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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Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue

20/02/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Money’ by Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue

We’re bringing you a funky track that bobs and throbs. It’ll have you tapping your toes long after it’s finished…
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Bill Nelson

20/02/2018

Interview: Bill Nelson

Including his work in Be-Bop Deluxe, this uncompromising English songwriter has remained true to his vision throughout his long career…
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Beth Nielsen Chapman 'Hearts Of Glass' album cover

19/02/2018

‘Hearts Of Glass’ by Beth Nielsen Chapman (Album)

The country singer-songwriter returns with an album of new and old material, all lifted by the sparse and inviting production…
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Swervedriver

18/02/2018

Classic Of The Week: Swervedriver

If, like us, you adore shoegaze then this week’s classic is going to be a real treat for your ears…
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Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

17/02/2018

Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

It seems some songwriters have forgotten their craft. But will this app improve your skills? The evidence might surprise you…
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Moviestar 'Stupid People Happy Days' album cover

16/02/2018

‘Stupid People/Happy Days’ by Moviestar (Album)

There is a smattering of retro art rock amongst the zany, sci-fi punk brought to Earth by these interdimensional explorers…
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Eileen Quigley

15/02/2018

Revealing the winner of our Christmas Gift Guide competition

The lucky person who received all 10 products in our festive kit list was a very grateful, Scottish, budding singer-songwriter…
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No Ice

13/02/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘We Get High Together’ by NO ICE

Today we bring you a song by a delightful power-pop group. We’re sure that you’re going to absolutely love it…
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I'm With Her 'See You Around' album cover

12/02/2018

‘See You Around’ by I’m With Her (Album)

These folk compositions are brought to life by an immensely talented triumvirate whose harmonies are up there with the best…
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Santo Domingo

11/02/2018

Songs In The Key Of… Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo-born singer-songwriter, formerly of super-group Gonzalez, Diego Mena takes us through a playlist of his country’s finest alt-rock artists…
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Aye Nako

11/02/2018

Classic Of The Week: Aye Nako

If you’re a fan of 90s inspired punk then we’re certain you’ll love today’s classic as much as we do…
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Spotify

10/02/2018

Latest Spotify feature gives creators credit

The new feature allows users of the platform to view songwriter and producer credits, giving music the transparency it deserves…
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Jerry David DeCicca 'Time The Teacher' album cover

09/02/2018

‘Time The Teacher’ by Jerry David DeCicca (Album)

This record pays tribute to its creator’s new home by accurately depicting the people, places and nature that colour it…
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Emeli Sandé

07/02/2018

Sodajerker presents… Emeli Sandé

The perennial podcasters sat down with the Scottish singer-songwriter in her London studio to talk about her career in music…
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Trevor Hall

06/02/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Arrows’ by Trevor Hall

Today’s exclusive song comes from a songwriter raised on an island in South Carolina, who blends roots and folk music…
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Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s #songwritingsurvivalkit

05/02/2018

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s #songwritingsurvivalkit

Fuelled by a cup of cacao, one half of the Bristol group Faeland shares her crucial songwriting kit with us…
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Stella Donnelly

04/02/2018

Classic Of The Week: Stella Donnelly

Today we bring you a gut-wrenching track which has earned its classic status despite it only being released in 2017…
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales

04/02/2018

Cardiff’s Festival Of Voice returns for 2018

The Welsh capital’s international biennial arts festival announces headliners, including Patti Smith, Gruff Rhys, Billy Bragg, Nadine Shah and Passenger…
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Americana Awards

03/02/2018

The UK Americana Awards 2018 results

Robert Plant scoops two prizes amongst a mix of worthy winners, proving 2017 was another strong year for the scene…
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Jared Saltiel 'Out Of Clay' album cover

02/02/2018

‘Out Of Clay’ by Jared Saltiel (Album)

By combining a storytelling approach to lyric writing with his musical flourishes this artist is able to tell his story…
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Instant Love

01/02/2018

Interview: Instant Love

Does changing the gender affect a song’s meaning? Instant Love, an ambitious and creative project, is doing just that The…
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Maria Kelly 'Hollow' single cover

31/01/2018

‘Hollow’ by Maria Kelly (Single)

Following the release of her superb EP, ‘The Things I Should’, the Irish alt-folkstress returns with an atmospheric new song…
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Deidre & the Dark

30/01/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Come On’ by Deidre & the Dark

Today we’re delighted to bring you a track by a splendid artist whose name belies a much sunnier musical style…
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Elton John

29/01/2018

Elton John to give up touring

Elton John announces details of his final tour, but the party’s not, as he plans on going out in style…
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Callum Beattie

29/01/2018

Introducing… Callum Beattie

The sky is the limit for this talented singer-songwriter and he’s got his dad’s record collection to thank for it…
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Fugees

28/01/2018

Classic Of The Week: Fugees

Happy Sunday, dear readers. We’re back with another sublime classic for you and it’s one we’re pretty sure you’ll adore…
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'Freedom’s Goblin' by Ty Segall (Album)

26/01/2018

‘Freedom’s Goblin’ by Ty Segall (Album)

Over the course of its 19 tracks, this album reveals the full extent of its creator’s impressive range and creativity…
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Mark E. Smith

25/01/2018

The Fall’s founder and lead singer Mark E. Smith dies

The Manchester post-punk band’s eccentric frontman has died at the age of 60, after suffering from ill health throughout 2017…
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Irving Berlin

24/01/2018

New website honours legacy of Irving Berlin

First dedicated digital resource for the acclaimed composer and lyricist celebrates his life and work in his 130th anniversary year…
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Our latest exclusive comes courtesy of the daughter of two-time Latin Grammy-winner Ilan Chester; she’s the brilliant Venezuelan songwriter, Dhanya

23/01/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Another Lifetime’ by Dhanya

Our latest exclusive comes courtesy of the daughter of two-time Latin Grammy-winner Ilan Chester; she’s the brilliant Venezuelan songwriter, Dhanya…
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