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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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Grammy Museum

17/12/2014

27 records added to Grammy Hall of Fame

This year’s additions to the archive include records by Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan and many more…
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Hohner A+ student bluegrass instruments — banjo and mandolin

16/12/2014

New additions to Hohner’s A+ bluegrass range

Hohner Inc. is expanding its A+ line of student guitars to include uniquely styled bluegrass instruments – banjos and mandolins…
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Modest Mouse

15/12/2014

Modest Mouse reveal album plans

Fan page reveals details of the US indie faves’ new album ‘Stranger To Ourselves’ as a trailer single emerges online…
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Spotify 2014

14/12/2014

Spotify allows you to see your year in music

Spotify has added a new function that allows you to see the music that’s caught your year during the year…
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Noel Gallagher

13/12/2014

Noel Gallagher says songwriting teams are ‘ruining music’

Noel Gallagher has taken to BBC Radio Four to claim that artists that employ a songwriting team are destroying music…
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Pharrell Williams - 'Happy' video

12/12/2014

Pharrell’s Happy about inaugural BBC Music Awards

Ed Sheeran is crowned Best British Artist but Pharrell Williams takes the Best International Artist and Song Of The Year…
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Husband

11/12/2014

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Money’ by Husband

Thursday is track exclusive day here at Songwriting. This week’s offering comes from blues-inspired Australian songwriter Husband, AKA Michael Paolino…
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frank sinatra and bob dylan

10/12/2014

Dylan announces album of Sinatra songs

Bob Dylan’s next album ‘Shadows In The Night’ (due February) will see him ‘uncovering’ songs made famous by Frank Sinatra…
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Morrissey

09/12/2014

Morrissey has written his next album

Morrissey has announced that the writing’s been completed for his 11th solo album, with recording expected to begin next February…
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Elvis Costello 2

07/12/2014

Elvis Costello to tour UK in 2015

The Brit songwriting legend’s ‘Detour Tour’ will take in 21 dates across the UK in May and June next year…
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Grammy's

06/12/2014

2015 Grammy nominations announced

The Grammy nominations have been announced, with UK songwriter Sam Smith and US pop mega star Beyoncé each receiving multiple…
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Shure 5575LE Unidyne microphone

05/12/2014

Shure celebrates anniversary with new Unidyne mic

75 years of the 55 Unidyne is marked by the 5575LE – a limited edition of the classic cardioid dynamic…
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James Bay

04/12/2014

James Bay wins Critics’ Choice Brit award

The 24-year-old Hertfordshire-born singer-songwriter James Bay has scooped the prestigious Critics’ Choice award after releasing just three EPs to date…
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Paul Weller

03/12/2014

Paul Weller to tour the UK’s ‘often missed’ venues

Iconic songwriter Paul Weller announces he will embark on a 2015 tour of the UK’s ‘often missed’ towns and cities…
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Lionel Richie

02/12/2014

Lionel Richie announced for Glastonbury 2015

Lionel Richie is the first act to be officially announced for next year’s Glastonbury, playing the legendary teatime veteran slot…
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Peter Kelly

01/12/2014

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Tailwind’ by Peter Kelly

This week’s exclusive track comes from an artist that True Radio have been calling “the Bruce Springsteen of our generation”…
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My Favourite Time Of Year by The Florin Street Band

30/11/2014

Christmas song contest winner to hit UK TV

The song which won the festive section of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest will be ITV’s Text Santa Appeal theme…
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Joanna Gruesome

29/11/2014

Joanna Gruesome win Welsh Music Prize

Welsh noise prophets fail to be reviled in their native land as they snap up country’s most prestigious music prize…
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Kurt Cobain

28/11/2014

Kurt Cobain documentary to hit UK cinemas next spring

Brett Morgan has confirmed that his Kurt Cobain documentary will receive a UK theatrical release in the spring of 2015…
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Neo-Buster Soundhole Pickup

27/11/2014

Fishman ToneDEQ Preamp and Neo-Buster Pickup made available

The acoustic tech specialist prepares to make its Neo-Buster ‘feedback fighting’ soundhole pickup and ToneDEQ preamp available to all dealers…
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Mike Love

26/11/2014

Mike Love penning his memoirs

Beach Boy Mike Love is to release a book about his spiritual life and the insider history of the band…
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