Nashville songwriters

Nashville songwriters star in new YouTube series

July 24, 2014 in News

Just launched today, The Songwriter {Nashville} is a series of mini-documentaries exploring the working lives of Nashville songwriters (funnily enough)…

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Profile: Frettie.com

June 21, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Want feedback on your work from fellow songwriters, without getting abuse from trolls? This new online community is for you!…

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Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker to refocus on songwriting

May 28, 2014 in News

The Pulp frontman is taking a break from his BBC 6Music radio show to concentrate on writing some new songs…

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Van Dyke Parks

Sodajerker presents… Van Dyke Parks

January 20, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The Sodajerker team catch up with a truly unique songwriter who’s worked with everyone from the Beach Boys to Skrillex…

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Students at BIMM Brighton

BIMM Brighton launches new part-time music degree courses

December 14, 2013 in News

Brighton Institute of Modern Music is now offering part-time BA (Hons) degree courses in Songwriting, Music Business and Music Production…

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Playing piano

The four mistakes that hold your songwriting back

December 7, 2013 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Ryan Buckner looks at some common mistakes made by songwriters, why they hold you back and how to avoid them…

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Songwriting technique: The art of imitative composition

November 19, 2013 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Imitation isn’t just a sincere form of flattery, it’s also a good way for novice melody-makers to hone their craft…

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Isle Of Noises

Book review: ‘Isle Of Noises’ by Daniel Rachel

October 7, 2013 in Gear

This book sets out to do for British artists what ‘Songwriters On Songwriting’ did for their US counterparts – and…

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Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford: The songwriting process

September 28, 2013 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

This month, all-singing, all-songwriting columnist Lisa looks at the songwriting process and reveals some of her own sources of inspiration…

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Desmond Child

Desmond Child to teach NYU’s Masterclass Songwriting Workshops

September 16, 2013 in News

The acclaimed hit-maker who wrote Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ becomes Songwriter In Residence at the Clive Davis Institute…

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How I wrote… ‘Food For Thought’ by UB40′s Robin Campbell

September 15, 2013 in Features, Interviews

In the first article in a new series, Songwriting gets the story behind the legendary British reggae band’s breakthrough single…

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Gold Dust competition

New contest for UK singer-songwriters

September 13, 2013 in Competitions, News

Writing magazine Gold Dust is staging a singer-songwriter competition, with a cash prize and the chance to get professional representation…

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Ten tips for the guitar-playing songwriter

August 18, 2013 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Berkleemusic Ambassador James Linderman offers up some advice for those who do the bulk of their songwriting on the guitar…

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