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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.

InCrest band photo – ReverbNation Songwriting competition winners

21/01/2015

ReverbNation Songwriting contest winner #14: InCrest

Kicking off the 2015 winner’s podium of our hallowed ReverbNation songwriting competition is a three piece grunge band from Copenhagen…
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Ruth Moody

13/01/2015

Interview: Ruth Moody

We get to know the two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Canada who’s a featured vocalist for Dire Straits’ Mark…
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Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich

08/01/2015

Sodajerker presents… Jeff Barry

The songwriter talks about penning his many hits and working with Brill Building collaborators like Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector…
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An insider's guide to sync

02/01/2015

An insider’s guide to music synchronisation

Creating music for ‘sync’ has become an increasingly important option for songwriters. We asked an industry expert how it works.…
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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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