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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.

Richard Hawley

30/06/2015

Eighth Richard Hawley album due in September

Former Longpig and noted solo songwriter Richard Hawley has announced that he will release his eighth studio album this September…
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P J Harvey

29/06/2015

PJ Harvey to be special guest at UK Songwriting Festival

PJ Harvey is confirmed as special guest at this year’s UK Songwriting Festival, to be held at Bath Spa University…
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Mackie FreePlay personal PA

28/06/2015

Get personal with Mackie’s FreePlay PA

Mackie launch a battery-powerable PA with Bluetooth music streaming, four-channel mixer and a control app for iOS and Android devices…
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Syd Barrett

27/06/2015

New Syd Barrett film on its way

The feature-length documentary ‘Have You Got It?’ has been directed by Randy Bogawa and will be released later this year…
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LOW

26/06/2015

Low to release new album this September

Veteran American indie-rockers Low are to release their 11th studio album this year and head out on a mammoth tour…
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Sunday Lane

25/06/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Parliament’ by Sunday Lane

This week’s Thursday track exclusive is a slice of wistful, sunny LA dream-pop from Thick As Thieves singer Sunday Lane…
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Brian Wilson

24/06/2015

Brian Wilson postpones UK tour

Good and bad news for Brian Wilson fans in Britain: the September tour’s off but he’ll be back next year…
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The Submarine

24/06/2015

Make one guitar sound like two

Singer-songwriter, Pete Roe announces worldwide release of a new guitar pickup, The Submarine, that applies doubling effects to two strings…
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The Horrors

22/06/2015

The Horrors’ fifth album will be produced by Paul Epworth

Post-punk group The Horrors have enlisted the services of super-producer Paul Epworth to help them record their upcoming fifth album…
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New Songwriters Workshop

21/06/2015

New online songwriting course launched

The New Songwriters Workshop, taught by UK songwriter Oli Rockberger, gives you access to a series of 10 instructional videos…
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TC Electronic PolyTune Clip

20/06/2015

The world’s first polyphonic clip-on guitar tuner

TC Electronic reveals the new PolyTune Clip that manages to distil polyphonic tuning technology into its smallest enclosure to date…
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Glastonbury Festival

19/06/2015

Glastonbury Festival may have to relocate

Michael Eavis has said that Glastonbury Festival may have to move from Worthy Farm, where it’s been held since 1970…
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The Ladybugs

18/06/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’ by The Ladybugs

This week’s Thursday exclusive comes once more in video form, as Songwriting takes a rare trip into trad jazz pastures…
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Waxahatchee

17/06/2015

Waxahatchee to tour Europe with Kurt Vile

Indie-rock songwriting star Waxahatchee – AKA Katie Crutchfield – announces a European tour in support of the acclaimed Kurt Vile…
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Eminem

16/06/2015

Eminem to score TV crime drama

The rapper will be writing all new material for the show, which is set in his home town of  Detroit…
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Sunset Songwriting Festival

15/06/2015

SongTown & Nashville Unplugged launch songwriting festival

Nashville and LA industry pros will connect songwriters, publishers and producers during a three-day event of workshops, performances and networking…
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Duran Duran

15/06/2015

Duran Duran to release first album in five years

British new romantic band Duran Duran will release their 14th album this year, five years after their last was released…
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V Festival

13/06/2015

Win a set at V Festival 2015

A forthcoming battle of the bands competition will put one lucky act on the line-up of the major UK festival…
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Rick Warren

13/06/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Oceans’ by Rick Warren

This week’s Thursday track exclusive is coming to you on a Saturday. We play by our own rules around here……
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AAS Strum GS-2 screenshot electric play

12/06/2015

Strum GS-2 goes electric

A new version of software developers Applied Acoustic Systems’ guitar track production plug-in now includes both acoustic and electric guitars…
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