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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Show Of Hands

18/01/2017

Show Of Hands announces Royal Albert Hall special

Folk legends plan fifth ‘Big Gig’ with several special guests, including Miranda Sykes, Rex Preston, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin…
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The WizBangs

17/01/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘I’ll Find A New Love, Too’ by The WizBangs

Today’s exclusive is from a father and sons pop-rock trio who channel the spirit of 60s’ rockabilly and roots rock…
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Ed Sheeran

16/01/2017

UK Songwriting Chart – 13 January 2017

With Royalty Exchange’s help, we reveal the top 20 songwriters behind the biggest hits on this week’s Official Singles Chart…
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Selfie-taking Panda

15/01/2017

The Week In Review (9-15 Jan)

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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14/01/2017

Fender’s American Professional Series set to debut

Next week’s NAMM 2017 show will see the introduction of a new flagship collection of professional-grade electric guitars and basses…
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Music Census

13/01/2017

Universities announce first music UK census

Three top universities are to hold a census of the UK’s live music scene, described as a Springwatch for music…
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Ed Sheeran, Divide

12/01/2017

Ed Sheeran confirms new album

Superstar singer-songwriter officially announces the release of “divide”, after breaking Spotify one-day streams record with new single ‘Shape Of You’…
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George Michael

11/01/2017

US Songwriting Chart – 14 January 2017

George Michael’s songwriting legacy tops this week’s chart recognising the songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100…
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Equality

10/01/2017

UK music industry remains male dominated

New diversity study shows that white men continue to hold the majority of senior positions in the UK music industry…
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HeadRush

09/01/2017

HeadRush reveals high-tech Pedalboard

New brand releases guitar amp and FX modelling processor with interactive seven-inch touch display, effects presets, looper and quad-core DSP…
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Week In Review

08/01/2017

The Week In Review (2-8 Jan)

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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Greg Kurstin

07/01/2017

UK Songwriting Chart – 6 January 2017

With Royalty Exchange’s help, we reveal the top 20 songwriters behind the biggest hits on this week’s Official Singles Chart…
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BBC Sound Of 2017

06/01/2017

BBC announce Sound Of 2017 winner

The results of the BBC’S Sound Of 2017 poll have been announced… and the winner is soul singer Ray BLK…
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Richie Sambora and Orianthi

05/01/2017

The NAMM Show welcomes Richie and Ronnie

NAMM 2017 hosts rock duo Richie Sambora & Orianthi, plus Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes celebrate Lennon Bus’ 20th anniversary…
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José Feliciano

04/01/2017

US Songwriting Chart – 7 January 2017

Our Hot Hitmakers partnership with Royalty Exchange recognises the top songwriters behind the biggest hits on this week’s Hot 100…
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The PrimaDonna Reeds

03/01/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Red Stilettos’ by The PrimaDonna Reeds

Our very first exclusive of 2017 comes courtesy of a US power-pop troupe with classical training and a rock attitude…
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Hofner Ignition bass guitars

02/01/2017

Hofner releases pair of Ignition basses

The iconic violin bass maker announces two new Ignition guitars – the Black Club and the Sunburst ‘Cavern’ Violin models…
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Ray Davies

31/12/2016

Ray Davies is knighted

The New Year Honours List sees The Kinks’ songwriter and frontman awarded a knighthood for his service to the arts…
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Dan Auerbach

30/12/2016

The Black Keys’ frontman to release new album

Singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach has announced that he will be releasing a long-awaited new solo album in Spring 2017…
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Robin Pecknold

29/12/2016

Fleet Foxes frontman working on new solo album

Frontman Robin Pecknold has confirmed to fans of the band that he is currently working on a new solo album…
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Daft Punk

28/12/2016

Daft Punk score first ever US No 1 single

Much-loved French duo make it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in their career…
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George Michael

27/12/2016

The Week In Review (19-27 Dec) RIP George Michael

Today’s week in review marks a departure from our previous round-ups, it’s our tribute to the sadly departed George Michael…
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Team Rock

23/12/2016

Team Rock fundraising campaign surpasses target

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for redundant staff passes its target, as fans and industry figures rally the troops…
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Skrizzly Adams

22/12/2016

Songwriting contest reopens for Christmas

The International Songwriting Competition is accepting submissions for 2016 with a discounted entry fee as part of a holiday promotion…
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