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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.

Ian Broudie

18/05/2017

Interview: Ian Broudie

Ahead of his summer performances, the creative power behind The Lightning Seeds chats to us about his career in music…
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Robbie Robertson

14/05/2017

Sodajerker presents… Robbie Robertson

The returning podcasters Simon and Brian interview a truly legendary Canadian songwriter, whose music with The Band helped create Americana……
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Nick Ellis

11/05/2017

Interview: Nick Ellis

This Liverpool-based songwriter discusses how the unique location his debut album was recorded in profoundly influenced the haunting final outcome…
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Liverpool Empire Theatre

06/05/2017

Songs In The Key Of… Liverpool

The founder of Mellowtone Records leads us around Liverpool by choosing a dozen of his favourite songs from the city…
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Robert Cray

04/05/2017

Interview: Robert Cray

The five-time Grammy winning blues guitarist talks to us about telling stories with his music and songwriting in the kitchen…
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ReverbNation Competition…Runners-Up

02/05/2017

ReverbNation Songwriting Competition… Runners-up

Our magazine presented the best. Now we’re giving you the finest of the rest, as we profile the five runners-up…
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Emmy The Great

28/04/2017

Interview: Emmy The Great

We spoke to one of folk’s stars and she revealed the most important quality that a songwriter requires to succeed…
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Starling

26/04/2017

Introducing… Starling

We introduce a young artist that is using her brooding pop confessionals to document the many challenges of modern life…
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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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