Song Deconstructed: ‘Untie The Ropes’ by Komraus

February 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

The London-based cinematic electronic outfit’s singer and songwriter, Sara Rioja, explains how their debut album’s title track came to be…

Marlene Oak

Introducing… Marlene Oak

February 13, 2019 in Features, Interviews

The Swedish folk-blues singer-songwriter looks set to impress everyone with her luscious vocals and standout productions on her new EP…

SK Shlomo

SK Shlomo’s 10 lessons learnt from a decade of collaboration

February 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The world-record-breaking beatboxer shares advice on creativity and mental health from Björk, Damon Albarn, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz and more…

Henry Binns

Interview: Henry Binns

February 5, 2019 in Features, Interviews

We get to know the English producer, remixer, engineer, songwriter and musician behind ambient electronic duos Zero 7 and Equador…

Cassadee Pope

Interview: Cassadee Pope

February 1, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Former lead singer of rock band Hey Monday and 2012 ‘The Voice’ winner talks about her revealing new country album…

Fredfades & Jawn Rice

Songs In The Key Of… Oslo

January 24, 2019 in Features, Interviews

Norwegian super producers Fredfades & Jawn Rice take us on an electronica and electro-infused musical journey through their capital city…

Mozes And The Firstborn

Song Deconstructed: ‘If I’ by Mozes And The Firstborn

January 18, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

In the first of a new feature, we pick a new track and ask the songwriter to reveal the recipe…

Equador's Bo Bruce

Interview: Bo Bruce

January 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews

From runner-up of The Voice UK in 2012 to becoming one-half of Equador with Henry Binns, the singer-songwriter reveals all…

Iris Gold

Songs In The Key Of… Copenhagen

January 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

Danish-Jamaican songstress Iris Gold plots a journey through a diverse collection of music from Denmark’s capital, including some tribal opera…

Gabrielle 'Dreams' cover

How I wrote ‘Dreams’ by Gabrielle

December 28, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Learn about one of the 90s’ biggest pop smashes and the highest charting debut single by a female solo act…

Corey Taylor

Interview: Corey Taylor

December 12, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

Our cover star was one of rock and metal’s shining stars – the head honcho of Slipknot and Stone Sour…

Opeth

Interview: Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt

December 9, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

God of extreme prog metal: not just one of the most highly acclaimed songwriters of his genre, a true legend…

Vagabon

Interview: Vagabon

December 7, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

Infinite songwriting wisdom: at the end of last year we highlighted the brilliant Laetitia ‘Vagabon’ Tamko as a breakthrough artist…

DeVotchKa. Pic: Jen Rosenstein

Interview: DeVotchKa’s Nick Urata

December 5, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The Colorado-based quartet’s frontman talks about making their cinematic indie music and scoring award-winning movies ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Paddington’…

John J Presley

Songs In The Key Of… Alternative Blues

December 4, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Music

Electric bluesman from Birmingham, John J Presley, shares a selection of alt-blues tracks and explains how they have influenced him…

Ask The Experts - Paul Gray

Ask The Experts: Paul Gray of the MU

November 30, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017, Tips & Techniques

We put some frequently-asked questions on royalty splits and songwriters’ rights to The Damned bassist and Musicians’ Union regional officer…

How I wrote 'MMMBop' by Hanson

How I wrote ‘MMMBop’ by Hanson

November 27, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

Isaac Hanson, the eldest of the sibling trio, tells the story of his group’s chart-topping blockbuster with the super-catchy chorus…

Boogie Wonderland

How I wrote ‘Boogie Wonderland’ by Allee Willis

November 25, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

The disco classic from Earth, Wind & Fire might have sounded very different if it wasn’t for Allee Willis’ insistence…

RuthAnne

RuthAnne’s 10 tips on transitioning from songwriter to artist

November 23, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

This successful Irish songwriter is making her move for solo stardom. Here are her tips on how to change lane…

Shy Cookie

Songs In The Key Of… UK Garage

November 23, 2018 in Features, Interviews

DJ and producer Shy Cookie takes on a journey through a genre which dominated the charts of the late 90s…

Frank Turner's Songwriting Survival Kit

Frank Turner’s Songwriting Survival Kit

November 22, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

From his beloved Gibson acoustic to his Clive James books, these are things that the folk singer-songwriter can’t do without…

Cass Lowe

Interview: Cass Lowe

November 21, 2018 in Features, Interviews

After working with everyone from Take That to Rudimental, the acclaimed songwriter-producer shares his insight into successful modern pop co-writing…