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Songwriting is an online 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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Tanglewood Premier Series

01/09/2014

Tanglewood updates Premier Series acoustics

Tanglewood revamps one of the company’s well-established ranges, the Premier Series, with four new acoustic guitars and an acoustic bass…
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Echo & The Bunnymen

31/08/2014

Echo & The Bunnymen announce UK tour

They’re playing nine dates in November and December – but fans in their hometown will have to wait a little…
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EurekaSound Hole Pickup Mount

30/08/2014

EurekaSound unveils innovative pickup mount

The Sound Hole Pickup Mount makes it possible to add a Strat-sized pickup to your acoustic guitar, without modification or…
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Bob Dylan

28/08/2014

Bob Dylan announces US tour

Bob Dylan is to undertake a 31-date tour of North America this fall, kicking off in Seattle on 17 October…
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Guy Thomas 'Songwriting: The Creative Process For Beginners' on Udemy

27/08/2014

New online course on ‘Songwriting: The Creative Process For Beginners’

Singer-songwriter and modern music professor at UCLA, Guy Thomas launches a new songwriting class on the Udemy online learning platform…
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Kate Bush

26/08/2014

11 Kate Bush albums to enter UK top 100

The legendary songwriter Kate Bush, is set to see 11 of her albums enter the UK top 100 this week…
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Prince

25/08/2014

Prince announces two new albums

3rd Eye Girl’s debut long player and Prince’s first solo album since 2010 will both drop on the same day…
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Stevie Wonder

24/08/2014

ASCAP honours legendary songwriters

Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Steven Sondheim and Stevie Wonder are to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards on 17 November…
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Chord SU26E ukulele

23/08/2014

Sapele electro ukulele coming from Chord

If a traveller acoustic guitar is still too large for true songwriting on-the-move, then maybe a ukulele is for you…
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Amy Winehouse

22/08/2014

Camden Market to get Amy Winehouse statue

A life-sized brass sculpture of the late singer-songwriter is to be installed in London’s famous Camden Market on 14 September…
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Gerard Way

21/08/2014

Gerard does it his way

Former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way has declared that his upcoming Reading/Leeds festival performances will not feature MCR songs…
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Camp Bestival hands

20/08/2014

Bestival is going global

The popular UK festival curated by Rob Da Bank is to expand, with new Bestivals in the USA and Europe…
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Focusrite Scarlett Solo

19/08/2014

Focusrite unveils Scarlett Solo USB interface

Focusrite’s most affordable audio interface to date is compact and simple, but still capable of recording two audio inputs simultaneously…
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Johnny Cash

18/08/2014

Johnny Cash’s childhood home is opened to the public

The man in black’s childhood home has been opened to the general public, in a bid to revitalize the town…
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Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible

17/08/2014

Manic Street Preachers consider Holy Bible anniversary shows

Manic Street Preachers are considering playing shows to mark the 20th anniversary of their cult third album ‘The Holy Bible’…
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Belle & Sebastian Could Have Been

16/08/2014

Belle & Sebastian announce reissues

Bulk of band’s back catalogue to be reissued on vinyl, under the banner ‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’…
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Bjork

15/08/2014

Bjork announces ‘Biophilia’ dates

Björk has released dates for screenings of her documentary film, which gives insight into the performance of her latest album…
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USC at ICMP

14/08/2014

Trans-Atlantic collaboration for songwriting students

Students from California’s USC visited The Institute in North London for two weeks of writing, learning, collaborating, performing and networking…
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Do I Have A Hit Song?

13/08/2014

‘Do I Have a Hit Song?’ TV talent show launched

Songwriting competition talent show due to premiere on IndiMusicTV this year, with the producers looking for independent songwriters to feature…
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Propellerhead Reason 8

12/08/2014

Propellerhead unveils Reason 8

Stockholm-based software developer introduces another improved version of its flagship music production platform, with streamlined workflow for songwriters and producers…
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Leonard Cohen

11/08/2014

Leonard Cohen to let fans celebrate his birthday with a new album

Leonard Cohen is set to give his fans something to celebrate, by releasing a new album just after his birthday…
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