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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.

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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Ian Hunter

15/10/2016

Interview: Ian Hunter (Part Two)

More on the highs and lows of his post-Mott career, and his relationship with three Micks: Ronson, Ralphs and Jones…
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BC Jean

10/10/2016

Interview: BC Jean

Meet the Californian singer-songwriter who penned Beyoncé’s ‘If I Were A Boy’ and partnered with Mark Ballas as Alexander Jean…
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EZTV by Daniel Topete

08/10/2016

Interview: EZTV’s Ezra Tenenbaum

The NYC frontman and songwriter talks to us about his band’s new album and the collaborators that helped shape it…
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Ian Hunter

06/10/2016

Interview: Ian Hunter (Part One)

In this first half of a bumper Q&A feature, the Mott The Hoople frontman and glam rock legend reveals all…
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Sleeping Gun

05/10/2016

Live Review: Sleeping Gun at The Sebright Arms (23 September’16)

On a murky London eve, these grunge influenced upstarts demonstrated why they’re drumming up a real interest in their music…
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Frank Hamilton

01/10/2016

Interview: Frank Hamilton

First he brought us #OneSongAWeek… and now here comes his debut album proper, ‘Songs To Make Life Slightly Less Awkward’…
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Patterson Hood

27/09/2016

Interview: Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood

We chat to the Southern rock songwriter about the band’s latest politically charged album and the importance of protest songs…
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The Beat's Ranking Roger. Photo: Jim Stokes

24/09/2016

Interview: The Beat’s Ranking Roger

Songwriting meets one of the great survivors from the 2-Tone era, and finds him as enthused by music as ever…
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Beth Orton

20/09/2016

Interview: Beth Orton

We catch up with the distinguished songwriter to ask whether it’s possible to write with a live audience in mind…
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