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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.

Mumford & Sons

02/03/2015

Mumford And Sons announce album plans

Album number three will be called ‘Wilder Mind’, and it’ll be out on 4 May, with live dates to follow…
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Elvis Presley Exhibition

01/03/2015

Elvis exhibition opening in Las Vegas

Elvis Presley is to have a new permanent exhibition in his honour opened this coming April 23 in Las Vegas…
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Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss

28/02/2015

Krauss and Nelson recommence US tour

Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson are picking up where they left off after joint tour dates were cancelled last summer…
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Ableton Live 9.2 released as beta

27/02/2015

Ableton releases Live 9.2 as public beta

A free update of the popular DAW introduces latency compensated automation, improved warping, 64 drum pads for Push and more…
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Katie Buchanan

26/02/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Glow’ LP by Katie Buchanan

This week’s Thursday exclusive is a humdinger, as we bring you US singer-songwriter Katie Buchanan’s album ‘Glow’ in its entirety…
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Brit Awards 2015

25/02/2015

A Brit of all right

This year’s Brit Awards throws up another slew of winners. But which artists will be standing on the podium tonight?…
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Daft Punk & Nile Rodgers

23/02/2015

Daft Punk are making a Chic film

Daft Punk have made a film for Nile Rodgers’ band Chic that will accompany their as yet untitled upcoming album…
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Will Butler

22/02/2015

Will Butler’s songwriting is inspired by The Guardian

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler is to write and release a song a day that has been inspired by The Guardian…
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Manuel Rodríguez Guitars Flamenco Moderna FLM0500

22/02/2015

Say hola to the Flamenco Moderna

Spanish instrument luthier Manuel Rodríguez Guitars introduces two new nylon string acoustic-electrics with low-profile neck, thinner body and Fishman electronics…
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Daughter

20/02/2015

Shure Songwriting Award judge confirmed

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance launches Shure’s annual songwriting competition, in partnership with BASCA, with indie band Daughter judging…
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Dan & The Wildfire

19/02/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Austin, TX’ by Dan & The Wildfire

There’s a definite country tinge to this week’s exclusive track, which comes from Boston, Massachusetts-based five-piece Dan & The Wildfire…
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Laura Marling

18/02/2015

Laura Marling announces ‘Short Movie’ tour dates

The LA-based British folk singer will return to these shores for a string of 12 shows in April and May…
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Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition Martin Guitar

17/02/2015

Sheeran and Martin join forces again

Martin Guitar and the multi-platinum singer-songwriter team up for a second time to create the Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition…
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Ian Curtis

16/02/2015

Joy Division fans launch campaign to buy Ian Curtis’s house

Fans are attempting to raise £150,000K via crowdfunding to turn Ian Curtis’ home in Macclesfield into a Joy Division museum…
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The Cambridge Folk Festival 2015

15/02/2015

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 announces first batch of performers

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 has announced the first batch of performers, with Nick Mulvey among the artists to be confirmed…
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