The Album That Changed Everything

The Album That Changed Everything (Summer 2018)

September 25, 2018 in Interviews, Music, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

A choice selection of our recent interviewees reveal the seminal albums that have inspired them the most over the years…

Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Phillips

Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Phillips

September 23, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

The topliner plots a few busy weeks, taking in London and LA, and judging an Ivor Novello along the way…

Discover: Grunge

Discover: Grunge

September 20, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Damien Girling guides us through the Seattle-born guitar scene of the early 90s and shows how its influence lives on…

Unsung: Roger Cook

Unsung: Roger Cook

September 18, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

In the first of a new feature, we shine a light on a Bristolian who made Nashville his stomping ground…

How I wrote 'JCB' by Nizlopi

How I wrote ‘JCB’ by Nizlopi’s Luke Concannon

September 16, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

We learn all about the effortless birth of the quirky, million-selling No 1 single about Luke’s digger-driving dad ‘Bruce Lee’…

Ali Tamposi in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Tips From The Topliner: Ali Tamposi

September 14, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018, Tips & Techniques

The impressive, behind-the-scenes songwriter for the likes of One Direction, Kelly Clarkson and Beyoncé shares her advice for successful co-writing…

How I wrote Whitney Houston's 'Run To You' in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

How I wrote Whitney Houston’s ‘Run To You’ by Jud Friedman & Allan Rich

September 10, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

How one of the lucky few original songs to appear on ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack was inspired by a real break-up…

Travis' Fran Healy

Interview: Travis’ Fran Healy

September 9, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

The Scottish group’s frontman and talismanic songwriter talks about telling the truth, being “the shittest” and making ‘The Man Who’…

Graham Nash in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Interview: Graham Nash

September 7, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Having spent much of his life in two of the world’s biggest bands, he’s enjoying some time on his own…

Janis Ian

Interview: Janis Ian

September 3, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Between the songs: the iconic NYC-born songwriter reflects on a five-album run which is up there with the very best…

Chvrches in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Interview: Chvrches

August 29, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Scotland’s synth-pop gods, Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty and Iain Cook, are on the cusp of becoming the UK’s biggest band…