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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.

Stock Aitken Waterman

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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Sophie Hunger. Pic: Marikel Lahana

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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25/03/2015

Introducing… Flowers

London-based indie-pop trio Flowers are a band with the potential to jump right to the top of their chosen genre…
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Grant Nicholas

24/03/2015

Interview: Grant Nicholas

Feeder’s Grant Nicholas discusses his solo career, the freedom it affords his songwriting and what it means for his band…
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18/03/2015

Sodajerker presents… Tom Robinson

The podcasting duo Sodajerker secure some time with a national treasure, as they talk songwriting with the brilliant Tom Robinson…
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OOFJ

17/03/2015

Interview: OOFJ

The cinematic electro-pop duo, previously named Orchestra Of Jenno, discuss the merits of long-distance songwriting versus living and creating together…
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Charlie Belle

15/03/2015

Introducing… Charlie Belle

Charlie Belle, hailing from Austin, Texas, are a trio of talented musicians who are about to take SXSW by storm.…
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Tyler Nail

10/03/2015

Interview: Tyler Nail

Songwriting catches up with the talented American folk artist who is currently in the middle of an ambitious recording project…
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Jane Taylor

10/03/2015

Jane Taylor: Finding your lyrics

Struggling with writing your lyrics? Award-winning UK singer-songwriter Jane Taylor shares some useful ideas for getting the creative juices flowing…
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Sondre Lerche

06/03/2015

Sodajerker presents… Sondre Lerche

Our podcasting friends in Liverpool discuss songwriting with a Norwegian pop star who, funnily enough, is a big A-Ha fan……
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Kim Churchill

02/03/2015

Interview: Kim Churchill

Roaming Aussie folk-blues singer and songwriter Kim Churchill talks of non-stop touring, surfing, collaborating and plans for album number six…
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Rae Morris

26/02/2015

Interview: Rae Morris

Songwriting spends time with one of 2015’s rising stars and finds an artist who just wants to keep moving forwards…
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