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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.

Dave Mason by Chris Jensen

17/01/2017

How I wrote ‘Feelin’ Alright?’ by Traffic’s Dave Mason

The guitarist, sitar-player and songwriter behind this frequently covered two-chord classic, talks about the song’s willful simplicity and enduring popularity…
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Robyn Hitchcock

09/01/2017

Sodajerker presents… Robyn Hitchcock

In the latest episode of the podcast, their guest unpicks an array of Hitchcockian classics in his own inimitable style…
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Best Of 2016

31/12/2016

Best Of 2016

As a brand new year beckons, we look back at the singers, songs and songwriters that made 2016 their own…
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Emiliana Torrini

27/12/2016

Interview: Emiliana Torrini

The Icelandic musician talks about her new album with The Colorist Orchestra and the exciting journey that led her there…
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Saint Sister

24/12/2016

Introducing… Saint Sister

We get to know an Irish duo that have the talent and tunes needed to a make a big impression…
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ACM Christmas song

22/12/2016

What is your favourite Christmas song?

ACM was visited by several wise songwriters and asked for their pick of festive track and their New Year’s resolution…
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Dropkick Murphys' Al Barr

17/12/2016

Interview: Dropkick Murphys’ Al Barr

We caught up with the vocalist of Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys as they prepare to release arguably their strongest record…
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Tony Mortimer

15/12/2016

How I wrote ‘Stay Another Day’ by East 17’s Tony Mortimer

The songwriter and former East 17 member recalls the deeply personal tragedy behind his band’s unlikely and enduring Christmas smash…
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Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones

10/12/2016

Sodajerker presents… Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones

Our favourite podcasting duo spoke with a superb songwriting pair who came together after years working separately as solo artists…
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Marcus Corbett

04/12/2016

Interview: Marcus Corbett

We catch up with a songwriter whose distinct style merges western acoustics with Indian Classical music to create something unique…
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Berlin

27/11/2016

Songs In The Key Of… Berlin

Soulful songwriting Berliner Cleo T takes us on a musical journey in selecting 10 tracks inspired by the German capital…
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Todd Alsup

21/11/2016

Interview: Todd Alsup

The New York-based pop/soul sensation steps away from the piano to talk about his life, work and third studio album…
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UB40's Ali Campbell

18/11/2016

Interview: UB40’s Ali Campbell

The UB40 frontman on the band’s new acoustic album and how they’ve invented a new subgenre they’re calling ‘cuddly reggae’…
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Kevin Godley

17/11/2016

Sodajerker presents… Kevin Godley

The 10cc and Godley & Creme man discusses his varied career to date, and why songwriting is like sculpting air…
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Rich Mayor

13/11/2016

Introducing… Rich Mayor

Leaving his twenties behind, inspired this talented Portsmouth songwriter to record a debut album and focus on the next chapter…
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05/11/2016

Songwriting tips: The introverted songwriter’s guide to co-writing

We get five practical nuggets of advice for the less outgoing of songwriters out there, from SongwriterLink’s founder Lisa Occhino…
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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

30/10/2016

Interview: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

Ahead of the release of a new documentary about him, we catch up with the legendary alt-country songwriter Will Oldham…
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Dan Layus

28/10/2016

Interview: Dan Layus

Having left Augustana behind, this alt-country star has rekindled his love of songwriting and is ready to own his name…
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The Wolfhounds

22/10/2016

Interview: The Wolfhounds

As the 80s indie heroes return with their first ‘proper’ studio album in 26 years, Songwriting meets frontman Dave Callahan…
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Shama Rahman

18/10/2016

Interview: Shama Rahman

Songwriting meets a neuroscientist who also just happens to craft her own unique, transfixing blend of eastern and western music…
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