Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift says ‘Music is art and should be paid for’

July 9, 2014 in News

Country songwriter Taylor Swift has said that ‘Music is art, important and rare’ and that it should not be free…

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Dan Wilson

Interview: Dan Wilson

July 3, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Semisonic’s frontman and go-to A-list collaborator for Taylor Swift, Adele, Birdy and more re-ignites his career as a solo singer-songwriter…

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift tops Billboard rich list

March 11, 2014 in News

The country starlet is the highest musical earner in the United States for second time in the past three years…

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift announces London gigs

January 21, 2014 in Events, News

Country-pop songstress and seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift is set to play five dates at the 02 Arena in February…

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Grammys

2014 Grammy nominees announced

December 7, 2013 in News

The great and the good of the recording industry will converge in LA on January 26 to see who’s won…

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran readies his second album

December 5, 2013 in News

Chart-topping British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has finished recording his second album to follow up the huge debut success of ‘+’…

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift to receive Songwriting Award

October 12, 2013 in News

Taylor Swift is to be honoured by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, as their songwriter and artist of the year…

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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris is the top songwriter in the UK and US

February 2, 2013 in News

Calvin Harris confirmed as UK and USA’s top songwriter of 2012, taking the UK honour for the second year running…

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Brits 2013 nominees announced

January 11, 2013 in News

Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Emeli Sandé are among those expected to be honoured at this year’s ceremony in February…

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Best Of 2012

Best Of 2012

January 1, 2013 in Features

Time to look back at the great songs and songwriters of the past 12 months. But which were the greatest?…

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The Backbeat

How rhythm changes between verse and chorus

November 29, 2012 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Though it may seem to defy musical logic, chorus rhythms are usually longer than verse rhythms. Gary Ewer explains why……

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran: world’s most wanted

November 20, 2012 in News

Ed Sheeran has been tipped to lend his songwriting talents to the global pop stars Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Rihanna…

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift returns to country roots

October 7, 2012 in News

Taylor Swift’s new single Red is her most countrified in a while – listen below and tell us what you…

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