J R Harbidge

J R Harbidge’s songwriting tips

September 24, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The rocker from the Black Country shares some techniques to help make your melodic ideas and song structures more palatable…

The Beatles

The role of mischief in the Beatles’ songwriting

September 17, 2018 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Author of ‘Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles’, David Rowley, highlights the Fab Four’s mischievousness…

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…

Dave Rotheray

David Rotheray’s 10 tips for songwriting after an extended break

July 19, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The former Beautiful South guitarist offers some advice for any songwriters hoping to return to the craft after a break…

Ed Bell's The Song Foundry

Skype songwriting coaching with Ed Bell

April 30, 2018 in News, Tips & Techniques

Take your skills to the next level, one-on-one, with the professional songwriter, educator and author of ‘The Art Of Songwriting’…

Principles Of Modern Songwriting

Principles Of Modern Songwriting

March 29, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018, Tips & Techniques

Experienced session guitarist Jake Gakovik takes us through the basic elements of song craft: form, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm…

Find Your Truth In Other People's Songs

Find Your Truth In Other People’s Songs

March 29, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018, Tips & Techniques

Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen explains how learning to perform cover versions can help you discover what really matters to you…

How To Come Up With 100 New Song Ideas

How To Come Up With 100 New Song Ideas

March 29, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018, Tips & Techniques

Author of ‘The Art Of Songwriting’ Ed Bell suggests how to decide what to write about and become more prolific…

Christina Martin

Christina Martin’s 10 tips on songwriting, music and life!

March 22, 2018 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The Canadian singer-songwriter extols the virtues of daily routine, following your heart, journaling, wearing blinders, hiring musicians and saying ‘no’…

10 tips for good songwriting mental health

March 5, 2018 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The author of the book ‘Staying Sane In The Music Game’, Brett Leboff, shares some tactics for controlling your head…

Katie Melua

Katie Melua’s 10 top songwriting tips

December 10, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The Georgian-British singer and songwriter shares her advice on lyric writing, the creative process and studious approach to making music…

music synchronisation

Five tips for successful music synchronisation

October 24, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

With more songwriters turning to sync as a creative outlet, this music supervisor gives us a quintet of top tips…

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Five top things an A&R looks for in a songwriter

August 5, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The award-winning and multi-platinum John Dexter of A&R Lab reveals the key ingredients he looks for in a potential songwriter…

black microphone recording

Five recording tips for entering a songwriting contest

June 1, 2017 in Competitions, Tips & Techniques

Here are a handful of useful pointers to help you record your song and produce the best possible competition entry…

Piano keys

10 tips for getting started as a songwriter

March 19, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

ACM’s Ivor Novello-winning songwriting tutor goes back to basics with advice for anyone wanting to get their creative juices flowing…

Songwriting tips: The introverted songwriter’s guide to co-writing

November 5, 2016 in Features, Tips & Techniques

We get five practical nuggets of advice for the less outgoing of songwriters out there, from SongwriterLink’s founder Lisa Occhino…

The Secrets Of Writing A Catchy Memorable Hook

Want to write a catchy, memorable hook?

September 28, 2016 in News, Tips & Techniques

This upcoming 90-minute webinar, presented by SongwriterLink in partnership with Songwriting Magazine, sees author Friedemann Findeisen sharing his hook-writing tips…

Songwriting – capturing song ideas

Songwriting tips: Five ways to capture song ideas

September 12, 2016 in Features, Tips & Techniques

During our interviews, we asked five top songwriters how they capture those magical snippets of melodies, phrases and song titles.…

Songwriting goals for 2016

Three songwriting goals for 2016

February 11, 2016 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Stuck in a creative rut so far this year? James Linderman has some ideas to help you get out of…

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How to maintain the stream of songwriting ideas

November 17, 2015 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Being prolifically creative can be challenging for any songwriter. Here Mylène Besançon offers some tips for keeping the juices flowing…