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Songwriting is an online 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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Mumford & Sons

02/03/2015

Mumford And Sons announce album plans

Album number three will be called ‘Wilder Mind’, and it’ll be out on 4 May, with live dates to follow…
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Elvis Presley Exhibition

01/03/2015

Elvis exhibition opening in Las Vegas

Elvis Presley is to have a new permanent exhibition in his honour opened this coming April 23 in Las Vegas…
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Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss

28/02/2015

Krauss and Nelson recommence US tour

Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson are picking up where they left off after joint tour dates were cancelled last summer…
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Ableton Live 9.2 released as beta

27/02/2015

Ableton releases Live 9.2 as public beta

A free update of the popular DAW introduces latency compensated automation, improved warping, 64 drum pads for Push and more…
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Katie Buchanan

26/02/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Glow’ LP by Katie Buchanan

This week’s Thursday exclusive is a humdinger, as we bring you US singer-songwriter Katie Buchanan’s album ‘Glow’ in its entirety…
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Brit Awards 2015

25/02/2015

A Brit of all right

This year’s Brit Awards throws up another slew of winners. But which artists will be standing on the podium tonight?…
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Daft Punk & Nile Rodgers

23/02/2015

Daft Punk are making a Chic film

Daft Punk have made a film for Nile Rodgers’ band Chic that will accompany their as yet untitled upcoming album…
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Will Butler

22/02/2015

Will Butler’s songwriting is inspired by The Guardian

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler is to write and release a song a day that has been inspired by The Guardian…
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Manuel Rodríguez Guitars Flamenco Moderna FLM0500

22/02/2015

Say hola to the Flamenco Moderna

Spanish instrument luthier Manuel Rodríguez Guitars introduces two new nylon string acoustic-electrics with low-profile neck, thinner body and Fishman electronics…
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Daughter

20/02/2015

Shure Songwriting Award judge confirmed

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance launches Shure’s annual songwriting competition, in partnership with BASCA, with indie band Daughter judging…
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Dan & The Wildfire

19/02/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Austin, TX’ by Dan & The Wildfire

There’s a definite country tinge to this week’s exclusive track, which comes from Boston, Massachusetts-based five-piece Dan & The Wildfire…
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Laura Marling

18/02/2015

Laura Marling announces ‘Short Movie’ tour dates

The LA-based British folk singer will return to these shores for a string of 12 shows in April and May…
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Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition Martin Guitar

17/02/2015

Sheeran and Martin join forces again

Martin Guitar and the multi-platinum singer-songwriter team up for a second time to create the Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition…
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Ian Curtis

16/02/2015

Joy Division fans launch campaign to buy Ian Curtis’s house

Fans are attempting to raise £150,000K via crowdfunding to turn Ian Curtis’ home in Macclesfield into a Joy Division museum…
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The Cambridge Folk Festival 2015

15/02/2015

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 announces first batch of performers

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 has announced the first batch of performers, with Nick Mulvey among the artists to be confirmed…
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GMF Music Ai1 DI and preamp

14/02/2015

GMF Music introduces a new acoustic DI with preamp

New Iowa-based product developer joins the market with a compact interface, with analog signal path, for musicians on the go…
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Dave Stewart at the MPG Awards 2015

13/02/2015

Music Producers Guild announces 2015 award winners

Paul Epworth is Producer Of The Year again and Dave Stewart is honoured for his Outstanding Contribution To UK Music…
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Veronika Jokel

13/02/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Black Magic EP’ by Veronika Jokel

This week’s exclusive features five tracks, in a world-first listen to the new EP by NYC pop artiste Veronika Jokel…
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SOAK

13/02/2015

SOAK confirms release date of debut album

The highly rated songwriter SOAK has announced that she will release her eagerly awaited debut album this coming June 1…
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Breedlove 25th anniversary models

10/02/2015

Breedlove celebrates 25 years with new acoustics

In celebration of their 25th year in the business, the Breedlove Guitar Company introduces four new anniversary acoustic guitar models…
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Sam Smith

09/02/2015

Sam Smith picks up four gongs at the Grammys

UK singer-songwriter Sam Smith cleans up the Grammys, winning four awards including Song of the Year and Record of the…
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Spotify

08/02/2015

Covers to be banned from Spotify?

Songwriters could be given the power to ban covers of the songs featuring on Spotify, following a proposed legislative change…
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Grammys

07/02/2015

2015 Grammys will air on UK TV

They’ve been shown on US TV for years; now the world’s biggest music awards will also be seen in Britain…
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Songwriiting app issue 2

06/02/2015

Songwriting issue 2: return of the app!

Songwriting is proud to announce the news your mobile’s been waiting for: issue 2 of our app is out now!…
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