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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.

Language

15/05/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Plymouth’ by Language

Today we are bringing you a simmering, brittle alt-rock track that purrs and demands the attention of 90s guitar-pop fans…

Elles

14/05/2018

Elles Bailey to play triumphant Bristol show

The effervescent blues and country songwriter returns to Bristol this May, after a hugely successful time in spent in Nashville…

Netta

12/05/2018

Israel wins the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision divides opinion like no other music show. As the old saying goes: you either love it or hate it…

Orange Amplification OMEC Teleport

11/05/2018

Orange Amplification invents the Teleport

Rather than the futuristic way to travel, it’s the vintage OMEC brand’s new audio interface for studio recording and gigging…

Priscilla Renea Hairston

09/05/2018

2018 USA Songwriting Competition deadline looms

The contest is still accepting entries from around the world, offering a top prize of cash and merch worth $50,000…

IK Multimedia UNO synth

05/05/2018

IK Multimedia unleashes first analog synth

The Italian mobile music production specialists work with boutique manufacturer Soundmachines to create the UNO, their first hardware synthesizer keyboard…

MC50

04/05/2018

MC5 announces UK leg of anniversary tour

Wayne Kramer brings his special show to the UK this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MC5’s classic album…

Ed Bell's The Song Foundry

30/04/2018

Skype songwriting coaching with Ed Bell

Take your skills to the next level, one-on-one, with the professional songwriter, educator and author of ‘The Art Of Songwriting’…

The Darkness Live At Hammersmith

28/04/2018

The Darkness to release ‘Live At Hammersmith’ album

Here’s your chance to have Lowestoft’s finest in your home, as the band gets set to release a live LP…

21/04/2018

Evolution Emerging Conference celebrates 10 years

This year’s event in Gateshead promises to be the biggest ever, including a seminar by independent music publisher Sentric Music…

Today's exclusive is from the smooth, Vinegar Mother

17/04/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Moon Tomb’ by Vinegar Mother

Today’s exclusive song comes from a soul-rock quintet whose singer has a sublimely smooth vocal. You’re going to love them…

Shallow

15/04/2018

Classic Of The Week: Shallow

This week’s classic is a shoegaze masterpiece from the most underrated band of all-time. Songwriting Magazine hope you enjoy it…

Chumbawamba

14/04/2018

Chumbawamba film close to completion

‘Tubthumping’ was one of the hits of the 90s, but what was it like to be part of the band?…

Foxanne

10/04/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Heavy Dog’ by Foxanne

Today we bring you a truly lovely song by an ‘independent post-pop’ trio who channel St. Vincent and Devendra Banheart…

You feel the heat as death comes ripping

08/04/2018

Classic Of The Week: Misfits

35 years on, this sublime classic shows that the inventors of horror-punk are so much more than a gory novelty…

Arctic Monkeys

07/04/2018

Comebacks: The Good, The Bad And The U.G.L.Y

The world is weeks away from the return of Arctic Monkeys, while a pop duo also makes a shock comeback…

05/04/2018

The Importance Of The Physical In The Digital Age

We invited the crowdfunding platform Qrates to explain how they are helping to power the future of music on vinyl…

Stimmerman

03/04/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Planetary’ by Stimmerman

She’s contributed to some of the best indie-rock to come out of New York and now she’s here for you…

31/03/2018

Must-hear albums of April 2018

Easter marks the end of the first quarter of 2018, but can April do better music-wise? Of course, it can…

Songwriting Spring 2018

28/03/2018

Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018 out now

Latest issue features Eels’ Mark Oliver Everett, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Calexico, Jonathan Wilson, Levellers, Scouting For Girls and more…

 


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