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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

Lewis Fieldhouse

03/09/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Goodbye’ by Lewis Fieldhouse

This week’s Thursday exclusive is ‘Goodbye’ by Lewis Fieldhouse, a radio-friendly grown-up pop ditty coming to you in video form…
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SMSWF

02/09/2015

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival: winners announced

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Tennessee have announced the winners of their fourth annual song competition – full details…
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Mumford & Sons

01/09/2015

Mumford gentlemen hit the road again

Mumford & Sons will be touring the UK and Ireland this winter, with 11 arena shows in November and December…
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Siouxsie Sioux

31/08/2015

Siouxsie Sioux releases her first song in eight years

The post-punk legend Siouxsie Sioux has released her first new song in eight years, recorded for the TV show ‘Hannibal’…
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Adele

30/08/2015

Adele to release her third album this November

The release date for Adele’s long-awaited third album has been confirmed by XL Recordings, with the album due this November…
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Safeauto and DreamJobbing

29/08/2015

Car insurance company offers a songwriter’s ‘dream job’

SafeAuto and DreamJobbing want a musician to fly to California, create original music for an advertising campaign and win $10,000…
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Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent signature guitar

28/08/2015

Ernie Ball St Vincent signature guitar revealed

St. Vincent debuts her new Ernie Ball Music Man electric guitar onstage with Taylor Swift and Beck in Los Angeles…
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The Winter Brave

27/08/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Taken (Acoustic)’ by The Winter Brave

The Dave Grohl-hyped US indie/garage-rock duo showcase their gentler side in this week’s new video exclusive here at Songwriting magazine…
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Van Morrison

26/08/2015

Van Morrison albums to get digital release

Sony Music has acquired the rights to Van Morrison’s vast back catalogue, and plans digital releases plus Deluxe Edition reissues…
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AIR Music Technology Mini Grand and DB-33 Tonewheel Organ

25/08/2015

New virtual keyboards arrive by Air

AIR Music Technology announces the arrival of two keyboard software composition suites: the DB-33 Tonewheel Organ and Mini Grand Piano…
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Dolly Parton

24/08/2015

Dolly Parton movie coming to US TV

‘Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors’, a “family-oriented, faith-based story”, will air on the NBC network at 9-11pm on 10…
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Morrissey

23/08/2015

Morrissey to release his debut novel this September

Morrissey has delighted his fans by announcing that he will release his long-awaited debut novel through Penguin Books this September…
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PRS Guitars SE models

22/08/2015

PRS Guitars adds two new 22-fret SE models

Paul Reed Smith announces the SE Custom 22 and semi-hollow version that both sport a maple top with mahogany back…
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Sound Magic iVoiceLord

21/08/2015

Introducing the Lord of the voice

China-based Sound Magic announces the iVoiceLord, an HTML5 app controlled intelligent microphone that includes a Vocalist VST plugin with effects…
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Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2015

21/08/2015

Songwriting Magazine goes fourth

Issue four of our app is out there, featuring Everything Everything, Richard Thompson, Katzenjammer, Miles Hunt, Chas Hodges and more……
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EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Only Love I Know’ by Pete Lanctot and The Stray Dogs

20/08/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Only Love I Know’ by Pete Lanctot And The Stray Dogs

You’ll discover folk’s a little bit country this Thursday, when you hear ‘The Only Love I Know’ feat. Danni Nicholls…
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Chvrches

19/08/2015

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry hits back at misogynistic abuse

Having been subjected to a stream of online misogynistic abuse, Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry strikes back at the internet trolls…
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Marissa Guzman

18/08/2015

World Wide Music Contest announces winning entries

WorldWideMusicContest.com (WWMC), a site made for unsigned musicians from across the globe, unveils the winners of its first songwriting competition…
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Foals

17/08/2015

Foals to tour the UK this November

Indie-rock quintet Foals have announced that they will embark on a UK tour this autumn to support their fourth album…
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Audio-Technica AT2020USBi microphone

16/08/2015

The AT2020 mic goes digital

Audio-Technica releases the AT2020USBi cardioid condenser microphone with USB and Lightning connectivity, to digitally capture audio on PC/Mac or iOS…
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M-Audio Code Series keyboards

15/08/2015

M-Audio reveals the Code

25-, 49- and 61-key versions of the Code Series USB-powered controller keyboards become available, featuring velocity-sensitive pads and X/Y pad…
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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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