Carly Van Skaik

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Carly Van Skaik EP’ by Carly Van Skaik

March 23, 2016 in News

Today’s exclusive is a real treat for your ears, courtesy of the baroque pop of Hollywood-based songwriter Carly Van Skaik… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Were you one of the many award winners last night?

Grammy winners announced

February 16, 2016 in News

Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, Chris Stapleton, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars win big at this year’s Grammy Awards… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Adele

2016 begins with Adele on top

January 3, 2016 in News

The English songwriter’s record-breaking third studio album 25 remains No 1 in the UK Album charts, ahead of The King… Tags: , , , , , ,

Best Of 2015

Best Of 2015

December 31, 2015 in Features

As a brand new year beckons, we look back at the singers, songs and songwriters that made 2015 their own… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kevin McGuire 'Alright Tonight' EP cover

‘Alright Tonight’ by Kevin McGuire (EP)

November 5, 2015 in Music Reviews

Although country pop might not be the sound you’d expect from a Glaswegian singer-songwriter, it has a surprising charm here… Tags: , ,

Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent signature guitar

Ernie Ball St Vincent signature guitar revealed

August 28, 2015 in Gear, News

St. Vincent debuts her new Ernie Ball Music Man electric guitar onstage with Taylor Swift and Beck in Los Angeles… Tags: , , , , , ,

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Songwriting goes to Nashville

July 7, 2015 in Features, Interviews

On a recent trip to the US, Songwriting got to spend some time in the home of c0untry music, Nashville… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

Joy for the ISC winner

May 3, 2015 in Competitions, News

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

Radio 1 Big Weekend

Final line-up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend announced

April 20, 2015 in Festivals, News

The line-up for Radio 1’s big weekend in Norwich has been announced, with Foo Fighters and Muse topping the bill… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tidal

Jay Z reveals how his music streaming site Tidal is ‘artist-friendly’

March 31, 2015 in News

Last night Rapper and business mogul Jay Z announced just how his new music streaming site Tidal is ‘artist friendly’… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

James Bay

James Bay secures first festival headline spot

March 3, 2015 in News

Brit Award winning songwriter James Bay is to be the headline act at a festival for the very first time… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Brit Awards 2015

A Brit of all right

February 25, 2015 in News

This year’s Brit Awards throws up another slew of winners. But which artists will be standing on the podium tonight?… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Taylor Big Baby with Expression System Baby pickup

Expression System Baby pickup introduced to Taylor Guitars

January 25, 2015 in Gear, News

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

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher says songwriting teams are ‘ruining music’

December 13, 2014 in News

Noel Gallagher has taken to BBC Radio Four to claim that artists that employ a songwriting team are destroying music… Tags: , , ,

Grammy's

2015 Grammy nominations announced

December 6, 2014 in News

The Grammy nominations have been announced, with UK songwriter Sam Smith and US pop mega star Beyoncé each receiving multiple… Tags: , , , , ,

Caitlin Rose CAROUSEL 3

Interview: Caitlin Rose

August 24, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting meets Caitlin Rose, a rising Nashville starlet who’s also starting to make waves on this side of the pond… Tags: , , , , , ,

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… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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?… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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…… Tags: , , , , ,