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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.

The Weeknd

23/05/2016

The Weeknd and Adele clean up at BBMAs

The Canadian songwriter-producer and the all-conquering British female singer both took home a haul of this year’s Billboard Music Awards…
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Tobias The Owl

23/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Wind & The Echo’ by Tobias The Owl

Our first exlusive this week comes from Tobias The Owl, an 11-piece ‘folktronica’ band from the northwest of the USA…
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David Byrne

22/05/2016

David Byrne writes Joan of Arc inspired musical

Former Talking Heads songwriter David Byrne’s second musical takes the story of the French heroine and saint as it’s inspiration…
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Arturia Piano V

21/05/2016

Arturia lifts the lid on Piano V

The French manufacturer delivers a virtual instrument modelling nine different acoustic pianos, including classical upright, concert grand and pop grand…
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Distant Cousins

20/05/2016

USA Songwriting Competition nears closing date

Songwriters vie for a chance to win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as gear…
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Jake Morley

20/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Strange Loop’ by Jake Morley

Our final exclusive this week comes from London singer-songwriter Jake Morley, as he shares his new single with Songwriting readers…
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Adele

19/05/2016

The 2016 Ivor Novello Awards takes place

Adele is once again named Songwriter Of The Year, with Damon Albarn, Jamie Lawson and Villagers also among the winners…
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Larivée East Indian Laurel

18/05/2016

Larrivée harnesses the East Indian laurel

Canadian luthier Larrivée Guitars brings out a run of limited edition acoustic instruments made from an unusual species of tonewood…
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Watching For Foxes

18/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Two Lovers’ by Watching for Foxes

Some indie-folk flavours in our second exclusive of the week, coming to you courtesy of Michigan seven-piece Watching for Foxes…
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Massive Attack

17/05/2016

Massive Attack announce autumn homecoming show

Bristol group will be joined by Primal Scream and Skepta among a host of other artists on Bristol’s Clifton Downs…
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Coheed And Cambria

16/05/2016

Coheed And Cambria coming to the UK

US prog-rockers will make the trip to the other side of the pond for a trio of shows this August…
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Hovey Otis

16/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘An Island Miles Away’ by Hovey Otis

We have some summery guitar pop for you in this week’s Monday exclusive, coming from New York-based singer-songwriter Hovey Otis…
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Misfits

15/05/2016

Misfits’ reformation aided by lawsuit

Band’s original frontman Glenn Danzig will reunite with bass player Jerry Only for a pair of gigs this coming September…
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Fleetwood Mac

14/05/2016

Fleetwood Mac re-issuing ‘Mirage’

The much-loved UK-US rock group’s 13th studio album will receive the deluxe treatment when it is released this coming July…
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IK Multimedia VocaLive 3

13/05/2016

IK Multimedia releases VocaLive 3

An update to the vocal effects and production suite for iPhone/iPad includes Mic Room, 4-track looper and simultaneous multi-track recording…
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Piuma

13/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Beyond The Bubble’ by Piuma

Our final exclusive of the week is this ‘live in the studio’ video from Los Angeles progressive funk-rock band Piuma…
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The Stone Roses 'All For One'

12/05/2016

The Stone Roses return with new single

After keeping fans waiting for over 20 years, the Madchester legends today released a new track titled ‘All For One’…
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Gary Numan

11/05/2016

Gary Numan to embark on Classic Albums tour

The legendary synth-pop songwriter will play hits from three of his most beloved albums on a ten date UK tour…
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Land Lovers try and count their albums.  Pic: Ruth Medjber, ruthlessimagery.com

11/05/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Rooks Have Returned’ by Land Lovers

We’ve got another full album for you to listen to in today’s exclusive, courtesy of Irish indie/dreampop outfit Land Lovers…
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Goo Goo Dolls

10/05/2016

Goo Goo Dolls reveal autumn UK tour

US alt-rockers will be touring the UK for the first time in three years, in support of their new album…
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