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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.

Louis Armstrong

17/08/2017

‘What A Wonderful World’ celebrates 50

An exhibit at the Louis Armstrong House Museum marks a half-century since the optimistic jazz standard was recorded and released…
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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

16/08/2017

Manchester Arena to reopen with benefit gig

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Courteeners and Blossoms are among the acts welcoming back live entertainment fans to the venue…
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Fusion Guitars

15/08/2017

iPhone-integrated Fusion Guitar goes on sale

More than 20 years in the making, “the world’s most advanced electric guitar” becomes available to musicians in the US…
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Thomas Rhett. Photo: John Shearer

12/08/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (4 – 19 Aug 2017)

Find out who are top of the pop songwriters, based on last week’s UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100…
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Alice Glass

11/08/2017

Alice Glass announces new music and tour

Ex-Crystal Castles singer shares the video to her latest single and reveals she will tour with goth icon Marilyn Manson…
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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

10/08/2017

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame reveals new inductees

The class of 2017: Walt Aldridge and Tim Nichols, veteran songwriter Jim McBride and the late Vern Gosdin as songwriter/artist…
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Glen Campbell

09/08/2017

RIP Glen Campbell

Legendary country music songwriter Glen Campbell died this Tuesday (8 August) aged 81, following a six year battle with Alzheimer’s…
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Matt Epp and Faouzia

07/08/2017

The ISC unveils 2017 judges

International Songwriting Competition kicks off with another stellar judging panel comprising Lorde, Tom Waits, Perry Farrell, Ziggy Marley and more…
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The Beatles

06/08/2017

The Week In Review (31 July – 6 August)

Our latest weekly round-up sees us finally get round to featuring a track by the most influential band of all-time…
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Art Of Songwriting

05/08/2017

Introducing a new kind of songwriting book

The Song Foundry’s ‘The Art Of Songwriting’ by Ed Bell covers the creative and life skills songwriters need to succeed…
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Burt Bacharach

04/08/2017

Burt Bacharach calls for clarity over plagiarism laws

Veteran songwriter says artists are getting a rough deal when it comes to lawsuits, as there are not enough notes…
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Tim Schou

02/08/2017

International Acoustic Music Awards opens

The 14th annual IAMA – a competition promoting acoustic music performance and artistry, which discovered Meghan Trainor – is open…
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GALLOP

01/08/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Gallop’ by Cyphered Threads

This week’s exclusive track is a seven minute epic from a musical ensemble who’ve drawn comparison with Nine Inch Nails…
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Jack-White

31/07/2017

Jack White is recording his next solo album

White’s label, Third Man Records, have shared images of the songwriter recording his upcoming third solo album in New York…
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America

30/07/2017

The Week In Review (24 – 30 July)

Today’s weekly round-up is brushed with an American tinge, as we cover a landmark moment and feature an alt-country classic…
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BASCA Chairman Crispin Hunt (left) and Nathan Morgan

29/07/2017

ACM’s BASCA scholarship winner announced

Nathan Morgan is 2017 recipient of the exclusive award and will start a free three-year Songwriting and Artist Development programme…
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Amplify

28/07/2017

BBC Introducing to host Amplify

Have you ever dreamed of working in the music industry? Then this new BBC event will offer some valuable insight…
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2017 Mercury Prize

27/07/2017

2017 Mercury Prize shortlist revealed

The dozen albums in the running for this year’s accolade are announced ahead of the winner being awarded in September…
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John Baldwin Gourley at 2010 Sasquatch! Festival

27/07/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (21 Jul – 5 Aug 2017)

With assistance from Royalty Exchange, we plot the top songwriters of the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic…
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Tony James Shevlin Promo 1

25/07/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Travelling Man’ by Tony James Shevlin

Our second exclusive of the day is brought to you by a sublime, Anglo-Irish Americana songwriter we’re sure you’ll adore…
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