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Bands @ NAMM 2017

06/08/2016

Want to perform at NAMM 2017?

Bands @ NAMM program gives artists the chance to play one of 150 live performances on one of five stages…
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Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival

16/07/2016

Grammy Award-winning songwriters return to Kentucky

The 7th annual Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival in Henderson, KY will feature shows by more than 30 acclaimed songwriters…
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Syd Barrett

06/07/2016

New Syd Barrett film announced

10 years after his passing, a documentary celebrating the life of Pink Floyd’s songwriter will premiere at Cambridge Film Festival…
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Summer NAMM

23/06/2016

Summer NAMM 2016 gets rocking

Nashville’s annual celebration of gear and music kicks off with performers including The Charlie Daniels Band and Craig Wayne Boyd…
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Gretchen Peters. Pic: Gina Binkley

19/06/2016

Gretchen Peters to share her songwriting secrets

The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee is coming to Scotland’s capital next month to run a two-day songwriting workshop…
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BT carousel

08/06/2016

Live review: Bearded Theory festival (27-29 May ’16)

This overlooked gem on the UK festival circuit impressed again with a host of big alt-rock, indie and reggae names…
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Pro7ect Songwriters Retreat

06/06/2016

Date set for next Pro7ect songwriters retreat

Fourth annual songwriting event in Brighton is confirmed for 2017 with Brand New Heavies producer Andrew Levy already lined up…
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Billy Bragg

27/05/2016

Thumbs up for busking in London

Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Corinne Bailey Rae and Jack Savoretti are among the stars backing the Busk In London Festival…
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Music facility at Monkton Combe school

26/05/2016

Go to bootcamp with Funnel Music

In association with Songwriting Magazine, artist development start-up Funnel Music is running a new three-day residential bootcamp for emerging songwriters…
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SAE Institute LA IMSTA FESTA

09/05/2016

SAE Los Angeles to host IMSTA FESTA 2016

The Institute’s LA campus is the venue for this weekend’s free music technology event, with networking, learning and songwriting competition…
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The Wonder Stuff

06/05/2016

The Gigantic Indie festival returns

The Manchester all-dayer is back for a third year running, featuring The Wonder Stuff, Jesus Jones, BMX Bandits and more…
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The Desert Trip

04/05/2016

Legendary line-up confirmed for Desert Trip

The Stones, Dylan, McCartney, Young, Waters and The Who set to play across one weekend festival in California this October…
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Summer NAMM Music Industry Day

03/05/2016

NAMM announces Music Industry Day

Songwriters, musicians and recording professionals are invited to experience the Summer NAMM trade show in Nashville on Saturday 25 June…
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Dean Friedman

02/05/2016

Dean Friedman to teach songwriting in France

The quirky 70s singer-songwriter will again operate his four-day residential summer workshops, with one-to-one tuition, at a farmhouse in Carcassonne…
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Make Music Day 2016

15/04/2016

Make Music Day 2016 announced

The annual international Fête de la Musique coinciding with the summer solstice, encourages people to experience the pleasure of music-making…
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CMA Songwriters Series: McAnally, Lambert, Monroe and Worsham

15/03/2016

Live review: CMA Songwriters Series at The O2, London (10 March ’16)

A stripped-back and intimate evening with five of country music’s finest songwriters was the perfect showcase for their rich talents…
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Katie Melua. Pic: Josh Shinner

01/03/2016

Katie Melua announces tour with Georgian choir

The singer-songwriter plans a special winter concert series with the 23-piece Gori Women’s Choir – a “completely unique vocal orchestra”…
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Muse

26/02/2016

Muse to headline Glastonbury (again)

Matt Bellamy and co will headline on Friday night, joining Coldplay and PJ Harvey at the top of the bill…
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Brits 2016

25/02/2016

BRIT Awards 2016 takes place

David Bowie honoured, with Coldplay, Björk and James Bay among the winners, but Adele dominates by taking home four awards…
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Isle Of Wight Festival crowd

23/02/2016

Isle of Wight Festival launches ‘Live And Unsigned’ contest

The competition will see British unsigned acts vie to perform on the festival’s main stage alongside Queen, Stereophonics and Faithless…
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