Bastian Baker

Interview: Bastian Baker

November 8, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The Swiss pro hockey player turned country singer-songwriter and coach on Belgium’s ‘The Voice’ talks about touring with Shania Twain…

Brickwork Lizards

Interview: Brickwork Lizards

October 31, 2018 in Features, Interviews

With influences stretching back to the Ottoman Empire, we just had to learn a little more about this Oxford group…

Nuela Charles

Five minutes with… Nuela Charles

October 24, 2018 in Features, Interviews

As she shares her new EP ‘Distant Danger’ we catch up with the alt-soul, Canadian star to discuss the record…

McGoozer's piano

McGoozer’s Songwriting Survival Kit

October 18, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

When this Scottish songwriter can’t find inspiration in his books and gear, he seeks it out on the open road…

The Brummies

Interview: The Brummies

October 17, 2018 in Features, Interviews

We talk to Brummy singer-songwriter and musician Jacob Bryant about Birmingham and Nashville, and writing ‘Done’ with The Band Perry…

Gretta Ray

Diary Of A Songwriter: Gretta Ray

October 11, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The young, rising talent from Australia shares a personal account of her approach to songwriting, planned creativity and breakfast routine…

Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018 out now

October 7, 2018 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Our latest edition features Macy Gray, Yoko Ono, Gabrielle, Boz Scaggs, Courtney Marie Andrews, Lamont Dozier, The Darkness and more…

Ruston Kelly

Five minutes with… Ruston Kelly

October 3, 2018 in Features, Interviews

We briefly catch up with a country artist and renowned Nashville songwriter whose new album is his most honest yet…

J R Harbidge

J R Harbidge’s songwriting tips

September 24, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The rocker from the Black Country shares some techniques to help make your melodic ideas and song structures more palatable…

Emma King's guitars

Emma King’s Songwriting Survival Kit

September 22, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

When it comes to her essential writing gear, this soulful artist from Hull has a secret weapon up her sleeves…

The Beatles

The role of mischief in the Beatles’ songwriting

September 17, 2018 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Author of ‘Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles’, David Rowley, highlights the Fab Four’s mischievousness…

Andy Brown

Five minutes with… Lawson’s Andy Brown

September 13, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The disbanded pop group’s frontman talks about going solo and the creation of his infectious blend of homegrown rock-infused country…

Satellite Stories

Songs In The Key Of… Finland

September 6, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Who better than Finland’s most-successful indie band Satellite Stories to introduce some of the musical highlights of their Nordic homeland…

Jilted John

How I wrote ‘Jilted John’ by Graham Fellows

August 31, 2018 in Features, Interviews

We hear about a punk song whose protagonist was so heartbroken he cried all the way to the chip shop…

Clare Bowen

Interview: Clare Bowen

August 27, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Having conquered ‘Nashville’, this Australian artist is stepping out from behind her onscreen character and releasing an eponymous debut album…

Nic Cester

Interview: Jet’s Nic Cester

August 20, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The Australian singer-songwriter and frontman talks about the rock band’s rise, fall and rebirth in 15 years since ‘Get Born’…

Charlie Worsham Songwriting Survival Kit

Charlie Worsham’s Songwriting Survival Kit

August 13, 2018 in Features, Interviews

One of the most gifted musicians in Nashville shares with us the essential elements needed when it comes to songwriting…

Graham Nash

How I wrote ‘Marrakesh Express’ by Crosby, Stills & Nash

August 4, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Graham Nash takes us on a journey to Morocco in order to explain the origins of a classic. All aboard!…

Maven Grace

Songs In The Key Of… Beijing

July 24, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Chinese-born Jason Magnus and his band Maven Grace take us through a playlist of Beijing’s most exciting and original artists…

Dave Rotheray

David Rotheray’s 10 tips for songwriting after an extended break

July 19, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The former Beautiful South guitarist offers some advice for any songwriters hoping to return to the craft after a break…