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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.

Elliott.Smith.Either-Or.Turns.20

26/02/2017

The Week In Review (20-26 Feb)

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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Mitchell D120 and D120S12E acoustic guitars

25/02/2017

Mitchell unveils next-generation 120 Series acoustics

The US guitar brand’s new line of steel-string acoustic and acoustic-electric instruments presents seven new models and two complete packs…
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Stormzy-Live-Topless

24/02/2017

Stormzy releases emotional debut album

The UK grime artist’s eagerly-awaited debut album finally sees the light of day, receiving support from peers and critics alike…
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Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

23/02/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (17 Feb-4 Mar 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…
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David Bowie

22/02/2017

2017 BRIT Awards celebrates late stars

Bowie is posthumously awarded two gongs and George Michael is saluted, while Beyoncé, Little Mix and Rag’n’Bone Man also won…
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The WizBangs

21/02/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘I’d Like to Be Lazy With You’ by The WizBangs

Today’s exclusive’s from a band we’re sure you’re already familiar with and one you’ll be delighted to hear from again…
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Lana Del Rey

20/02/2017

Lana Del Rey is back, with LOVE

The sultry New Yorker singer-songwriter returns, announcing the release of her new single ‘LOVE’ and confirming plans for fifth album…
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Monopoly.Thimble

19/02/2017

The Week In Review (13 -19 Feb)

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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Mick.Jagger.Lips

18/02/2017

Mick Jagger: Lost autobiography revealed

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones has refused to have his long-lost memoirs published, as he can’t remember writing them…
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Paul Epworth Producer Of The Year MPG Awards 2017

17/02/2017

Music Producers Guild Awards winners declared

It’s a fourth major win for producer and songwriter Paul Epworth, while David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti wins two categories…
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Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray and Cutlass

16/02/2017

Ernie Ball refreshes StingRay and Cutlass models

Newly updated guitars combine original Music Man designs first introduced in the 1970s with modern Ernie Ball engineering and features…
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Migos 'CULTURE' album artwork

15/02/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (10-18 Feb 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…
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14/02/2017

Notorious B.I.G. to be the subject of new documentary

Legendary rapper to have his life committed to screen again, in a documentary being made in collaboration with his mother…
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Adele

13/02/2017

Adele says ‘Hello’ to five more Grammys

The 59th iteration of ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ is the Londoner’s crowning moment again providing another five awards for the collection…
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Easter-EggS

12/02/2017

The Week In Review (6 -12 Feb)

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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Aretha.Franklin.Retires.

11/02/2017

Soul Legend Aretha Franklin to retire

The Queen of Soul has announced her retirement from music to spend time with family, but promises one last album…
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Lauren Aquilina

10/02/2017

ICMP holds new Songwriters’ Circles

February’s masterclass at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance kicked off a series of regular songwriting events, with Lauren Aquilina next…
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The xx. Photo: Laura Coulson

09/02/2017

Bestival confirms headliners and new site

The xx, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys will top the bill at the 2017 festival’s new home…
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Stormzy-Live-Topless

07/02/2017

Stormzy announces spring UK & Ireland tour

Much-loved UK grime star confirms that he will be heading out on a 16 date arena tour starting this March…
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Taylor Swift

06/02/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (3-11 Feb 2017)

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…
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