Songwriting – ‘at the heart of great music’

Songwriting is a quarterly digital magazine aimed at songwriters and at fans of song-led music – of all genres. We take advice from successful songwriters, producers and industry experts to provide you with tips, techniques, ideas and inspiration to keep the music flowing, from writing lyrics and melodies to advice on how to promote yourself and your songs. Plus you’ll find interviews with big name artists and rising stars, and reviews of new music from pop to hip-hop to soul to rock…


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Gene Simmons

22/01/2018

Interview: Gene Simmons

The release of a mammoth career-spanning box set gave us the ideal opportunity to talk songwriting with the infamous Kiss…
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Jawbreaker

21/01/2018

Classic Of The Week: Jawbreaker

Today’s classic is a gem from one of emo’s guiding lights. We hope you enjoy it as much as us…
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A new report has identified the importance of lyrics to consumers streaming music in parts of Europe and North America

20/01/2018

Research shows role of lyrics in streaming

A new report has identified the importance of lyrics to consumers streaming music in parts of Europe and North America…
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Felix Hagan & The Family 'Attention Seeker' album cover

19/01/2018

‘Attention Seeker’ by Felix Hagan & The Family (Album)

These theatrical glam rockers have already won the hearts and minds of fans, even picking up some famous admirers, too…
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Ed Sheeran

19/01/2018

UK & US Songwriting Charts (5-13 Jan 2018)

Compiled with Royalty Exchange, based on the Hot 100 and Singles Chart, we list the top of the pop songwriters…
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Jake Bugg

18/01/2018

Sodajerker presents… Jake Bugg

In this podcast episode, the ‘East Midlands Dylan’ discusses his latest record, collaborating and writing songs from throughout his career…
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Jim Ghedi 'A Hymn For Ancient Land' album cover

17/01/2018

‘A Hymn For Ancient Land’ by Jim Ghedi (Album)

As much of a sociogeographical journey as an album, these skilful compositions reveal the landscapes that inspired their birth Artists…
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French Horn Rebellion Exclusive

16/01/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Presentation’ by French Horn Rebellion

Today’s exclusive comes courtesy of a delightful electro-funk brother duo who will have your toes tapping with their sublime song…
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Iain Archer

15/01/2018

Interview: Iain Archer

Meet the Northern Irish songwriter-producer, Snow Patrol guitarist and award-winning collaborator with the likes of James Bay and Jake Bugg…
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Dolores O’Riordan

15/01/2018

Singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan dies

Statement released by her publicist confirms The Cranberries frontwoman died suddenly, aged 46, while in London for a recording session…
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Tullycraft

14/01/2018

Classic Of The Week: Tullycraft

Our Sunday classic is back! And our first song of 2018 is one that indie-pop fans are sure to adore…
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Stars join fight against venue closures

13/01/2018

Stars join fight against venue closures

Sir Paul McCartney and Frank Turner are supporting a new bill that aims to save live music venues from closing…
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Circumnavigate 'When Worlds Collide' album cover

12/01/2018

‘When Worlds Collide’ by Circumnavigate (Album)

Blow away winter’s cobwebs with this promising versatile four-piece, who’s debut album will without a doubt surprise you beyond belief…
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Chelsea Williams

11/01/2018

Introducing… Chelsea Williams

This singer-songwriter cut her teeth as a busker and is using that experience to write evocative and character-fuelled pop folk…
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Cardi B

10/01/2018

UK & US Songwriting Charts (29 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018)

Our latest hot songwriters rundown sees Marshall return on the back of Huncho Jack and Cardi B making ‘money moves’…
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The Clydes

09/01/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Broken Boy’ by The Clydes

Today’s exclusive track comes courtesy of a sublime, sibling led New Brunswick, NJ group whose roots are in classic alt-rock…
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Brona McVittie 'We Are The Wildlife' album cover art

08/01/2018

‘We Are The Wildlife’ by Brona McVittie (Album)

With her own compositions and reworked traditional arrangements, this Irish harpist has conjured up a debut album of serious quality…
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Festival

07/01/2018

2018 Music Festivals

We’re just a week into January, recovering from the holidays, and festivals are far from our minds. Or are they?…
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The Secret Sisters

06/01/2018

Interview: The Secret Sisters

From bankruptcy to a stunning third album, the story of this sibling duo’s resurrection is one that’s well worth hearing…
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Jeremy Bass 'The Greatest Fire' album cover

03/01/2018

‘The Greatest Fire’ by Jeremy Bass (Album)

Though occasionally slipping into the prosaic, this songwriter and classically trained guitarist finds his own voice by the album’s end…
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Mike Stock

02/01/2018

Interview: Mike Stock

Reflecting on life in Stock Aitken Waterman, ‘one of the most successful songwriters of all time’ shares some hit-crafting tactics…
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Meredith Willson

30/12/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (15-30 Dec 2017)

This week’s rundown of the Top 10 songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic includes creators of several festive favourites…
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Music

29/12/2017

New Music For 2018

Goodbye 2017: It has been another great year for music, but will 2018 be better? Let’s look at the evidence…
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Yusuf

26/12/2017

Sodajerker presents… Yusuf/Cat Stevens

In a recent episode Simon and Brian chat with a true musical icon… the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens…
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Lorde

23/12/2017

Fans ask Lorde to cancel Israel gig

The singer is considering cancelling her show in Israel after fans write an appeal for her to boycott the country…
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Brenda Lee

20/12/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (8-23 Dec 2017)

Festive classics draw their creators back into the charts, with the ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ songwriter taking on hip-hop’s elite…
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Raina Bee

19/12/2017

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Queen of the South’ by Raina Bee & The Hive

Our pre-Christmas exclusive is a driving acoustic track by a truly sublime Staten Island, New York collective you’re gonna love…
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Andie Case and Usher

18/12/2017

Songwriter wins first global mobile talent contest

Usher awards $1 million to singer-songwriter Andie Case for her “unique voice and original music” and announces new Megastar competition…
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Barenaked Ladies 'Fake Nudes' album cover

18/12/2017

‘Fake Nudes’ by Barenaked Ladies (Album)

One of Canada’s most famous exports return with album number 15, a reminder that they have never really left us…
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Lonely

17/12/2017

Christmas Classic Of The Week: Mud

Ho, Ho, Hum. We’re back with the second of our festive classics and we’re sure you’re gonna love this one…
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