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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.

Yamaha MX88

29/04/2017

Yamaha expands MX Series

The new 88-key, weighted-action MX88 keyboard combines synthesizer features with real piano feel, but now offers computer and iOS integration…
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HAIM

28/04/2017

HAIM to release new album

Everyone’s favourite sisters have kept us eagerly awaiting their follow up album and now we can reveal the release date…
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Kendrick Lamar DAMN

27/04/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (21 April – 6 May 2017)

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart…
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The Magic Es

27/04/2017

EXCLUSIVE! “It Goes On” (Album) by The Magic Es

For our second exclusive of the week, we’re giving you a whole darn album by a gifted English pop-rock band…
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ReverbNation Discover London flyer

26/04/2017

Discovering London’s songwriting talent

ReverbNation and Songwriting Magazine team up to launch a ‘Discover’ monthly emerging artist concert series in the UK’s capital city…
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Ed Sheeran

25/04/2017

Ed Sheeran isn’t quitting music

Songwriting superstar takes to Twitter to clarify rumours he will be calling it a day when his current tour ends…
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Todd Rundgren

25/04/2017

EXCLUSIVE! “Deaf Ears” by Todd Rundgren

Today we have the great pleasure of bringing you an exclusive from a songwriter who should need absolutely no introduction…
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Garth Brooks

24/04/2017

First viewing of The Last Songwriter

Documentary film exploring how streaming adversely impacts the American songwriter, starring Garth Brooks, will premiere at the Nashville Film Festival…
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23/04/2017

The Week In Review (17 – 23 April)

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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Ed Sheeran

22/04/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (14 – 29 April 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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21/04/2017

Increase in royalty payouts to artists

Encouraging new figures from PRS For Music show that more artists were being paid for their music during record-breaking year…
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Coldplay

20/04/2017

Nominations announced for The Ivors 2017

Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Cave and Skepta are among the songwriters in the running for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards…
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Siana – Open Mic UK

19/04/2017

Open Mic UK 2017 audition dates released

The annual music competition that discovered Birdy kicks off with showcase events taking place in 14 regions across the country…
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Writer Producer Fund

18/04/2017

First major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers

PRS Foundation and BASCA Trust join forces to offer grants of up to £10,000 to support creative and professional development…
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17/04/2017

Glen Campbell says ‘Adiós’

The country music icon announces his final studio album ‘Adiós’ featuring songs from lifelong collaborator Jimmy Webb and other legends…
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16/04/2017

The Week In Review (10 – 16 April)

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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Busbee

15/04/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (7 – 22 April 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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Vinyl

14/04/2017

Record company revenues at record high

UK record companies post five-year earnings high, as Britain combines platforms from the past and future when consuming its music…
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Freddie Mercury

13/04/2017

Freddie Mercury biopic expected next year

Queen guitarist Brian May reveals film depicting life of the band’s frontman is expected to finally be released in 2018…
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Lorde

12/04/2017

Lorde’s “incorrect songwriting”

Swedish songwriter extraordinaire Max Martin claims that New Zealand mega-star Lorde’s single ‘Green Light’ is an example of “incorrect songwriting”…
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