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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Rod Stewart

31/05/2016

Rod Stewart adds two extra dates to his UK tour

The multi-platinum songwriter will embark on a massive summer and winter tour that takes in 26 dates across the UK…
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Miles East

31/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Saltwater Breeze’ by Miles East

Some yearning Americana for you in this week’s Monday exclusive, coming courtesy of US songwriter and session drummer Miles East…
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

30/05/2016

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds to release new album & film

Seminal Australian alt-rock group will release their first album for three years and it will be accompanied by a film…
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Mark Anthony

28/05/2016

Songwriter says balls to cancer

A London solo artist has decided to donate the proceeds of his next single to the Balls To Cancer charity…
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Billy Bragg

27/05/2016

Thumbs up for busking in London

Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Corinne Bailey Rae and Jack Savoretti are among the stars backing the Busk In London Festival…
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Kid Cupid

27/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Siren’ by Kid Cupid

Tonight’s exclusive video is a synth-laden treat to kick off the weekend and comes courtesy of a youthful London quartet…
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Music facility at Monkton Combe school

26/05/2016

Go to bootcamp with Funnel Music

In association with Songwriting Magazine, artist development start-up Funnel Music is running a new three-day residential bootcamp for emerging songwriters…
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Lauren Adams

25/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Somewhere Else’ by Lauren Adams

This week’s second exclusive comes in video form, as US singer-songwriter Lauren Adams debuts her brand new single ‘Somewhere Else’…
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PRS SE Bernie Marsden guitar

24/05/2016

PRS Guitars announces SE Bernie Marsden final run

Only another 250 of the Whitesnake songwriter’s signature guitar will be made available across Europe, before the model is discontinued…
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The Weeknd

23/05/2016

The Weeknd and Adele clean up at BBMAs

The Canadian songwriter-producer and the all-conquering British female singer both took home a haul of this year’s Billboard Music Awards…
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Tobias The Owl

23/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Wind & The Echo’ by Tobias The Owl

Our first exlusive this week comes from Tobias The Owl, an 11-piece ‘folktronica’ band from the northwest of the USA…
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David Byrne

22/05/2016

David Byrne writes Joan of Arc inspired musical

Former Talking Heads songwriter David Byrne’s second musical takes the story of the French heroine and saint as it’s inspiration…
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Arturia Piano V

21/05/2016

Arturia lifts the lid on Piano V

The French manufacturer delivers a virtual instrument modelling nine different acoustic pianos, including classical upright, concert grand and pop grand…
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Distant Cousins

20/05/2016

USA Songwriting Competition nears closing date

Songwriters vie for a chance to win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as gear…
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Jake Morley

20/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Strange Loop’ by Jake Morley

Our final exclusive this week comes from London singer-songwriter Jake Morley, as he shares his new single with Songwriting readers…
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Adele

19/05/2016

The 2016 Ivor Novello Awards takes place

Adele is once again named Songwriter Of The Year, with Damon Albarn, Jamie Lawson and Villagers also among the winners…
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Larivée East Indian Laurel

18/05/2016

Larrivée harnesses the East Indian laurel

Canadian luthier Larrivée Guitars brings out a run of limited edition acoustic instruments made from an unusual species of tonewood…
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Watching For Foxes

18/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Two Lovers’ by Watching for Foxes

Some indie-folk flavours in our second exclusive of the week, coming to you courtesy of Michigan seven-piece Watching for Foxes…
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Massive Attack

17/05/2016

Massive Attack announce autumn homecoming show

Bristol group will be joined by Primal Scream and Skepta among a host of other artists on Bristol’s Clifton Downs…
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Coheed And Cambria

16/05/2016

Coheed And Cambria coming to the UK

US prog-rockers will make the trip to the other side of the pond for a trio of shows this August…
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Hovey Otis

16/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘An Island Miles Away’ by Hovey Otis

We have some summery guitar pop for you in this week’s Monday exclusive, coming from New York-based singer-songwriter Hovey Otis…
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Misfits

15/05/2016

Misfits’ reformation aided by lawsuit

Band’s original frontman Glenn Danzig will reunite with bass player Jerry Only for a pair of gigs this coming September…
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Fleetwood Mac

14/05/2016

Fleetwood Mac re-issuing ‘Mirage’

The much-loved UK-US rock group’s 13th studio album will receive the deluxe treatment when it is released this coming July…
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IK Multimedia VocaLive 3

13/05/2016

IK Multimedia releases VocaLive 3

An update to the vocal effects and production suite for iPhone/iPad includes Mic Room, 4-track looper and simultaneous multi-track recording…
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