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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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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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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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25/04/2015

Introducing… Blair Dunlop

Youthful English songwriter Blair Dunlop is faithful to the art of storytelling that has defined folk since its very beginning…
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22/04/2015

Sodajerker presents… Josh Rouse

The Sodajerker boys talk to Josh Rouse, critically acclaimed purveyor of introspective Americana, and discover he’s a closet Cure fan…
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Miranda Cooper

09/04/2015

Sodajerker presents… Miranda Cooper

This month Sodajerker sit down with Miranda Cooper, a key member of the smash hit songwriting and production team Xenomania…
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David Arnold

08/04/2015

Interview: David Arnold

The acclaimed composer of James Bond soundtracks, film scores and TV themes, shares movie songwriting insights and inspiring advice he…
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30/03/2015

Interview: Sophie Hunger

The Swiss jazz-pop singer-songwriter reveals a talent for palatial flat-hunting, songwriting on the move and an alternative career in waitressing…
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