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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.

Ingrid Andress

26/09/2016

Unsigned Only 2016 winners declared

This year’s UO music competition sees Colorado songwriter Ingrid Andress crowned as grand prize winner, and the 2017 contest opens…
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Mad Meg

26/09/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Circling The Drain’ by Mad Meg

Summer may be nearly over in the northern hemisphere, but tonight’s exclusive will remind you the sun’s always shining somewhere…
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Augmented Climbing

25/09/2016

The Week In Review (19-25 Sep)

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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Neumann Collectors Edition U 47 fet microphone

24/09/2016

Neumann and Sennheiser showcase recording mics

The upcoming 141st AES Convention in LA will see Sennheiser and Neumann highlight a range of new and legacy microphones…
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Nirvana

23/09/2016

Kim Gordon recalls impact of ‘Nevermind’

25 years on from the release of Nirvana’s groundbreaking album, alt-rock icon Kim Gordon discusses the factors behind it’s success…
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Rob Richings

22/09/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Curse Of The Lonely’ by Rob Richings

Tonight’s superb exclusive is from a delicate songwriter who’s taken a near death experience and poured it into his music…
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Arjelevez Maxwell

22/09/2016

First Freddie Mercury Scholarship awarded

Inaugural scholarship will enable Arjelevez Maxwell to study for a degree in Music Industry Practice at London’s famous Metropolis Studios…
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George Michael

21/09/2016

Listen Without Prejudice 25 years on

Sony Music prepares to release several reissue editions of George Michael’s iconic album and commissions a film about its making…
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Emeli Sandé

20/09/2016

Emeli Sandé announces autumn UK tour

Brit Award-winning and multi-platinum songwriter has confirmed she will head out on a four date UK tour this coming October…
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Neil Fitzpatrick and Mike Read

19/09/2016

Fundraising songwriter signs publishing deal

After raising almost £30,000 for charity, Neil Fitzpatrick joins Peer Music and will appear on a TV show about songwriting…
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Lines West

19/09/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Head Start’ by Lines West

Our first exclusive of the week is from a rootsy pop/rock songwriting team whose writing is steeped in classic pop…
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gold-toilet

18/09/2016

The Week In Review (12-18 Sep)

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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IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

17/09/2016

IK update the iRig for iPhone 7

Italian music gadget-makers IK Multimedia announces iRig HD 2 – the mobile guitar interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC…
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Paul Weller

16/09/2016

Rare Paul Weller albums to be reissued

It’s been confirmed The Modfather will reissue two of his hard to find 90s’ solo albums on vinyl this autumn…
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Skepta

15/09/2016

Skepta takes home the 25th Mercury Music Prize

The grime artist is declared the winner of this year’s award with his fourth album ‘Konnichiwa’, over odds-on favourite Bowie…
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Red Sky July

15/09/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘House Of Cards’ by Red Sky July

Our second exclusive this week sees a harmonic alt-country trio performing a touching live rendition of a brand new track…
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Beth Orton

14/09/2016

Beth Orton announces live dates

Following the release of her critically acclaimed new album ‘Kidsticks’, the ‘folktronica’ female singer-songwriter prepares a 10-date UK headline tour…
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Beastie Boys

13/09/2016

Beastie Boys to reissue hip-hop’s first ever No 1 album

Seminal American trio’s classic 1986 album ‘License To Ill’ is to receive a vinyl reissue to mark its 30th anniversary…
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Björn Ulvaeus, Niclas Molinder and Max Martin

12/09/2016

Top Swedish songwriters launch foundation

Pop master Max Martin, ABBA orchestrator Björn Ulvaeus and Twin producer Niclas Molinder get set to raise Music Rights Awareness…
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Sam Tieger

12/09/2016

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Motion Sickness’ by Sam Tieger

Tonight’s exclusive is a sublime pop number from a songwriter who grew up believing she was related to music royalty…
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