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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

BIAS FX Desktop

04/08/2015

Positive Grid unveils cross platform amp/effects processor

BIAS FX Desktop for Mac and Windows provides cloud-based access to thousands of rigs for infinite tone and effects creation…
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Lucero LC150S classical guitar

02/08/2015

Lucero releases new classical guitar series

The Californian guitar maker introduces the LC150S standard model and LC150SCE acoustic-electric with Fishman pickup and Clásica III onboard preamp…
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Janis Joplin

01/08/2015

Janis Joplin film to premiere at Venice Film Festival

Cat Power narrates the documentary, which could be the first film about Joplin’s life to make it to the screen…
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Lennon & McCartney

31/07/2015

“Dozens” of Beatles songs were “lost”

Paul McCartney has said that “dozens” of potential Beatles songs co-written by himself and John Lennon were lost to memory…
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Matt Bravman

30/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Mind On Fire’ by Brave The Night

It’s Thursday, which means we’ve got another exclusive ‘first listen’ for you! This week’s comes from NYC’s Brave The Night…
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GHS Americana Series & Gold Heart

29/07/2015

GHS launches Americana acoustic guitar strings

The Michigan ‘string specialists’ come out with the new Americana Series Acoustic Guitar for all types of US roots musicians…
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Gilmore & Roberts

28/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Cecilia’ by Gilmore & Roberts

We love a good exclusive at Songwriting, and tonight’s, from the British folk duo Gilmore & Roberts, is no exception…
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Queen

27/07/2015

Punks lack empathy – Queen fans have loads

Fans of punk have been found to be less empathetic than those who enjoy Queen in a Cambridge University study…
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Prince

26/07/2015

New Prince album due ‘soon’

The members of Prince’s backing band 3RDEYEGIRL have revealed that the maverick songwriter will be releasing a new album ‘soon’…
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Ed Sheeran

25/07/2015

Ed Sheeran concert to air on US TV

Coming to NBC on 16 August, ‘Ed Sheeran: Live At Wembley Stadium’ was recorded during his sold-out shows earlier this…
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Lorde

24/07/2015

Lorde joins the ISC 2015 song contest judging panel

The Kiwi singer-songwriter will judge this year’s International Songwriting Competition, joining the likes of Tom Waits, Bill Withers and Bastille…
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Rashmi

23/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Puzzle (Slow)’ by Rashmi

Some lovely, gentle acoustic folk vibes for you in this week’s Thursday track exclusive, coming courtesy of Brooklyn singer-songwriter Rashmi…
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Kurt Vile

22/07/2015

Kurt Vile reveals details of his new album

Kurt Vile has unveiled the details of his sixth album and confirmed that the first single will be ‘Pretty Pimpin’…
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Rotosound guitar care products

21/07/2015

Rotosound launches new guitar and bass care products

The British strings brand shows it cares about your instruments, with a new range of polish, oil and cleaning fluids…
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PJ Harvey

20/07/2015

PJ Harvey to play new songs at the London Literature Festival

PJ Harvey is set to give fans the chance to catch some new material at this October’s London Literature Festival…
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Jamie Lawson

19/07/2015

Jamie Lawson signs to Ed Sheeran’s label

Songwriter Jamie Lawson has been unveiled as the first artist to be signed to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records…
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Don Henley

18/07/2015

Don Henley readies country album

As Eagles’ farewell tour nears its end, Don Henley plots next move: a country album paying homage to southern roots…
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Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame press conference

18/07/2015

Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductees announced

Rosanne Nash and writers behind legendary songs for Elvis Presley, Tim McGraw and Conway Twitty join the roster of luminaries…
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Live Reviews & Previews

Patti Smith

13/07/2015

Patti Smith and Thom Yorke battle climate change

Along with RHCP’s Flea, pair will play a 4 December concert in Paris to coincide with UN climate change summit…
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Bristol Pride Day

04/07/2015

One week to go till Bristol Pride

With Bristol Pride Day only seven days away, we give you a run down on just what can be expected…
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Sunset Songwriting Festival

15/06/2015

SongTown & Nashville Unplugged launch songwriting festival

Nashville and LA industry pros will connect songwriters, publishers and producers during a three-day event of workshops, performances and networking…
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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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