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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.

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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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Justin Townes Earle

11/12/2014

Interview: Justin Townes Earle

The country artist talks about his seventh album and how we still shouldn’t expect to hear happiness in his music…
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Kerri Watt

09/12/2014

Introducing… Kerri Watt

A Scottish rock-pop singer-songwriter shaped by a year in California, listening to Michael Jackson records and touring with Marti Pellow…
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28/11/2014

Introducing… C Duncan

A Scottish singer-songwriter who embraces classical, folk, pop and electronic influences to create a gentle sound all of his own…
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24/11/2014

ReverbNation contest winner #13: Chris Puckett

This month’s winner of our regular songwriting competition with ReverbNation is a Californian who blends rock and pop with ease……
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Joan Armatrading

22/11/2014

Sodajerker presents… Joan Armatrading

Our podcasting friends over at Sodajerker once again speak to a songwriter who’s dedicated their entire life to their craft…
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Lisa Redford

19/11/2014

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own……
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Kate Dimbleby

17/11/2014

Interview: Kate Dimbleby

‘One of the most versatile singers on the jazz/blues circuit’ – daughter of broadcaster David Dimbleby discusses inspiration, improvisation and…
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10/11/2014

Profile: Dublin Studio Hub

Is your demo lacking the professional touch it needs? Then Dublin Studio Hub could be the online solution for you!…
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Rob Birch, Stereo MCs

06/11/2014

Interview: Rob Birch (Stereo MCs)

Songwriting meets the frontman of a legendary British band whose entire 25-year output has just been reissued in boxset form……
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Jess And The Bandits

01/11/2014

Introducing… Jess And The Bandits

We meet Jessica Clemmons and discover how the Texan came to the UK, supported Boyzone and joined her Nashville Bandits…
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Cammie Robinson

29/10/2014

ReverbNation contest winner #12: Cammie Robinson

The latest winner of our songwriting competition with musicians network ReverbNation is a self-producing, self-taught female singer-songwriter from West Yorkshire…
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KT Tunstall

16/10/2014

Sodajerker presents… KT Tunstall

With autumn rolling in, Sodajerker sit down and talk songwriting with one of the most recognisable songwriters of the noughties…
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15/10/2014

Introducing… Ben Cooling

A Bristolian singer-songwriter who’s got a fierce way with an acoustic, and a vocal maturity that belies his 24 years……
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Wayne Hussey

11/10/2014

Interview: Wayne Hussey

With the gothic rock veteran’s new solo album just released, Songwriting catches up with him in his birthplace of Bristol…
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