dominating on world stage

British music sales overseas at a new high, proving that music fans are still looking towards our shores for talent…
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Don Williams' Harmony album

08/09/2017

Country great Don Williams dies aged 78

The highly acclaimed singer, songwriter and Country Music Hall of Famer, affectionately known as the ‘Gentle Giant’, has passed away…
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Faouzia

07/09/2017

Canadian teen wins Unsigned Only 2017

The annual competition’s grand prize was awarded to 17-year-old Faouzia – the first time a teenager has won the contest…
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MASSEDUCTION

06/09/2017

New St. Vincent album coming next month

Annie Clark returns with a record that was pieced together from years of voice memos, texts and snippets of melodies…
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IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O

05/09/2017

IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys I/O

A new keyboard controller range with 25 or 49 full-size keys for iOS, Mac and PC, offering built-in audio interface…
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Miranda Lambert

04/09/2017

2017 CMA Awards nominees announced

Miranda Lambert tops the list of finalists with five nominations, followed by Little Big Town and Keith Urban with four…
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Punk

03/09/2017

The Week In Review (28 August – 3 September)

We’re back folks and this week we have a classic by one of the most utterly brilliant post-hardcore bands ever…
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Kodak Black

02/09/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (25 Aug – 9 Sep 2017)

Khalid continues holding his own against Lamar and Sheeran, and Kodak Black lands on the chart with ‘Roll In Peace’…
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thecellar

01/09/2017

Local music venue needs your help!

Thousands of people, including top musicians, sign a petition to prevent the closure of one of Oxford’s best loved venues…
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McGoozer

31/08/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Easy To Love You’ by McGoozer

Today’s exclusive comes from a brilliant, Glaswegian-born songwriter who you’ll already be familiar with – whether you know it or…
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Lady-Gaga

30/08/2017

Lady Gaga talks about album number six

Phenomenally successful songwriter has opened-up about the work being done on her sixth album, the follow-up to last years ‘Joanne’…
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Taylor-Swift

29/08/2017

Taylor, Taylor, record breaker

Taylor Swift reasserts her position as the pre-eminent songwriter of now, by breaking two streaming records with her latest single…
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Bootsy

28/08/2017

This Bootsy’s Made For Recording

On his first new album in six years the legendary bassist has enlisted a host of famous friends and collaborators…
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MBV

27/08/2017

The Week In Review (21 – 27 August)

This bank holiday weekend we’re bringing you our latest round-up of the last week in music, featuring a shoegaze classic…
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Charli XCX Halsey

26/08/2017

Halsey and Charli XCX discuss ‘skepticism’ of female artists

In a joint interview, the two songwriters explain the music industry is still skeptical of the ability of female songwriters…
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Max Martin

25/08/2017

Super-producer to receive top songwriting award

Songwriter and producer Max Martin will be given the prestigious Clive Davis Legend In Songwriting Award at next month’s ceremony…
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Beck

24/08/2017

Beck confirms new album due in October

Much-loved songwriter has announced that he will release his next album this autumn, three years on from his last LP…
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Nick Ferrio

23/08/2017

EXCLUSIVE! Soothsayer by Nick Ferrio

Today’s exclusive song is a punchy slice of indie-rock and roll that comes courtesy of a sublime songwriter from Ontario…
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Slash-Gibson

22/08/2017

Slash and Gibson officially join forces

The legendary Guns ‘n’ Roses axeman has fittingly become the first ever Global Brand Ambassador for the iconic guitar brand…
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