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Jimmy Webb

16/12/2017

Roundhouse is back ‘In The Round’

The London venue’s series of intimate shows returns with another eclectic mix of artists, including Jimmy Webb and Beth Orton…
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WWP Songwriting Miami

11/12/2017

Wounded Warrior Project veterans get creative

Army veterans attended a singer-songwriter Elsten Torres’ ‘Songwriting For Life’ workshop at a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) event in Miami…
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Independent Venue Week

23/11/2017

Independent Venue Week returns for fifth year

IVW, the seven-day celebration of small music venues around the UK, is back for another year involving over 160 locations…
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BBC Music Introducing... Amplify

23/10/2017

Live review: Amplify, ExCel London (6-8 Oct 2017)

Our columnist Lisa Redford reports back from BBC Music’s recent inaugural event for musicians hoping to break into the industry…
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Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

07/10/2017

Behind the scenes: Feed The Fire songwriting retreat

Reporting back from a creative weekend at a country house in Somerset, with thoughts from the organiser, coach and participants…
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Miranda Lambert

04/09/2017

2017 CMA Awards nominees announced

Miranda Lambert tops the list of finalists with five nominations, followed by Little Big Town and Keith Urban with four…
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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

16/08/2017

Manchester Arena to reopen with benefit gig

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Courteeners and Blossoms are among the acts welcoming back live entertainment fans to the venue…
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2017 Mercury Prize

27/07/2017

2017 Mercury Prize shortlist revealed

The dozen albums in the running for this year’s accolade are announced ahead of the winner being awarded in September…
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Maverick Festival. Photo: Michael Kingston

23/07/2017

Live review: Maverick Festival 2017 10th Anniversary (30 Jun – 2 Jul ’17)

Our regular columnist Lisa Redford took in the outstanding musicianship provided at this year’s celebration of Americana and roots music…
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Skin: Skunk Anansie singer

23/07/2017

Live review: Skunk Anansie at O2 Academy Bristol (25 May ’17)

We took in an evening with the veteran alt-rockers, as they performed a brilliant and triumphant set at our local…
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Rag’n’Bone Man

03/07/2017

Rag’n’Bone Man announces ‘Overproof’ tour

The ‘Human’ hit songwriter also known as Rory Graham confirms seven live dates across the UK and Ireland this November…
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Spotify

26/06/2017

Spotify’s Secret Genius celebrates songwriters

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

22/06/2017

Kids label joins National Unplugging Day

Record label for children, Zeamu Music, supports annual campaign asking British families to switch off their electronic devices this Sunday…
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Julie Menin and David Israelite

15/06/2017

NYC mayor proclaims Songwriter Week

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

19/05/2017

Ivor Novello Awards 2017 winners revealed

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

17/05/2017

Discover London with ReverbNation & Songwriting (27 April 2017)

We report back from the first in a monthly series of emerging artist concerts taking place in the UK’s capital…
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Yamaha Music London building

11/05/2017

Yamaha to open Learning Lab

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

04/05/2017

2017’s Make Music Day UK announced

The annual free celebration of music will take place throughout the country on Wednesday 21 June and everyone is invited…
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ReverbNation Discover London flyer

26/04/2017

Discovering London’s songwriting talent

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

20/04/2017

Nominations announced for The Ivors 2017

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