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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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Your Songwriting Contest

16/09/2014

New songwriting contest launches

This is not just a song contest… this is Your Song Contest. Free to enter, too, which is always nice…
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The Doors

15/09/2014

The Doors to let fans feast on a new documentary

A documentary about The Doors will be released this November for the first time, 46 years after it was recorded…
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Camden Roundhouse

14/09/2014

Roundhouse 30/30 competition now open

The iconic London venue’s competition for young musicians enters its sixth year – just get your entries in before 1…
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Frank Turner

13/09/2014

Britain’s live music circuit threatened with ‘meltdown’

Noted songwriter Frank Turner has warned the UK Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, that Britain’s live music scene is facing ‘meltdown’…
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Robert Young Primal Scream

12/09/2014

Primal Scream guitarist Robert Young dies

Robert ‘Throb’ Young, a founding member of Primal Scream, has died suddenly. Fans took to Twitter to express their condolences…
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Orange Amplification Guitar Pack

11/09/2014

Orange Amplification launches complete guitar package

With Christmas approaching, the brightly coloured amp manufacturer reveals a new pack containing everything required to start playing the guitar…
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FKA Twigs

10/09/2014

Mercury Prize 2014: the nominations

The nominees for 2014’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize are announced, with the usual mix of big names and more leftfield choices…
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Damien Rice

09/09/2014

Damien Rice to release first album in 8 years

Irish songwriter Damien Rice announces the follow-up to his second studio album ‘Nine’, eight years after that record was released…
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Calvin Harris

08/09/2014

Calvin Harris has over one billion Spotify streams

Scottish DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris, is confirmed as the first British recording artist to achieve one billion Spotify streams…
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Garth Brooks

07/09/2014

Garth Brooks catalogue now available digitally

After years of holding out, the country superstar has finally made his work available online – and at bargain prices,…
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Focusrite iTrack Pocket

06/09/2014

Focusrite’s new YouTube sensation – the iTrack Pocket

Focusrite unveils iTrack Pocket for iPhone – a portable, stereo microphone and guitar interface for singer-songwriters to create and share…
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Iceage

05/09/2014

Iceage announce new album

Danish punk/alt-rock band release tracklisting for third studio long-player ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ and share new track ‘Forever’…
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Dan Wilson

04/09/2014

Dan Wilson to reveal more songwriting secrets

The award-winning songwriter announces ‘Words & Music’ UK tour of songs and stories, and releases new single ‘Love Without Fear’…
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George Harrison

04/09/2014

Six George Harrison LPs to be reissued

George Harrison’s first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975, have been remastered and are set to be reissued…
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In the beginning there was 'Gish' and in the end...

02/09/2014

Billy Corgan hints that Smashing Pumpkins’ next LP could be their last

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has given a strong suggestion that the band’s next album could be their final act…
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Tanglewood Premier Series

01/09/2014

Tanglewood updates Premier Series acoustics

Tanglewood revamps one of the company’s well-established ranges, the Premier Series, with four new acoustic guitars and an acoustic bass…
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Echo & The Bunnymen

31/08/2014

Echo & The Bunnymen announce UK tour

They’re playing nine dates in November and December – but fans in their hometown will have to wait a little…
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EurekaSound Hole Pickup Mount

30/08/2014

EurekaSound unveils innovative pickup mount

The Sound Hole Pickup Mount makes it possible to add a Strat-sized pickup to your acoustic guitar, without modification or…
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Bob Dylan

28/08/2014

Bob Dylan announces US tour

Bob Dylan is to undertake a 31-date tour of North America this fall, kicking off in Seattle on 17 October…
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Guy Thomas 'Songwriting: The Creative Process For Beginners' on Udemy

27/08/2014

New online course on ‘Songwriting: The Creative Process For Beginners’

Singer-songwriter and modern music professor at UCLA, Guy Thomas launches a new songwriting class on the Udemy online learning platform…
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Kate Bush

26/08/2014

11 Kate Bush albums to enter UK top 100

The legendary songwriter Kate Bush, is set to see 11 of her albums enter the UK top 100 this week…
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