Spotify

Spotify’s Secret Genius celebrates songwriters

June 26, 2017 in Events, News

The digital music service launches awards show, playlists, podcasts and ‘Songshops’ to highlight the contribution songwriters make to the industry… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Zeamu Music

Kids label joins National Unplugging Day

June 22, 2017 in Events, News

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

Julie Menin and David Israelite

NYC mayor proclaims Songwriter Week

June 15, 2017 in Events, News

First citywide celebration of New York’s songwriters will become an annual event, and NMPA credits Yoko Ono as ‘Imagine’ co-writer… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Michael Kiwanuka. Pic: Phil Sharp

Ivor Novello Awards 2017 winners revealed

May 19, 2017 in Events, News

This year’s Ivors were awarded last night in London, honouring the very best of the UK’s songwriting and composing community… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Thomas Ashby

Discover London with ReverbNation & Songwriting (27 April 2017)

May 17, 2017 in Events

We report back from the first in a monthly series of emerging artist concerts taking place in the UK’s capital… Tags: , , , , , ,

Yamaha Music London building

Yamaha to open Learning Lab

May 11, 2017 in Events, Gear, News

Yamaha Music London will be opening its doors for a series of free skill-sharing sessions with workshops, demos and seminars… Tags: , , , ,

Make Music Day

2017’s Make Music Day UK announced

May 4, 2017 in Events, News

The annual free celebration of music will take place throughout the country on Wednesday 21 June and everyone is invited… Tags: , , , , , , ,

ReverbNation Discover London flyer

Discovering London’s songwriting talent

April 26, 2017 in Events, News

ReverbNation and Songwriting Magazine team up to launch a ‘Discover’ monthly emerging artist concert series in the UK’s capital city… Tags: , , , , , ,

Coldplay

Nominations announced for The Ivors 2017

April 20, 2017 in Competitions, Events, News

Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Cave and Skepta are among the songwriters in the running for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Siana – Open Mic UK

Open Mic UK 2017 audition dates released

April 19, 2017 in Competitions, Events, News

The annual music competition that discovered Birdy kicks off with showcase events taking place in 14 regions across the country… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Lori McKenna

2017 ACM Awards winners announced

April 1, 2017 in Events, News

Academy of Country Music will crown the year’s top songwriters and performers tomorrow evening, but some have already been revealed… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Funnel Music - Songwriting Live

Funnel Music/Songwriting Live at The Square, Bristol (1 March 2017)

March 31, 2017 in Events, Features, Songwriting Live

Swanky Clifton members-only bar The Square opened its doors for this intimate gig showcasing songwriting talent from across the southwest… Tags: , , , , , ,

Mary Carewe

ICMP to host vocal recording technique sessions

March 30, 2017 in Events, News

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance will welcome the experienced singer Mary Carewe to run a series of interactive classes… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden back on vinyl and back on the road

March 27, 2017 in Events, News

The British heavy metal band’s last 12 albums get the reissue treatment and The Book Of Souls arena tour continues… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Learn To Play Day

Learn To Play Day 2017 weekend announced

March 18, 2017 in Events, News

Two days of free musical instrument lessons will be taking place at over 120 venues across the UK in June… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Lisa Redford at the AMA Stage

Special report: AmericanaFest UK

March 10, 2017 in Events

Lisa Redford reports on what else, apart from the UK Americana Awards, was going on at AmericanaFest UK this year… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Country Music Week

London’s Country Music Week announced

March 10, 2017 in Events, News

As the Country to Country Festival kicks off, its organisers reveal plans for another series of shows across the capital… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Born In Bristol

Marty Stuart to host premiere at C2C Festival

March 9, 2017 in Events, News

Tennessee superstar will host the UK premiere of the ‘Born In Bristol’ documentary at Country to Country festival this Sunday… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Frank Turner and ACM students in Guildford

Frank Turner’s ACM Masterclass

March 8, 2017 in Events

An Academy of Contemporary Music student reports on a recent talk by the punk-folk songwriter who doesn’t mince his words… Tags: , , ,

David Bowie

2017 BRIT Awards celebrates late stars

February 22, 2017 in Events, News

Bowie is posthumously awarded two gongs and George Michael is saluted, while Beyoncé, Little Mix and Rag’n’Bone Man also won… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,