Oscar Dowling 'Free And Easy' album cover

‘Free And Easy’ by Oscar Dowling (Album)

June 23, 2017 in Music Reviews

Auckland-based Oscar Dowling, formerly of the noted indie-pop group New Gum Sarn, bares all on his melancholic debut solo album… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Warhaus

Interview: Warhaus

March 29, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We speak with Maarten Devoldere about his solo recording project Warhaus and his time spent fronting Belgian rock band Balthazar… Tags: , , , ,

George Michael

US Songwriting Chart – 14 January 2017

January 11, 2017 in News

George Michael’s songwriting legacy tops this week’s chart recognising the songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

José Feliciano

US Songwriting Chart – 7 January 2017

January 4, 2017 in News

Our Hot Hitmakers partnership with Royalty Exchange recognises the top songwriters behind the biggest hits on this week’s Hot 100… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

J. Cole

US Songwriting Chart – 12 December 2016

December 21, 2016 in News

Our Hot Hitmakers partnership with Royalty Exchange recognises the top songwriters behind the biggest hits on last week’s Hot 100… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Greg Kurstin

US Songwriting Chart – 5 December 2016

December 14, 2016 in News

Our Hot Hitmakers partnership with Royalty Exchange recognises the top songwriters behind the biggest hits on last week’s Hot 100… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Weeknd

US Songwriting Chart – 28 November 2016

December 7, 2016 in News

Our Hot Hitmakers partnership with Royalty Exchange recognises the top songwriters behind the biggest hits on last week’s Hot 100… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

sliding-doors

The Week In Review (7-13 Nov)

November 13, 2016 in News

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leonard Cohen

RIP Leonard Cohen

November 11, 2016 in News

Music world is in mourning after one of the greatest songwriters of his generation dies at the age of 82… Tags: , , , , ,

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Interview: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

October 30, 2016 in Features, Interviews

Ahead of the release of a new documentary about him, we catch up with the legendary alt-country songwriter Will Oldham… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dan Michaelson

Interview: Dan Michaelson

May 13, 2016 in Features, Interviews

With a new album out, we chat with the songwriter about its creation and the problems he has with memory… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Jonathan Jackson

Interview: Jonathan Jackson

April 29, 2016 in Features, Interviews

Ahead of the release of his band’s new EP, we talk all things music with the actor and Enation frontman… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Luke Elliot. Pic: Jorn Veberg

Introducing… Luke Elliot

March 31, 2016 in Features, Interviews

We get to know a singer-songwriter from New Jersey who looked to gritty, cinematic Americana and found success in Norway… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Interview: Ron Sexsmith

September 1, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The Canadian ‘songwriter’s songwriter’ started learning hundreds of covers, has a ‘no co-writing’ rule and hasn’t got a mobile phone… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Best of 2014

Best Of 2014

December 31, 2014 in Features

As the sun sets on another eventful year in music, we consider the songwriters, songs and moments that made 2014… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Grammy Museum

27 records added to Grammy Hall of Fame

December 17, 2014 in News

This year’s additions to the archive include records by Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan and many more… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

November 19, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own…… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kate Dimbleby

Interview: Kate Dimbleby

November 17, 2014 in Features, Interviews

‘One of the most versatile singers on the jazz/blues circuit’ – daughter of broadcaster David Dimbleby discusses inspiration, improvisation and… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

David Gray

Interview: David Gray

July 17, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The White Ladder man explains his new approach to songwriting, taking inspiration from poetry, boredom and a child’s toy harp… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rufus Wainwright

Sodajerker presents… Rufus Wainwright

March 24, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The excellent Sodajerker team strike gold once again, with an interview with the ineffable baroque pop songwriting megastar Rufus Wainwright… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,