Semisonic 'Feeling Strangely Fine' album cover

Semisonic celebrates 20th anniversary

September 15, 2018 in Music, News

The Dan Wilson-fronted Minnesota band are set to release a deluxe reissue of their breakthrough 1998 album ‘Feeling Strangely Fine’…

Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

The ISC 2018 deadline is approaching

September 8, 2018 in Competitions, News

International Songwriting Competition is open for entries, offering a chance to win a share of $150,000 in cash and prizes…

Statement Festival 2018 launches

September 2, 2018 in Events, News

World’s first major festival exclusively for women, non-binary and transgender persons took place this week in the city of Gothenburg…

Metallica and While She Sleeps among Heavy Music Awards winners

August 25, 2018 in Events, News

HMA is in its infancy, but they’ve taken big strides to recognise artists and charities that celebrate heavy music subcultures…

Thomas Rhett

2018’s Nashville Songwriter Awards line-up additions revealed

August 17, 2018 in Events, News

Announcement of additional artists being added to the bill likely to draw criticism due to the lack of female performers…

One week left to apply for Anna Meredith residency

August 11, 2018 in Events, News

Generator’s Tipping Point: WeCreate and Brighter Sounds have teamed up with composer Anna Meredith to create a unique residency opportunity…

CMA Songwriters Series returns for second UK tour

August 2, 2018 in Events, News

The annual country music tour brings a mixture of established songwriters and ‘rising stars’ to five UK venues this autumn…

2018 Mercury Prize finalists announced

July 27, 2018 in Competitions, News

Lily Allen, Everything Everything and Wolf Alice are among this year’s award nominees, joined by debutants Novelist and Jorga Smith…

Three products to get the creative juices flowing

July 21, 2018 in News

Here are a few products that can help improve your songwriting skills, aid the creative process and keep costs low…

Frank Skinner and David Baddiel

It’s ‘coming home’ for Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds

July 13, 2018 in News

While the national team inspired a nation, ‘Three Lions’ gets 6.8m audio streams, 5.2m video streams and another No 1…

Bob Marley

The sun is shining for Bob Marley And The Wailers anniversary

July 7, 2018 in Music, News

The band’s classic album ‘Kaya’ gets a 40th birthday makeover, but the message of love and peace remains the same…

Songwriting Summer 2018

Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018 out now

July 6, 2018 in Features, News

Our latest edition features Chvrches, Graham Nash, Janis Ian, Travis, Ali Tamposi, Nizlopi, Roger Cook, Jamie Lawson and much more…

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers becomes chairman of the board

July 4, 2018 in News

The legendary Chic co-founder becomes chair of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and announces first new album in 25 years…

Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains return with new album

June 29, 2018 in News

Seattle rockers return with their first album in five years and the lead single is already a social media success…

Sparks

Sparks team up with Edgar Wright for documentary

June 23, 2018 in News

The Mael brothers and British director Edgar Wright will collaborate on the documentary celebrating the career and music of Sparks…

The new loop synth changing the game

June 17, 2018 in News

Shopping for loops is dull. Arcade delivers playable instruments directly to the plugin. Music production is about to change forever…

Enhancia

Enhancia impresses at music start-up contest

June 9, 2018 in Gear, News

Record number of future tech companies battled it out at Midemlab 2018, attempting to win over judges and attract investment…

Flogging Molly

Tickets go on sale for Fuelling The Fire

June 2, 2018 in Events, News

Line-up and details of this December’s 10-date punk rock showcase are announced, and Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 competition kicks off…

2018 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter Of The Year Ed Sheeran by Mark Allan

Winners of The Ivors 2018 are celebrated

June 1, 2018 in Events, News

Last night saw BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, announce the winning songwriters of the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards…

Chicks With Hits

Chicks With Hits celebrates 20th anniversary

May 26, 2018 in News

Nashville’s all-female publishing collective reflects upon on two decades in the business, supporting over 150 of Music City’s hit songwriters…