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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Yamaha MX88

29/04/2017

Yamaha expands MX Series

The new 88-key, weighted-action MX88 keyboard combines synthesizer features with real piano feel, but now offers computer and iOS integration…
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HAIM

28/04/2017

HAIM to release new album

Everyone’s favourite sisters have kept us eagerly awaiting their follow up album and now we can reveal the release date…
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Kendrick Lamar DAMN

27/04/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (21 April – 6 May 2017)

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart…
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The Magic Es

27/04/2017

EXCLUSIVE! “It Goes On” (Album) by The Magic Es

For our second exclusive of the week, we’re giving you a whole darn album by a gifted English pop-rock band…
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ReverbNation Discover London flyer

26/04/2017

Discovering London’s songwriting talent

ReverbNation and Songwriting Magazine team up to launch a ‘Discover’ monthly emerging artist concert series in the UK’s capital city…
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Ed Sheeran

25/04/2017

Ed Sheeran isn’t quitting music

Songwriting superstar takes to Twitter to clarify rumours he will be calling it a day when his current tour ends…
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Todd Rundgren

25/04/2017

EXCLUSIVE! “Deaf Ears” by Todd Rundgren

Today we have the great pleasure of bringing you an exclusive from a songwriter who should need absolutely no introduction…
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Garth Brooks

24/04/2017

First viewing of The Last Songwriter

Documentary film exploring how streaming adversely impacts the American songwriter, starring Garth Brooks, will premiere at the Nashville Film Festival…
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apocalyptic

23/04/2017

The Week In Review (17 – 23 April)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Ed Sheeran

22/04/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (14 – 29 April 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…
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21/04/2017

Increase in royalty payouts to artists

Encouraging new figures from PRS For Music show that more artists were being paid for their music during record-breaking year…
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Coldplay

20/04/2017

Nominations announced for The Ivors 2017

Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Cave and Skepta are among the songwriters in the running for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards…
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Siana – Open Mic UK

19/04/2017

Open Mic UK 2017 audition dates released

The annual music competition that discovered Birdy kicks off with showcase events taking place in 14 regions across the country…
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Writer Producer Fund

18/04/2017

First major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers

PRS Foundation and BASCA Trust join forces to offer grants of up to £10,000 to support creative and professional development…
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17/04/2017

Glen Campbell says ‘Adiós’

The country music icon announces his final studio album ‘Adiós’ featuring songs from lifelong collaborator Jimmy Webb and other legends…
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16/04/2017

The Week In Review (10 – 16 April)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Busbee

15/04/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (7 – 22 April 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…
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Vinyl

14/04/2017

Record company revenues at record high

UK record companies post five-year earnings high, as Britain combines platforms from the past and future when consuming its music…
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Freddie Mercury

13/04/2017

Freddie Mercury biopic expected next year

Queen guitarist Brian May reveals film depicting life of the band’s frontman is expected to finally be released in 2018…
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Lorde

12/04/2017

Lorde’s “incorrect songwriting”

Swedish songwriter extraordinaire Max Martin claims that New Zealand mega-star Lorde’s single ‘Green Light’ is an example of “incorrect songwriting”…
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Ryan Tedder

11/04/2017

Ryan Tedder inks new publishing deal

Downtown Music Publishing announces long-term music publishing partnership with the OneRepublic frontman, in-demand hit songwriter and “Undercover King of Pop”…
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Arturia Keylab 49

10/04/2017

Arturia announces Keylab Essential Series

French manufacturer prepares to release a new fully-featured range of universal MIDI controller keyboards designed with “budget-conscious musicians in mind”…
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Festival

09/04/2017

The Week In Review (3 – 9 April)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Nile Rodgers

08/04/2017

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame crowns its 2017 inductees

Joan Baez, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes are among this year’s bands and artists recognised for their continued influence…
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Kate.Nash.Live

07/04/2017

Kate Nash turns to Kickstarter to fund new album

The queen of DIY is looking to record her first album since 2013 and needs your help to do it…
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The Shires

06/04/2017

CMA reveals 2017 International Awards recipients

The Country Music Association recognises those who have contributed most to the development of the genre outside the United States…
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Drake

05/04/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (31 March – 15 April 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…
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