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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.

Meh

28/07/2015

Sodajerker presents… Meshell Ndegeocello

Team Sodajerker meet an inspirational songwriter with 11 albums, 10 Grammy nominations and a 20+ year career under her belt…
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Owl City / Adam Young

23/07/2015

Interview: Owl City

Minnesotan singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Young explains his approach when creating Owl City’s nature-inspired brand of melodic electronica…
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Lisa Redford

16/07/2015

Lisa Redford: Crowdfunding

After a few months’ break, our regular columnist Lisa is back, and sharing some thoughts on crowdfunding your next release…
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Mike Batt

15/07/2015

Interview: Mike Batt

The man behind The Wombles’ chart success, the writing of Art Garfunkel’s ‘Bright Eyes’ and the discovery of Katie Melua…
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Beto Cuevas

09/07/2015

Interview: Beto Cuevas

The frontman of La Ley, and successful solo artist, discusses his career in music and writing songs in his car…
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07/07/2015

Songwriting goes to Nashville

On a recent trip to the US, Songwriting got to spend some time in the home of c0untry music, Nashville…
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Kye Fleming

04/07/2015

Interview: Kye Fleming

The award-winning Nashville songwriter for legends like Tina Turner, Bette Midler and Willie Nelson talks about her life in music…
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Lifehouse

30/06/2015

Interview: Lifehouse’s Jason Wade

The LA rock band’s frontman and songwriter reflects on their meteoric rise, musical evolution and keeping the creative spark alive…
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25/06/2015

Sodajerker presents… Gilbert O’Sullivan

Our friends at Sodajerker return! This time around, they speak to a songwriter who’s topped the singles charts six times…
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24/06/2015

Introducing… Zoe Bestel

Just 17, this Scottish singer-songwriter has already proved a huge success at the Cambridge Folk Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe…
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Ben Montague

21/06/2015

Interview: Ben Montague

The London-based singer-songwriter talks about writing with pop’s top collaborators, starting The North American Guitar company and bumping into ex-girlfriends…
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12/06/2015

Live review: Bearded Theory festival, Derbyshire, 22-24 May 2015

Songwriting takes a trip to the Derbyshire countryside to enjoy a weekend of ‘heritage’ alt-rock and a lot more besides……
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09/06/2015

Sodajerker presents… Stuart Murdoch

Sodajerker serve you up a real treat, as they speak to one of the most acclaimed songwriters of recent years…
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09/06/2015

Introducing… This Human Condition

With their debut full-length coming soon, Songwriting meets a UK synthpop duo whose lyrics go a little deeper than most…
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James 'JHart' Abrahart

31/05/2015

Interview: James ‘JHart’ Abrahart

British multi-platinum selling songwriter-producer, JHart talks about writing for pop megastars and revealing his trade secrets through Global Image Music…
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Stock Aitken Waterman

25/05/2015

Interview: Pete Waterman

The British songwriter-producer of 80s hit factory Stock Aitken Waterman and candid Pop Idol judge, shares his story and advice…
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Adam Duritz

19/05/2015

Sodajerker presents… Adam Duritz

Our podcasting pals reach their 70th episode, interviewing the lyrically gifted singer and songwriter of US alt-rock band Counting Crows…
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14/05/2015

Interview: Suzanne Vega

Songwriting meets a true giant among modern songwriters as she prepares for a tour marking 30 years in the game…
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Jessica Hernandez

12/05/2015

Introducing… Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

Jessica Hernandez and her gang of fellow Detroiters, The Deltas are a delightful blend of punk spirit and accessible songwriting…
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Sam Genders

02/05/2015

Interview: Sam Genders

The creative force behind Diagrams, and former Tunng frontman, discusses the many ways he makes a living as a songwriter…
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