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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.

Glen-Campbell

15/10/2017

Classic Of The Week: Glen Campbell

For this week’s classic tune we’ve selected a truly beautiful number from one of country music’s royal family. You’re welcome…
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Austin Post

14/10/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (6 – 21 Oct 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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Pink's New Album Is Expected To Be A Success

14/10/2017

Music Industry Predicts Pink Comeback Success

RCA bigwig is backing the singer’s latest album to enter the charts in the Top 10 by targeting No 1…
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Garry Christian

12/10/2017

The Christians return to celebrate 30th anniversary

The 80s soul-pop group celebrate three decades since their debut with ‘Sings & Strings’ greatest hits album and UK tour…
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Elles Bailey will soon start the last leg of her UK tour

10/10/2017

Elles Bailey gears up for final run of her 2017 UK & Ireland tour

Bristol-based songwriter will head out on the last leg of her highly successful UK tour in just under two weeks…
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McCartney Archive Collection

09/10/2017

Complete a colourful McCartney collection

The reissue of Sir Paul’s first eight multiple Grammy-winning Archive Collection titles will feature limited edition 180-gram colour vinyl pressings…
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Valmara, valmara, valmara, flechettes

08/10/2017

Classic Of The Week: At The Drive-In

We’re back with another excellent classic and this week it’s by one of the finest post-hardcore acts of all time…
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Ed Sheeran. Photo: Greg Williams

07/10/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (29 Sep – 14 Oct 2017)

Ed Sheeran continues to exceed expectations across our lists, as ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Perfect’ remain on the singles charts…
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Kate Bush. Photo: Anthony Crickmay

05/10/2017

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame lists 2018 nominees

Cleveland’s museum reveals the 19 nominees for induction next year and offers fans the opportunity to vote for top five…
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Roli Lightpad Block M

04/10/2017

Roli reveals new Noise on the Block

The tech brand announces advancements to the Blocks range of modular controllers, including next-generation Lightpad Block and Noise 3.0 app…
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Tom Petty

03/10/2017

RIP Tom Petty

The much-loved songwriter and record producer died yesterday (2 October) evening, having suffered a cardiac arrest early in the morning…
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Belle_and_Sebastian

01/10/2017

Classic Of The Week: Belle and Sebastian

For the first edition of our new, sleeker, simpler Sunday we’ve got a true indie-pop gem for you to enjoy…
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Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

30/09/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (22 Sep – 7 Oct 2017)

Following the Billboard Hot 100 debut of Post Malone’s ‘Rockstar’, Shayaa Abraham-Joseph rises to rockstar status on our weekly chart…
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MusicVenueTrust

29/09/2017

Music Venue Trust announces three new patrons

Charlotte Hatherley, Slaves and The Anchoress are the new patrons that will continue the fight to save local music venues…
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The Modern Strangers

28/09/2017

EXCLUSIVE! All The Time by The Modern Strangers

Today’s exclusive song comes courtesy of a Kent pop duo whose “disco with a leather jacket” will have you purring…
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Morrissey

27/09/2017

Morrissey reveals new album, single and US tour

The Smiths singer has set the release date for his 11th long-player ‘Low In High School’ and confirmed tour dates…
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David_Bowie

26/09/2017

‘Celebrating David Bowie’ tour coming next year

The mammoth tour will take in shows in the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America, and begins in January 2018…
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Noel Gallagher. Photo: Lawrence Watson

25/09/2017

Noel Gallagher prepares for more high flying

The ex-Oasis songwriter announces the release of his new album ‘Who Built The Moon?’ and dates for 2018 world tour…
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Portishead

24/09/2017

The Week In Review (18-24 September)

We return with our latest round-up, which includes yet another truly sublime Classic of the Week for your lucky selves…
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Xxxtentacion

23/09/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (15-30 Sep 2017)

This generation’s hip-hop writers continue to dominate our Top 10s, with Florida rapper Jahseh Onfroy aka XXXTENTACION leading the pack…
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