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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.

Brian Wilson

29/01/2015

Brian Wilson to release 11th solo album this April

Beach Boy and songwriting legend Brian Wilson has confirmed that he will release his 11th solo album this coming April…
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L7

28/01/2015

L7 reform and announce European gigs

90s’ alt-rockers L7 have announced that they will both reform and play a series of European gigs during this year…
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Demis Roussos

26/01/2015

Demis Roussos dies, aged 68

Greek singer-songwriter Demis Roussos, famous for his kaftan, beard and falsetto, died yesterday in Athens at the age of 68…
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Taylor Big Baby with Expression System Baby pickup

25/01/2015

Expression System Baby pickup introduced to Taylor Guitars

The ES-B pickup system is added to the Baby Taylor range of travel acoustic guitars, with onboard digital chromatic tuner…
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Kurt Cobain - Montage of Heck

24/01/2015

First official image of Kurt Cobain film is released

The first official image taken from the Brett Morgan directed Kurt Cobain film ‘Cobain: Montage of Heck’ has been released…
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Casio's new Celviano AP-460 is an 88-key, cabinet digital piano with bench, available in black or brown

23/01/2015

Casio introduces four new digital pianos

Unveiled at this year’s NAMM Show, Celviano and Privia models offer Concert Play, Hall Simulator and Casio’s proprietary AiR technology…
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Nita Chawla

22/01/2015

EXCLUSIVE! Nita Chawla – They Scream

This week’s Thursday track exclusive comes from Nita Chawla, a singer-songwriter from Washington DC with a very festival-friendly pop/rock sound…
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Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien to host the inaugural ‘Artist Drop-In Session’

21/01/2015

Ed O’Brien and Songwriting Magazine is a recipe for Success

Radiohead guitarist’s due to host inaugural London ‘Artist Drop-In Session’ for the FAC, in association with Success Express and Songwriting…
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Orange Crush 2015

20/01/2015

Orange Amplification launch new Crunch series

This week’s NAMM Show sees Orange reveal the new Crush range of practice amps with high gain, four-stage preamp design…
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The Cribs kick off 2015 with a new album, single and tour

19/01/2015

The Cribs announce album and tour

Band’s sixth studio album will be out 23 March… but what happened to the two that were due in 2014?…
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Dolly Parton

18/01/2015

Dolly Parton working on TV biopics

Songwriting legend Dolly Parton has revealed she’s working on a series of TV movies which are based on her life…
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John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

17/01/2015

John Lennon Education Tour Bus gets funky at NAMM

Lennon Bus kicks off its 18th year with funk legend George Clinton and songwriting contest winners at US music conference…
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Kim Fowley

16/01/2015

Kim Fowley dies

Kim Foley, known for working with the Runaways and Ariel Pink among others, has died at the age of 75…
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Geoff Ong

15/01/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘How To Be Alone’ by Geoff Ong

This week’s exclusive track is a gentle slice of acoustic neo-soul by Geoff Ong, a New Zealander based in NYC…
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Songwriter Connect

14/01/2015

Songwriter Connect seeks songwriters

If you’d like a little professional help in exploring sync opportunities, Songwriting Connect could be just the service you need…
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