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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.

Ed Sheeran

22/05/2015

Ivor Novello Award winners announced

Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers and Black Sabbath are included among the winners at this year’s Ivor Novello Award ceremony…
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Heather Bond

21/05/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘So Long’ by Heather Bond

Another video exclusive this week, as Songwriting proudly presents the world premiere of the video for Heather Bond’s ‘So Long’…
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PreSonus Studio One 3 screenshot

20/05/2015

PreSonus introduces Studio One 3

The third edition of the music production software becomes available, offering hands-on editing, mixing and arranging via Mac/PC multi-touch displays…
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Pride

19/05/2015

Songwriting & Bristol Pride present… is less than 48 hours away

This Wednesday sees Songwriting Magazine and Bristol Pride unite to offer songwriters the chance to play at Bristol Pride Festival…
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Muse

18/05/2015

Muse release new single

The trio have premiered their new single ‘Mercy’, taken from the upcoming album ‘Drones’, which will be released in June…
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George Harrison

17/05/2015

George Harrison guitar sells for more than £300,000

A Maton Mastersound guitar used by the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has sold for more than £300,000 at auction…
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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

16/05/2015

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival: last call for entries

If you’d like to submit a song to this year’s song contest, be quick: the deadline’s been extended till Wednesday…
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DigiTech TRIO pedal

15/05/2015

TRIO’s a crowd with DigiTech’s band in a box

DigiTech’s new pedal listens to your guitar and instantly generates bass and drums to match the chord progressions and rhythm…
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Matthew McNeal

14/05/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Mother’ by Matthew McNeal

Something for lovers of trad-style Americana in this week’s Thursday track exclusive, which comes from Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter Matthew McNeal…
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My Darling Clementine

13/05/2015

Beverley Folk Festival’s unique country-crime mash-up

Leading crime author Mark Billingham and country duo My Darling Clementine are teaming up to create a one-of-a-kind live show…
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Django Django

12/05/2015

Django Django reveal UK tour dates for this December

The Mercury-nominated, chart-busting art-rock quartet Django Django have announced that they will undertake a short four-date UK tour this December…
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Maximo Park

11/05/2015

Maxïmo Park announce anniversary tour

Newcastle rock band Maxïmo Park have announced a tour marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’…
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Muse

10/05/2015

Matt Bellamy calls albums “almost meaningless”

Muse songwriter Matt Bellamy has claimed that albums are now “almost meaningless” due to the dominance of Spotify and iTunes…
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Jeff Lynne - Hollywood Walk Of Fame

09/05/2015

Jeff Lynne honoured by the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The ELO frontman, songwriter and Grammy-award winning member of Traveling Wilburys is awarded a star on the famous LA boulevard…
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Novation LaunchKey keyboard controller

08/05/2015

Novation announces updated LaunchKey

Updated 25, 49 and 61-note Launchkey keyboard controllers, now with RGB velocity-sensitive pads that match the colour of your clips…
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Nalani & Sarina: singin' loud and sayin' something

07/05/2015

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Runaway’ by Nalani & Sarina

  This week’s exclusive once again comes in video form, as Songwriting presents a world-first airing of this melancholy pop…
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The Conies

06/05/2015

A songwriting contest to help save kids’ lives

Birmingham-based road safety organisation DriveSafe & StaySafe unveils a new video education series for schools that needs budding young songwriters…
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David Duchovny

05/05/2015

X-Files star David Duchovny likens his debut album to R.E.M. and Wilco

Having announced his intention to follow a career as a musician, David Duchovny reveals the influences for his debut album…
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Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

03/05/2015

Joy for the ISC winner

Million-selling ‘Riptide’ earns Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy the Grand Prize in last year’s International Songwriting Competition (ISC), announced this week…
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Kurt Cobain

02/05/2015

Kurt Cobain solo recordings to be released this summer

‘Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck’ director says that Cobain’s solo recordings from the film are to be released this summer…
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