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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.

Rag'n'Bone Man

08/12/2016

Rag’n’Bone Man is BRITs Critics’ Choice

Rory Graham gets the annual award ahead of Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa, on the strength of his chart-dominating single ‘Human’…
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Janet Devlin

08/12/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Wake Up It’s Christmas’ by Janet Devlin

Today’s exclusive’s a Christmas song with a twist, as Janet Devlin tackles a subject matter divorced from mistletoe and wine…
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The Weeknd

07/12/2016

US Songwriting Chart – 28 November 2016

Our Hot Hitmakers partnership with Royalty Exchange recognises the top songwriters behind the biggest hits on last week’s Hot 100…
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Paul Weller

06/12/2016

Paul Weller reveals spring 2017 UK tour

The Modfather has announced that he will be embarking on an 11 date UK tour from next March until April…
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IK Multimedia MODO BASS

05/12/2016

IK Multimedia releases MODO BASS

The digital music specialists claim to have produced the first physically modeled electric bass virtual instrument for Mac and PC…
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Michael Bublé

04/12/2016

The Week In Review (28 Nov-4 Dec)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Richard Ashcroft

03/12/2016

Richard Ashcroft announces 2017 UK arena shows

The singer and songwriter will be performing songs from his latest release ‘These People’, his solo albums and The Verve…
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sound-bbc

02/12/2016

BBC reveals Sound Of 2017 Long List

The best of the emerging music talent has been gathered to see who will be the BBC’s Sound Of 2017…
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Tyler Joseph

01/12/2016

US Songwriting Chart – 21 November 2016

Our new Hot Hitmakers partnership with Royalty Exchange recognises the top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Hot 100…
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Jack Carty

01/12/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘This Is What It Feels Like To Die’ by Jack Carty

Tonight’s exclusive’s from an Austrailian songwriter who’s fresh from a summer spent sat atop Australia’s AIR and Select Sales charts…
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Neil Diamond

30/11/2016

Neil Diamond announces 50-year anniversary world tour

Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off in April with shows across North America – Europe and UK dates…
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Frank Ocean

29/11/2016

Frank Ocean to headline Lovebox Festival

‘Nikes’ singer has been confirmed as the first headline act for the 2017 incarnation of the hyped, London-based Lovebox Festival…
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border terrier

27/11/2016

The Week In Review (21-27 Nov)

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…
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Hans Zimmer

26/11/2016

Hans Zimmer to teach film scoring

The Academy Award-winning composer and producer will reveal the secrets to storytelling through music in his first ever online class…
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Jennifer Saran

25/11/2016

Jennifer Saran promotes world peace

Singer-songwriter Jennifer Saran teams up with some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians to raise funds for a global foundation…
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ROLI's Lightpad Block and Noise on iPad

24/11/2016

ROLI unveils Blocks modular music studio

The inventor of the innovative Seaboard and Rise interfaces launches Blocks, a Lego-like music creation system, at Apple Stores worldwide…
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Rich Stephenson

24/11/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Alibi’ by Rich Stephenson

Tonight’s exclusive’s from a songwriter who’s putting in the long hours to make it and is already reaping the rewards…
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Slaves

23/11/2016

PPL and PRS for Music to invest in UK artists

The new partnership will support musicians that apply for funding through two initiatives, including grants to perform at SXSW 2017…
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Coldplay

22/11/2016

Coldplay to release new EP next year

The English rock quartet make announcement that 2017 will see their first EP since 2014s’ ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’…
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Arturia MiniLab MkII

21/11/2016

Arturia announces second gen MiniLab

Grenoble’s gear brand readies MkII model of the petite controller keyboard with 25-note slim-keys and a space-saving, small studio-friendly size…
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