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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American Football

23/08/2016

American Football announce new album

Legendary US emo band will finally release their long-awaited second album, 17 years after their first album hit the shelves…
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David Gray

22/08/2016

You choose David Gray’s Greatest Hits

Announcement of the singer-songwriter’s new ‘The Best Of’ album coincides with launch of dynamically selected playlist and previously unheard track…
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Us Commoners

22/08/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Long Road Back Around’ by Us Commoners

Our first exclusive of the week is from an alt-pop duo who’ve been compared to some of alt-rock’s biggest hitters…
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The Wedding Present

21/08/2016

The Wedding Present announce autumn/winter UK tour

Cult indie-rock group will head out on a 16 date tour of the UK, spanning across November and December 2016…
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Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

20/08/2016

ISC announces 2016 judging panel

This year’s International Songwriting Competition judges include recording artists Chris Cornell, Tom Waits, American Authors, Lorde, Ziggy Marley and Donovan…
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Metallica

19/08/2016

Metallica to release double album

The metal godfathers have confirmed that their first new LP for nearly a decade will be coming out this November…
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Mitchell GC MD400 Series

18/08/2016

Mitchell debuts new guitar lines

The Californian manufacturer releases a complete range of premium electric guitars and basses, with fresh designs inspired by classic styles…
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Metaxas

18/08/2016

EXCUSIVE! ‘Timezones’ by Metaxas

Our second exclusive of the week comes from an alt-folk songwriter educated at one of the globe’s finest music schools…
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Paul McCartney & Capitol

17/08/2016

McCartney signs new deal with Capitol

Historic agreement encompasses McCartney’s catalogue of master recordings and welcomes him home to label where he began his extraordinary career…
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Morrissey

16/08/2016

New Morrissey album is written and awaiting distributor

The former frontman of The Smiths has written the follow-up his 2014 album ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’…
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Epiphone Masterbilt Century Collection

15/08/2016

Epiphone produces Masterbilt Century collection

The 140-year-old brand’s first line of new archtop acoustic/electric guitars made to be played and amplified as true acoustic instruments…
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Epoch Failure

15/08/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Let the Fire Glow’ by Epoch Failure

Our first exclusive of the week comes courtesy of an American urban-pop duo who’ve fought hardship to make their music…
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The Lapelles

14/08/2016

Tributes paid to The Lapelles frontman Gary Watson

Frontman of the East Kilbride indie-rock band died this morning following a tragic accident the day before his 22nd birthday…
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Tom Chaplin

13/08/2016

Keane singer prepares solo debut

The English band’s lead vocalist is set to release his first ever solo album ‘The Wave’ after lead single ‘Quicksand’…
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Dolly Parton

12/08/2016

Dolly Parton would like to duet with Adele

Legendary country singer-songwriter has revealed that she wants to team up with the phenomenally successful UK songwriter for a duet…
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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

11/08/2016

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees

The NaSHOF gets set to welcome songwriters Aaron Barker, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Bob Morrison and the late Townes Van Zandt…
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Tonight's Exclusive is from the delightful Emma King

11/08/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Baby You Don’t Mean Nothing’ by Emma King

Our second exclusive of the week comes courtesy of a soulful pop songstress who’s drawn comparison to some impressive artists…
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The Beatles

10/08/2016

Paul McCartney on his friendship with John Lennon

McCartney describes the relationship with his former Beatles bandmate as “irreplaceable” and says that he and Yoko Ono are “mates”…
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The Maccabees

09/08/2016

The Maccabees are breaking-up

Hugely successful UK indie quintet have announced that they will be calling it a day after a 14 year career…
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Lauten Audio Series Black microphones

08/08/2016

Lauten Audio expands microphone range

‘Series Black’ mic line for developing recordists now includes the LA-220 solid-state vocal condenser and LA-120 small diaphragm instrument pair…
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AMFM

08/08/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Broom’ by AMFM

Tonight’s exclusive is from an indie-rock band whose frontman has a musical background that’s markedly different to his current sound…
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Bands @ NAMM 2017

06/08/2016

Want to perform at NAMM 2017?

Bands @ NAMM program gives artists the chance to play one of 150 live performances on one of five stages…
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Fender Deluxe Nashville

05/08/2016

Fender introduces Deluxe Series

A new collection of 10 Strats, Teles and bass guitars in the family of electrics, infused with advancements and upgrades…
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Mercury Prize 2016 albums artwork

04/08/2016

Mercury Prize shortlist revealed

Nominations for 2016’s album of the year have been announced and include David Bowie, Radiohead, Michael Kiwanuka and The 1975…
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