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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Zeamu Music

22/06/2017

Kids label joins National Unplugging Day

Record label for children, Zeamu Music, supports annual campaign asking British families to switch off their electronic devices this Sunday…
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St. Vincent

21/06/2017

St. Vincent announces tour dates

Annie Clark’s songwriting alias will embark on a huge tour this autumn/winter, taking in dates across both Europe and America…
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River Matthews

20/06/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Feels Like Morning’ by River Matthews

Today’s exclusive song comes courtesy of a Surrey-born songwriter who’s already making a real name for himself in the industry…
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Skunk Anansie

19/06/2017

ACM launches Skunk Anansie scholarship

The rock band will select a student to go on one of the academy’s degree courses, worth up to £27,000…
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'How I Wrote...' paperback book

18/06/2017

The Week In Review (12 – 18 June)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our SongsOfTheWeek playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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M-Audio Hammer 88

17/06/2017

Hammer 88 keyboard hits the market

M-Audio announces a new full-size USB MIDI controller with 88 fully-weighted hammer-action keys, replicating the feel of a grand piano…
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The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

16/06/2017

The Smiths reissue title track of ‘The Queen Is Dead’

The seminal Manchester group have released two vinyl reissues of their song ‘The Queen Is Dead’ and it’s available now…
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Julie Menin and David Israelite

15/06/2017

NYC mayor proclaims Songwriter Week

First citywide celebration of New York’s songwriters will become an annual event, and NMPA credits Yoko Ono as ‘Imagine’ co-writer…
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'How I Wrote...' paperback book

14/06/2017

Songwriting publishes first ‘How I Wrote’ book

Origin stories of over 40 much-loved hits from the 60s to the present day, as told by the songwriters themselves…
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Amira B

13/06/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Impossible’ by Amira B​

Today’s exclusive track is by a NYC resident whose songwriting draws upon the influence of R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop…
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Gucci Mane 'Met Gala' cover

12/06/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (2 – 17 Jun 2017)

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart…
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Jeremy_Corbyn_and_John_McDonnell,_2016_Labour_Party_Conference

11/06/2017

The Week In Review (5 – 11 June)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our SongsOfTheWeek playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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The Music Development Agency

10/06/2017

The Music Development Agency announces launch

Coinciding with the opening of a recording studio in NYC, the platform aims to propel growth for musicians and brands…
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Childish Gambino-By-Eli Watson

09/06/2017

Donald Glover is to retire Childish Gambino

Fans of Childish Gambino will be disappointed to hear that Donald Glover is to retire his rap and soul alter-ego.…
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M-Audio BX8D3 monitor speakers

08/06/2017

M-Audio unveils new monitor speakers

Two new powered studio reference monitors, BX5-D3 and BX8-D3, boast military-grade Kevlar and treated silk domes among their engineering innovations…
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Royal Blood

07/06/2017

Royal Blood tour update

English rock duo announce that they will be joined by At the Drive-In and Black Honey on their autumn tour…
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CarbonWorks

06/06/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘West Pier’ by CarbonWorks

Today’s exclusive song comes courtesy of a gifted songwriter who is also a world-recognized authority on both science and health…
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Liam Payne

05/06/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (26 May – 10 Jun 2017)

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart…
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London.Bridge

04/06/2017

The Week In Review (29 May – 4 June)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our SongsOfTheWeek playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Ovation Glen Campbell signature model – Photo by Rob Shanahan

03/06/2017

Ovation reissues Glen Campbell signature model

Made in cooperation with his family, the acoustic/electric guitar is a recreation of the country music legend’s iconic ‘1771’ model…
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Sesame Street

02/06/2017

Sesame Street theme songs royalties for sale

Proceeds from the children’s TV series music and Spielberg-produced movie residuals to benefit charities chosen by legendary songwriter Tony Geiss…
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Arcade Fire

01/06/2017

Arcade Fire release first single from upcoming fifth album

‘Everything Now’ is made available, ahead of the July release of the enormously successful Canadian indie-rock troupe’s much-anticipated fifth album…
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brown dreadnought acoustic guitar

31/05/2017

Sony/ATV offers virtual ATM for songwriters

The music publishing giant taps into Lyric Financial’s new platform to enable US writers to access current and projected royalties…
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Korg AW-LT100GB tuner

30/05/2017

Korg offers extended lightweight tuning

Manufacturer says the new AW-LT100G clip-type tuners provide 100 hours of continuous operation, with miniaturised models for guitar and bass…
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Miley Cyrus

29/05/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (19 May – 3 Jun 2017)

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart…
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Chuck McDermott

29/05/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘A Thousand Cuts’ by Chuck McDermott

Today’s exclusive song comes courtesy of a US Americana singer-songwriter with nearly fifty years of experience in the music industry…
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I-LOVE-MCR

28/05/2017

The Week In Review (22 – 28 May)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our SongsOfTheWeek playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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