Mozes And The Firstborn

Song Deconstructed: ‘If I’ by Mozes And The Firstborn

January 18, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

In the first of a new feature, we pick a new track and ask the songwriter to reveal the recipe…

Equador's Bo Bruce

Interview: Bo Bruce

January 15, 2019 in Features, Interviews

From runner-up of The Voice UK in 2012 to becoming one-half of Equador with Henry Binns, the singer-songwriter reveals all…

Iris Gold

Songs In The Key Of… Copenhagen

January 8, 2019 in Features, Interviews, Music

Danish-Jamaican songstress Iris Gold plots a journey through a diverse collection of music from Denmark’s capital, including some tribal opera…

Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018 out now

December 31, 2018 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Our latest edition features David Crosby, Rosanne Cash, Kristian Bush, Ethan Johns, Ward Thomas, Janis Ian, David Gray and more…

Gabrielle 'Dreams' cover

How I wrote ‘Dreams’ by Gabrielle

December 28, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Learn about one of the 90s’ biggest pop smashes and the highest charting debut single by a female solo act…

DeVotchKa. Pic: Jen Rosenstein

Interview: DeVotchKa’s Nick Urata

December 5, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The Colorado-based quartet’s frontman talks about making their cinematic indie music and scoring award-winning movies ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Paddington’…

John J Presley

Songs In The Key Of… Alternative Blues

December 4, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Music

Electric bluesman from Birmingham, John J Presley, shares a selection of alt-blues tracks and explains how they have influenced him…

RuthAnne

RuthAnne’s 10 tips on transitioning from songwriter to artist

November 23, 2018 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

This successful Irish songwriter is making her move for solo stardom. Here are her tips on how to change lane…

Shy Cookie

Songs In The Key Of… UK Garage

November 23, 2018 in Features, Interviews

DJ and producer Shy Cookie takes on a journey through a genre which dominated the charts of the late 90s…

Cass Lowe

Interview: Cass Lowe

November 21, 2018 in Features, Interviews

After working with everyone from Take That to Rudimental, the acclaimed songwriter-producer shares his insight into successful modern pop co-writing…

Laoise by Lucy Foster

Diary Of A Songwriter: Laoise

November 16, 2018 in Features, Interviews

A trip to London provides this Irish artist with a chance to write new music and record her latest video…

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…