Black Deer Festival and Orange Amps competition

Orange Amps and Black Deer Festival competition

May 18, 2019 in Competitions, Gear, News

There’s still time to enter for the chance to win a £1,000 guitar amplifier and play at the Kent-based festival…

Bailey Bryan's Songwriting Survival Kit

Bailey Bryan’s Songwriting Survival Kit

April 21, 2019 in Features, Gear, Interviews

The rising Nashville singer-songwriter reveals her must-have items which include an old classical guitar, some spicy snacks and hot drinks…

Surrealist Poetry book

Roddy Woomble of Idlewild’s Songwriting Survival Kit

April 12, 2019 in Features, Gear, Interviews

The indie frontman takes us into his world of wine, libraries and Scottish isles; all in the name of songwriting…

David Gray's Songwriting Survival Kit

David Gray’s Songwriting Survival Kit

March 17, 2019 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

As he releases a new album, the esteemed British singer-songwriter explains why he relies on both low- and high-tech accessories…

PX-S1000WE. Pic: Casio Music UK

Casio release new digital pianos at NAMM

January 25, 2019 in Gear, News

The electronics brand uses this week’s music gear conference to launch compact instruments suited to beginners and seasoned keyboard players…

NAMM 2019: Ibanez and Epiphone release new models

January 5, 2019 in Gear, News

The annual music trade show NAMM returns this month. Here are some exciting guitars debuting ahead of this year’s show…

Frank Turner's Songwriting Survival Kit

Frank Turner’s Songwriting Survival Kit

November 22, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

From his beloved Gibson acoustic to his Clive James books, these are things that the folk singer-songwriter can’t do without…

Waves Axis One

Waves Audio announces music PC

November 17, 2018 in Gear, News

Plugin developer creates a computer designed for studio and stage, in what could be the first move of its kind…

Paul Smith's Songwriting Survival Kit

Paul Smith’s Songwriting Survival Kit

October 23, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The singer from British indie rock group Maxïmo Park talks us through the items that he can’t possibly live without…

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…

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…

Enhancia

Enhancia impresses at music start-up contest

June 9, 2018 in Gear, News

Record number of future tech companies battled it out at Midemlab 2018, attempting to win over judges and attract investment…

Fender Jazzmaster 60th anniversary

Fender celebrates 60 years of the Jazzmaster

May 21, 2018 in Gear, News

The iconic guitar brand commemorates the anniversary with three new, limited edition models in 2018: the ’58, Triple and Classic…

Orange Amplification OMEC Teleport

Orange Amplification invents the Teleport

May 11, 2018 in Gear, News

Rather than the futuristic way to travel, it’s the vintage OMEC brand’s new audio interface for studio recording and gigging…

IK Multimedia UNO synth

IK Multimedia unleashes first analog synth

May 5, 2018 in Gear, News

The Italian mobile music production specialists work with boutique manufacturer Soundmachines to create the UNO, their first hardware synthesizer keyboard…

Gretchen Peters Songwriting Survival Kit

Gretchen Peters’ Songwriting Survival Kit

May 3, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

We find out the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee’s indispensable tools of her trade include coffee, naps and solitude…

The Importance Of The Physical In The Digital Age

April 5, 2018 in Gear, News

We invited the crowdfunding platform Qrates to explain how they are helping to power the future of music on vinyl…

Frankie Cosmos' (Greta Kline) #SongwritingSurvivalKit

Frankie Cosmos’ Songwriting Survival Kit

March 30, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

New York indie-pop singer-songwriter, Greta Kline – aka Frankie Cosmos – talks through the items that she can’t do without…

Darlingside #SongwritingSurvivalKit

Harris Paseltiner of Darlingside’s Songwriting Survival Kit

March 26, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

Want to know what the Boston alt-rocker couldn’t write without, then look no further as he reveals their 10 essentials…

songwriting books

Shelf help: 10 of the best books for songwriters

March 1, 2018 in Features, Gear

In celebration of World Book Day, we share our favourite songwriting reads and also include several titles that you’ve suggested…

Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

February 17, 2018 in Gear, News

It seems some songwriters have forgotten their craft. But will this app improve your skills? The evidence might surprise you…

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s #songwritingsurvivalkit

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s Songwriting Survival Kit

February 5, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

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