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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.

Sunny Ozell

25/08/2015

Introducing… Sunny Ozell

The classically trained singer found her voice performing in clubs around New York and also found her husband, Patrick Stewart…
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Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2015

21/08/2015

Songwriting Magazine goes fourth

Issue four of our app is out there, featuring Everything Everything, Richard Thompson, Katzenjammer, Miles Hunt, Chas Hodges and more……
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Mike Scott

20/08/2015

Sodajerker presents… Mike Scott

The podcasting duo Sodajerker have struck gold once again with the ever evolving and consistently challenging Scottish songwriter Mike Scott…
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Joan Armatrading, Cambridge Folk Festival

18/08/2015

Live review: Cambridge Folk Festival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

Songwriting saunters along to Cherry Hinton Hall for one of the friendliest festivals, featuring a wide array of folk talent…
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Frank Turner

14/08/2015

Interview: Frank Turner

The post-hardcore singer turned folk troubadour explains his approach to songwriting and evolution from cult status to an arena filler…
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10/08/2015

Interview: Paul Smith

Ahead of the release of his latest album, Maximo Park’s singer talks about his new songs and career to date…
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The Deslondes

05/08/2015

Introducing… The Deslondes

The Deslondes are a five-piece who blend styles from folk to blues to create a sound all of their own…
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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 ’15)

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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