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Interviews, inspiration, songwriting tips and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while our own team of experienced songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. To view an archive of all the previous Songwriting features visit our Songwriting Features section.

Rae Morris

26/02/2015

Interview: Rae Morris

Songwriting spends time with one of 2015’s rising stars and finds an artist who just wants to keep moving forwards…
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24/02/2015

Introducing… Callaghan

This British singer-songwriter is already well known in the US… now it’s time to look at conquering her native land…
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22/02/2015

Interview: Ward Thomas

Songwriting speaks with two of Nashville’s unlikeliest rising stars – a pair of convent school-educated twin sisters from deepest Hampshire…
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Jeff Daniels

18/02/2015

Sodajerker presents… Jeff Daniels

The American actor, singer-songwriter and playwright Jeff Daniels joins our good friends at Sodajerker to talk about his songwriting process…
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11/02/2015

Interview: Cajsa Siik

Songwriting catches up with rising Swedish indie-pop artist Cajsa Siik to discuss influences, emotions, contrasts and the English language ajsa…
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09/02/2015

FAC, Success Express and Songwriting live at The Water Rats

Ed O’Brien, Mark Kelly and a host of new talent were on hand to help reopen this legendary London venue…
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04/02/2015

Win a €1,000 recording package with Dublin Studio Hub

Our Dublin Studio Hub competition offers you the chance to have your music performed, recorded, mixed and mastered professionally ancy…
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15 for 2015: new songwriting talent

27/01/2015

15 for 2015: new songwriting talent

We grab our crystal ball and list the artists that we expect to be here, there and somewhere in 2015…
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21/01/2015

ReverbNation Songwriting contest winner #14: InCrest

Kicking off the 2015 winner’s podium of our hallowed ReverbNation songwriting competition is a three piece grunge band from Copenhagen…
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Ruth Moody

13/01/2015

Interview: Ruth Moody

We get to know the two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Canada who’s a featured vocalist for Dire Straits’ Mark…
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Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich

08/01/2015

Sodajerker presents… Jeff Barry

The songwriter talks about penning his many hits and working with Brill Building collaborators like Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector…
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An insider's guide to sync

02/01/2015

An insider’s guide to music synchronisation

Creating music for ‘sync’ has become an increasingly important option for songwriters. We asked an industry expert how it works.…
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Best of 2014

31/12/2014

Best Of 2014

As the sun sets on another eventful year in music, we consider the songwriters, songs and moments that made 2014…
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Official Christmas Number 1

21/12/2014

50 years of Christmas No 1’s

Celebrating the best – and glossing swiftly over the worst – of 50 years of festive chart-toppers in the UK…
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13/12/2014

Interview: Bernhoft

Hot on the heels of his Grammy nomination for ‘Best R&B Album’, we speak to fast-rising Norwegian soul singer Bernhoft…
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