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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The Desert Trip

04/05/2016

Legendary line-up confirmed for Desert Trip

The Stones, Dylan, McCartney, Young, Waters and The Who set to play across one weekend festival in California this October…
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Brad Cole

04/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Hey Susanne’ by Brad Cole

Our third exclusive of the week is the brand new video for ‘Hey Susanne’ by New York-based singer-songwriter Brad Cole…
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Sam Jordan

04/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘When Golden Morning Comes’ by Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys

This week’s second exclusive is a full EP, coming from Brighton-based singer-songwriter Sam Jordan and his recently renamed backing band…
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Summer NAMM Music Industry Day

03/05/2016

NAMM announces Music Industry Day

Songwriters, musicians and recording professionals are invited to experience the Summer NAMM trade show in Nashville on Saturday 25 June…
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Rob Bray: "rock n' roll hillbilly"

03/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Devil Of Ramadi’ by Gideon’s Army

This week’s first track exclusive is a slice of languid, anthemic Southern rock from New York-based musical collective Gideon’s Army…
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Dean Friedman

02/05/2016

Dean Friedman to teach songwriting in France

The quirky 70s singer-songwriter will again operate his four-day residential summer workshops, with one-to-one tuition, at a farmhouse in Carcassonne…
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Lost Songs

01/05/2016

Album of Lost Songs out this summer

Campaign seeking to find the next David Bowie, John Lennon, Adele or Ed Sheeran will release an album this June…
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Neil Young

30/04/2016

Neil Young live album coming

Legendary Canadian songwriter will release a live album this June which will include songs recorded from his tour last year…
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ICMP

29/04/2016

Win an ICMP songwriting scholarship

Working with Shure, Focusrite and Taylor Guitars, the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is offering a very impressive songwriting scholarship…
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Blink 182

28/04/2016

Blink 182 announce album release date

Veteran American pop-punk trio will release their first album to feature the Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba on 1 June…
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James McCartney

28/04/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Ballerina’ by James McCartney

Songwriting is delighted to bring you the premiere of a second track from James McCartney’s forthcoming album ‘The Blackberry Train’…
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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay

27/04/2016

Ernie Ball announces 40th anniversary StingRay

One of the world’s most iconic and successful bass designs – nicknamed ‘Old Smoothie’ – is now available for pre-order…
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Treetop Flyers

27/04/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Dance Through The Night’ by Treetop Flyers

This week’s second exclusive is this ‘live in the studio’ video from Treetop Flyers, who play in London next week…
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The Beatles

26/04/2016

Unseen footage of The Beatles published

Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive have released previously unseen footage of The Fab Four preparing for a TV performance…
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Dolly Parton

25/04/2016

Dolly Parton tour dates announced

Legendary country music songwriter will embark on her most extensive North American tour for more than twenty years this June…
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Nagavalli

25/04/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Reach Out’ by Nagavalli

This week’s Monday track exclusive is the first ever video by Indian singer-songwriter Nagavalli, who is based in Austin, Texas…
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Nektar Impact GX49

24/04/2016

Nektar introduces new USB keyboards

Impact GX49 and GX61 instruments tailored to composition and performance, feature DAW integration and MIDI controller functionality with iOS devices…
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Ivan Proctor

23/04/2016

ACM announces 2016 BASCA scholarship

With one lucky student having their courses fees funded in their entirety, ACM is looking out for a songwriting superstar…
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PJ Harvey

22/04/2016

PJ Harvey scores first UK No 1 album

English songwriter sits atop the UK albums charts, after The Hope Six Demolition Project relegated Adele’s 25 to No 2…
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Steve Young

22/04/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Back To Mine’ by Steve Young

Our third exclusive this week is the new video from guitar-toting British singer-songwriter Steve Young, ahead of his debut album…
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Prince in Brussels, Belgium in 1986

21/04/2016

Prince is confirmed dead, aged 57

The music world is reeling at the news that the legendary songwriter has been found dead at his Minnesota home…
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Freddie Mercury

20/04/2016

Own Freddie Mercury’s notebook

A notebook used by Freddie Mercury between 1988 and 1990 is to be put up for auction this coming June…
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Blair Dunlop

20/04/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Temper Your Smiling’ by Blair Dunlop

Today, Songwriting is delighted to bring you the world premiere of this brand new video by UK singer-songwriter Blair Dunlop…
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Jamie Lawson

19/04/2016

2016 Ivor Novello Awards nominees announced

Ed Sheeran, Roots Manuva, Years & Years and Jamie Lawson among those with a chance of winning an Ivor Novello…
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