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The latest goings-on in the world of songwriting and music

Here’s a round-up of the latest songwriting news stories from the past month. To view an archive of all the previous articles visit our Songwriting News Archive.

Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent signature guitar

28/08/2015

Ernie Ball St Vincent signature guitar revealed

St. Vincent debuts her new Ernie Ball Music Man electric guitar onstage with Taylor Swift and Beck in Los Angeles…
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The Winter Brave

27/08/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Taken (Acoustic)’ by The Winter Brave

The Dave Grohl-hyped US indie/garage-rock duo showcase their gentler side in this week’s new video exclusive here at Songwriting magazine…
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Van Morrison

26/08/2015

Van Morrison albums to get digital release

Sony Music has acquired the rights to Van Morrison’s vast back catalogue, and plans digital releases plus Deluxe Edition reissues…
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AIR Music Technology Mini Grand and DB-33 Tonewheel Organ

25/08/2015

New virtual keyboards arrive by Air

AIR Music Technology announces the arrival of two keyboard software composition suites: the DB-33 Tonewheel Organ and Mini Grand Piano…
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Dolly Parton

24/08/2015

Dolly Parton movie coming to US TV

‘Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors’, a “family-oriented, faith-based story”, will air on the NBC network at 9-11pm on 10…
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Morrissey

23/08/2015

Morrissey to release his debut novel this September

Morrissey has delighted his fans by announcing that he will release his long-awaited debut novel through Penguin Books this September…
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PRS Guitars SE models

22/08/2015

PRS Guitars adds two new 22-fret SE models

Paul Reed Smith announces the SE Custom 22 and semi-hollow version that both sport a maple top with mahogany back…
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Sound Magic iVoiceLord

21/08/2015

Introducing the Lord of the voice

China-based Sound Magic announces the iVoiceLord, an HTML5 app controlled intelligent microphone that includes a Vocalist VST plugin with effects…
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Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2015

21/08/2015

Songwriting Magazine goes fourth

Issue four of our app is out there, featuring Everything Everything, Richard Thompson, Katzenjammer, Miles Hunt, Chas Hodges and more……
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EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Only Love I Know’ by Pete Lanctot and The Stray Dogs

20/08/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Only Love I Know’ by Pete Lanctot And The Stray Dogs

You’ll discover folk’s a little bit country this Thursday, when you hear ‘The Only Love I Know’ feat. Danni Nicholls…
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Chvrches

19/08/2015

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry hits back at misogynistic abuse

Having been subjected to a stream of online misogynistic abuse, Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry strikes back at the internet trolls…
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Marissa Guzman

18/08/2015

World Wide Music Contest announces winning entries

WorldWideMusicContest.com (WWMC), a site made for unsigned musicians from across the globe, unveils the winners of its first songwriting competition…
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Foals

17/08/2015

Foals to tour the UK this November

Indie-rock quintet Foals have announced that they will embark on a UK tour this autumn to support their fourth album…
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Audio-Technica AT2020USBi microphone

16/08/2015

The AT2020 mic goes digital

Audio-Technica releases the AT2020USBi cardioid condenser microphone with USB and Lightning connectivity, to digitally capture audio on PC/Mac or iOS…
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M-Audio Code Series keyboards

15/08/2015

M-Audio reveals the Code

25-, 49- and 61-key versions of the Code Series USB-powered controller keyboards become available, featuring velocity-sensitive pads and X/Y pad…
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ACM & Metropolis Studios

14/08/2015

Metropolis Studios champions unsigned artists

The West London recording studio facility joins forces with Academy Of Contemporary Music to launch the talent showcase Metropolis Rising…
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Christie Belanger

13/08/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Sideways’ by Christie Belanger

It’s Thursday which can mean only one thing, an exclusive track brought to you by your very own Songwriting Magazine…
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Kurt Cobain

12/08/2015

Kurt Cobain ‘solo album’ due this November

Following the release of release of the documentary ‘Montage Of Heck’, a Kurt Cobain ‘solo album’ is due this November…
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IK Multimedia iKlip Case

11/08/2015

Is it a stand? Is it a case? No it’s…

iKlip Case from IK Multimedia – a protective case with a built-in, multi-position stand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus…
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Joanna Newsom

10/08/2015

Joanna Newsom releases her first new material in five years

Joanna Newsom has released her first new song in half-a-decade, as well as announcing her first new album since 2010…
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