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Songwriting is a 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…


Latest News

04/07/2015

One week to go till Bristol Pride

With Bristol Pride Day only seven days away, we give you a run down on just what can be expected…
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Terrace

03/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Special Place’ by Terrace

We’re kicking off the march into the weekend with an exclusive track from the deliciously smooth Canadian pop group Terrace…
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Emily Clibourn

02/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Fool’s Gold’ by Emily Clibourn

This week’s Thursday exclusive comes from LA-based singer-songwriter Emily Clibourn, who’s sharing the first track from her soon-come debut album…
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Larry Hogan, Dublin Studio Hub

01/07/2015

Dublin Studio Hub song contest winner declared

A promising female singer-songwriter based in Surrey is selected as the studio’s winner of the competition co-run with Songwriting Magazine…
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Richard Hawley

30/06/2015

Eighth Richard Hawley album due in September

Former Longpig and noted solo songwriter Richard Hawley has announced that he will release his eighth studio album this September…
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P J Harvey

29/06/2015

PJ Harvey to be special guest at UK Songwriting Festival

PJ Harvey is confirmed as special guest at this year’s UK Songwriting Festival, to be held at Bath Spa University…
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Mackie FreePlay personal PA

28/06/2015

Get personal with Mackie’s FreePlay PA

Mackie launch a battery-powerable PA with Bluetooth music streaming, four-channel mixer and a control app for iOS and Android devices…
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Syd Barrett

27/06/2015

New Syd Barrett film on its way

The feature-length documentary ‘Have You Got It?’ has been directed by Randy Bogawa and will be released later this year…
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LOW

26/06/2015

Low to release new album this September

Veteran American indie-rockers Low are to release their 11th studio album this year and head out on a mammoth tour…
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Sunday Lane

25/06/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Parliament’ by Sunday Lane

This week’s Thursday track exclusive is a slice of wistful, sunny LA dream-pop from Thick As Thieves singer Sunday Lane…
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Brian Wilson

24/06/2015

Brian Wilson postpones UK tour

Good and bad news for Brian Wilson fans in Britain: the September tour’s off but he’ll be back next year…
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The Submarine

24/06/2015

Make one guitar sound like two

Singer-songwriter, Pete Roe announces worldwide release of a new guitar pickup, The Submarine, that applies doubling effects to two strings…
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The Horrors

22/06/2015

The Horrors’ fifth album will be produced by Paul Epworth

Post-punk group The Horrors have enlisted the services of super-producer Paul Epworth to help them record their upcoming fifth album…
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New Songwriters Workshop

21/06/2015

New online songwriting course launched

The New Songwriters Workshop, taught by UK songwriter Oli Rockberger, gives you access to a series of 10 instructional videos…
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TC Electronic PolyTune Clip

20/06/2015

The world’s first polyphonic clip-on guitar tuner

TC Electronic reveals the new PolyTune Clip that manages to distil polyphonic tuning technology into its smallest enclosure to date…
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Glastonbury Festival

19/06/2015

Glastonbury Festival may have to relocate

Michael Eavis has said that Glastonbury Festival may have to move from Worthy Farm, where it’s been held since 1970…
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The Ladybugs

18/06/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’ by The Ladybugs

This week’s Thursday exclusive comes once more in video form, as Songwriting takes a rare trip into trad jazz pastures…
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Waxahatchee

17/06/2015

Waxahatchee to tour Europe with Kurt Vile

Indie-rock songwriting star Waxahatchee – AKA Katie Crutchfield – announces a European tour in support of the acclaimed Kurt Vile…
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Live Reviews & Previews

04/07/2015

One week to go till Bristol Pride

With Bristol Pride Day only seven days away, we give you a run down on just what can be expected…
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Sunset Songwriting Festival

15/06/2015

SongTown & Nashville Unplugged launch songwriting festival

Nashville and LA industry pros will connect songwriters, publishers and producers during a three-day event of workshops, performances and networking…
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V Festival

13/06/2015

Win a set at V Festival 2015

A forthcoming battle of the bands competition will put one lucky act on the line-up of the major UK festival…
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Songwriting Techniques & Tips

Jane Taylor

10/03/2015

Jane Taylor: Finding your lyrics

Struggling with writing your lyrics? Award-winning UK singer-songwriter Jane Taylor shares some useful ideas for getting the creative juices flowing…
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An insider's guide to sync

02/01/2015

An insider’s guide to music synchronisation

Creating music for ‘sync’ has become an increasingly important option for songwriters. We asked an industry expert how it works.…
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Lisa Redford

19/11/2014

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own……
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