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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.

GHS Americana Series & Gold Heart

29/07/2015

GHS launch Americana acoustic guitar strings

The Michigan ‘string specialists’ come out with the new Americana Series Acoustic Guitar for all types of US root music…
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Gilmore & Roberts

28/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Cecilia’ by Gilmore & Roberts

We love a good exclusive at Songwriting, and tonight’s, from the British folk duo Gilmore & Roberts, is no exception…
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Queen

27/07/2015

Punks lack empathy – Queen fans have loads

Fans of punk have been found to be less empathetic than those who enjoy Queen in a Cambridge University study…
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Prince

26/07/2015

New Prince album due ‘soon’

The members of Prince’s backing band 3RDEYEGIRL have revealed that the maverick songwriter will be releasing a new album ‘soon’…
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Ed Sheeran

25/07/2015

Ed Sheeran concert to air on US TV

Coming to NBC on 16 August, ‘Ed Sheeran: Live At Wembley Stadium’ was recorded during his sold-out shows earlier this…
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Lorde

24/07/2015

Lorde joins the ISC 2015 song contest judging panel

The Kiwi singer-songwriter will judge this year’s International Songwriting Competition, joining the likes of Tom Waits, Bill Withers and Bastille…
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Rashmi

23/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Puzzle (Slow)’ by Rashmi

Some lovely, gentle acoustic folk vibes for you in this week’s Thursday track exclusive, coming courtesy of Brooklyn singer-songwriter Rashmi…
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Kurt Vile

22/07/2015

Kurt Vile reveals details of his new album

Kurt Vile has unveiled the details of his sixth album and confirmed that the first single will be ‘Pretty Pimpin’…
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Rotosound guitar care products

21/07/2015

Rotosound launches new guitar and bass care products

The British strings brand shows it cares about your instruments, with a new range of polish, oil and cleaning fluids…
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PJ Harvey

20/07/2015

PJ Harvey to play new songs at the London Literature Festival

PJ Harvey is set to give fans the chance to catch some new material at this October’s London Literature Festival…
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Jamie Lawson

19/07/2015

Jamie Lawson signs to Ed Sheeran’s label

Songwriter Jamie Lawson has been unveiled as the first artist to be signed to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records…
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Don Henley

18/07/2015

Don Henley readies country album

As Eagles’ farewell tour nears its end, Don Henley plots next move: a country album paying homage to southern roots…
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Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame press conference

18/07/2015

Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductees announced

Rosanne Nash and writers behind legendary songs for Elvis Presley, Tim McGraw and Conway Twitty join the roster of luminaries…
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AM Exchange

16/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Wake Up’ by AM Exchange

This week’s Thursday track exclusive is a slice of summery, indie-tinged pop coming all the way from sunny Los Angeles…
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15/07/2015

Carole King and Eagles honoured in US

They are among this year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, one of America’s most prestigious accolades for the arts…
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TC Electronic BodyRez acoustic guitar pedal

14/07/2015

TC Electronic reveals the BodyRez acoustic pickup enhancer

A simple new guitar pedal designed to restore and enhance the amplified tone of acoustic instruments with an under-saddle pickup…
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Patti Smith

13/07/2015

Patti Smith and Thom Yorke battle climate change

Along with RHCP’s Flea, pair will play a 4 December concert in Paris to coincide with UN climate change summit…
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Taylor Guitars Special Edition 300 series models

12/07/2015

Taylor releases Special Edition 300 series

Nashville’s Summer NAMM Show sees Taylor Guitars introduce the 300 Series Shaded Edgeburst editions, combining sapele and shaded edgeburst mahogany…
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Adam Hall Palmer Pocket Amp MK2

11/07/2015

Adam Hall launches new Palmer Pocket Amp pedal

A second edition of the guitar effects pedal offers an extended range of authentic tube amplifier tones and other improvements…
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The Weeknd

10/07/2015

The Weeknd announces new album plans

Album two from the leftfield R&B artist will be called ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’, and it’s out on 28 August…
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