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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.

Todd Rundgren

21/04/2017

Interview: Todd Rundgren

With an album of collaborations on the way, we catch up with the iconic recording artist, producer and musical innovator…
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Mike Rutherford

18/04/2017

Interview: Mike Rutherford

The main man behind Mike + The Mechanics and co-founding member of Genesis talks about his successful collaborative songwriting process…
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10/04/2017

Interview: Dominick Martin, AKA Calibre

How a ‘superstar DJ’ from the world of drum & bass is now embracing the art and craft of songwriting…
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Funnel Music - Songwriting Live

31/03/2017

Funnel Music/Songwriting Live at The Square, Bristol (1 March 2017)

Swanky Clifton members-only bar The Square opened its doors for this intimate gig showcasing songwriting talent from across the southwest…
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Warhaus

29/03/2017

Interview: Warhaus

We speak with Maarten Devoldere about his solo recording project Warhaus and his time spent fronting Belgian rock band Balthazar…
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Stone Foundation

26/03/2017

Interview: Stone Foundation’s Neil Jones

We chat to the Midlands singer and songwriter about working with Paul Weller on the mod-influenced band’s soulful new album…
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Piano keys

19/03/2017

10 tips for getting started as a songwriter

ACM’s Ivor Novello-winning songwriting tutor goes back to basics with advice for anyone wanting to get their creative juices flowing…
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The Mavericks. Photo: David McClister

10/03/2017

Interview: The Mavericks’ Raul Malo

With a new album on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to check in with The Mavericks’ songwriter and frontman…
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The Tuts

05/03/2017

Introducing… The Tuts

Archaic and free-spoken: the punk-pop trio storming the DIY scene. But this is just the beginning of their beckoning career…
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Rebecca Ferguson

28/02/2017

Interview: Rebecca Ferguson

The X Factor runner-up who went on to co-write her record-breaking debut and another three albums, tells her songwriting story…
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Ailbhe Reddy

11/02/2017

Introducing… Ailbhe Reddy

Getting to know a songwriter from Dublin whose captivating blend of indie-folk music is filled with honesty and universal appeal…
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Abbey Road Studios

07/02/2017

Get that Abbey Road sound!

A range of software and hardware products help you capture some of that Studio 1 magic in your own recordings…
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The Blue Aeroplanes

05/02/2017

Interview: The Blue Aeroplanes’ Gerard Langley

BIMM’s head of songwriting and speak-singing leader of Bristol’s enduring art rock band talks about the 80s, poetry and stagecraft…
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17 for 2017

31/01/2017

17 for 2017: new songwriting talent

You didn’t think we’d forget? We’re here with another roll-call for success, excess and distress with our 17 for 2017…
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Tom Odell

29/01/2017

Sodajerker presents… Tom Odell

Our perennial songwriting podcasters meet their youngest guest yet, in the form of an Ivor Novello-winning, piano-fuelled songwriter from Chichester…
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Sarah Darling

22/01/2017

Interview: Sarah Darling

On the eve of her latest album release, we catch up with a country singer-songwriter who is chasing her dreams…
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Dave Mason by Chris Jensen

17/01/2017

How I wrote ‘Feelin’ Alright?’ by Traffic’s Dave Mason

The guitarist, sitar-player and songwriter behind this frequently covered two-chord classic, talks about the song’s willful simplicity and enduring popularity…
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Robyn Hitchcock

09/01/2017

Sodajerker presents… Robyn Hitchcock

In the latest episode of the podcast, their guest unpicks an array of Hitchcockian classics in his own inimitable style…
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Best Of 2016

31/12/2016

Best Of 2016

As a brand new year beckons, we look back at the singers, songs and songwriters that made 2016 their own…
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Emiliana Torrini

27/12/2016

Interview: Emiliana Torrini

The Icelandic musician talks about her new album with The Colorist Orchestra and the exciting journey that led her there…
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