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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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Tupac

29/03/2015

Unreleased Tupac music to be made available

A whole host of unreleased music by the rap legend Tupac Shakur is to see the light of day soon…
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Arturia Audiofuse

28/03/2015

Arturia prepares for the AudioFuse’s arrival

The French software and hardware manufacturer readies its latest innovation – a next-generation USB interface with two DiscretePRO microphone preamps…
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The Doppler Shift

27/03/2015

Success Express returns with FAC drop-in session and showcase

On Thursday, London’s The Water Rats hosts another live show and artist session by the FAC, Success Express and Songwriting…
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Gemandeye

26/03/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Virtual Reality’ by Gem And Eye

A more leftfield cut this week as siblings Gem And Eye fuse dream pop, trip-hop and Balearica to soul-soothing effect…
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Squeeze – Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook

25/03/2015

New tour and long-awaited album to come from Squeeze

Difford & Tilbrook plan ‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ tour and first LP of new material for 17 years…
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The Go! Team

24/03/2015

The Go! Team announce new tour with a new video

After keeping quiet over the last few years The Go! Team announce a June tour with a brand new video…
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Blur

23/03/2015

Blur unveil new track

Blur have shared the song ‘Lonesome Street’ from their forthcoming album ‘Magic Whip’, which is due out on 27 April…
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Jimi Hendrix

22/03/2015

Seattle to build a Jimi Hendrix memorial park

Jimi Hendrix is to receive a memorial park in his home city of Seattle, with construction starting this coming April…
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Adam Levine

21/03/2015

New songwriting competition show coming to NBC

Maroon 5 frontman and ‘The Voice’ coach, Adam Levine will co-produce ‘Songland’, a TV show devoted to discovering talented songwriters…
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Perri's Beatles guitar gig bag

20/03/2015

Perri’s launches Beatles guitar accessories

The Canadian family-owned leather company releases a range of guitar straps, gig bags and picks, honouring the iconic British band…
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John Stratton

19/03/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘To The Desert’ by John Stratton

This week’s Thursday track exclusive comes from a singer-songwriter who’s based in sunny LA, and trails his forthcoming debut album…
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Johnny Cash

18/03/2015

Johnny Cash’s ‘American Recordings’ out on vinyl next week

Country music legend Johnny Cash is to have his ‘American Recordings I-VI’ released next week as a vinyl box set…
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Andy Fraser

17/03/2015

Andy Fraser dies

Andy Fraser, bassist and songwriter of the much loved classic rock band Free, died yesterday at the age of 62…
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Mike Porcaro

16/03/2015

Toto bassist Mike Porcaro dies, aged 59

Toto bassist Mike Porcaro has passed away at the age of 59, after a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease…
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The Cribs

15/03/2015

The Cribs to headline Live At Leeds festival

The indie rock three-piece The Cribs have been announced as the headline act for this year’s Live At Leeds festival…
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Positive Grid 'Mobile Guitar Effects Month'

14/03/2015

Positive Grid launches ‘Mobile Guitar Effects Month’

Starting in March, the US music software specialist partners with PreSonus and Griffin for a new mobile guitar product giveaway…
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PRS S2 Vela

13/03/2015

PRS Guitars reveals the S2 Vela

The new, made-in-the-US, stripped-for-action Vela joins the Mira and Starla models in PRS’s ‘alt-guitars’ S2 line-up in stores next month…
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Echo Bloom

12/03/2015

EXCLUSIVE! Hear Echo Bloom’s new single ‘Evangeline’

This week’s Thursday track exclusive comes from Brooklyn band Echo Bloom, and is culled from their soon-come sophomore album ‘Red’…
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Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams

11/03/2015

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke lose Blurred Lines copyright case

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are found guilty of infringing copyright of Marvin Gaye’s hit ‘Got to Give It Up’…
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Kurt Cobain

10/03/2015

Unheard Kurt Cobain song to feature on ‘Montage Of Heck’ soundtrack

A never before released Kurt Cobain song will feature on the soundtrack of the upcoming film of the Nirvana frontman…
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John Legend and Sam Smith

09/03/2015

Sam Smith and John Legend record official Red Nose Day single

Sam Smith and John Legend have collaborated on a version of Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’ in support of Comic Relief…
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Tascam Trackpack 2x2

08/03/2015

Tascam unveils the Trackpack 2×2

A recording bundle includes a US-2×2 USB audio interface, a TM-80 condenser mic with mount, TH-02 headphones and DAW software…
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Paul McCartney

07/03/2015

Paul McCartney to head out on tour

Paul McCartney has revealed that he will embark on a U.K. and European tour starting in May of this year…
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Arturia KeyLab 88 controller keyboard

06/03/2015

Arturia’s KeyLab 88 becomes available

The French manufacturer declares the release of the pro-grade, 88-note hammer-action hybrid MIDI keyboard controller, with Analog Lab software synth…
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