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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.

Menage

18/12/2014

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Black And White TV’ by Ménage

This week’s exclusive first listen comes from a talented trio of Portuguese siblings who are now based in Toronto, Canada…
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Grammy Museum

17/12/2014

27 records added to Grammy Hall of Fame

This year’s additions to the archive include records by Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan and many more…
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Hohner A+ student bluegrass instruments — banjo and mandolin

16/12/2014

New additions to Hohner’s A+ bluegrass range

Hohner Inc. is expanding its A+ line of student guitars to include uniquely styled bluegrass instruments – banjos and mandolins…
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Modest Mouse

15/12/2014

Modest Mouse reveal album plans

Fan page reveals details of the US indie faves’ new album ‘Stranger To Ourselves’ as a trailer single emerges online…
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Spotify 2014

14/12/2014

Spotify allows you to see your year in music

Spotify has added a new function that allows you to see the music that’s caught your year during the year…
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Noel Gallagher

13/12/2014

Noel Gallagher says songwriting teams are ‘ruining music’

Noel Gallagher has taken to BBC Radio Four to claim that artists that employ a songwriting team are destroying music…
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Pharrell Williams - 'Happy' video

12/12/2014

Pharrell’s Happy about inaugural BBC Music Awards

Ed Sheeran is crowned Best British Artist but Pharrell Williams takes the Best International Artist and Song Of The Year…
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Husband

11/12/2014

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Money’ by Husband

Thursday is track exclusive day here at Songwriting. This week’s offering comes from blues-inspired Australian songwriter Husband, AKA Michael Paolino…
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frank sinatra and bob dylan

10/12/2014

Dylan announces album of Sinatra songs

Bob Dylan’s next album ‘Shadows In The Night’ (due February) will see him ‘uncovering’ songs made famous by Frank Sinatra…
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Morrissey

09/12/2014

Morrissey has written his next album

Morrissey has announced that the writing’s been completed for his 11th solo album, with recording expected to begin next February…
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Elvis Costello 2

07/12/2014

Elvis Costello to tour UK in 2015

The Brit songwriting legend’s ‘Detour Tour’ will take in 21 dates across the UK in May and June next year…
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Grammy's

06/12/2014

2015 Grammy nominations announced

The Grammy nominations have been announced, with UK songwriter Sam Smith and US pop mega star Beyoncé each receiving multiple…
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Shure 5575LE Unidyne microphone

05/12/2014

Shure celebrates anniversary with new Unidyne mic

75 years of the 55 Unidyne is marked by the 5575LE – a limited edition of the classic cardioid dynamic…
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James Bay

04/12/2014

James Bay wins Critics’ Choice Brit award

The 24-year-old Hertfordshire-born singer-songwriter James Bay has scooped the prestigious Critics’ Choice award after releasing just three EPs to date…
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Paul Weller

03/12/2014

Paul Weller to tour the UK’s ‘often missed’ venues

Iconic songwriter Paul Weller announces he will embark on a 2015 tour of the UK’s ‘often missed’ towns and cities…
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