Profile: The Songwriting Charity

September 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting meets Nathan Timothy of The Songwriting Charity – an organisation that aims to transform young people’s lives through music…

John Waite

Interview: John Waite

September 1, 2013 in Features, Interviews

From The Babys in the 70s via 80s solo smash ‘Missing You’ to his new live album, he’s not stopping…

Stefany June

ReverbNation contest winner #4: Stefany June

August 11, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting and ReverbNation proudly present the fourth winner of our ongoing monthly competition for songwriters – European synth-pop pixie Stefany…

Interview: Andy Fraser

July 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

The ex-Free bassist on surviving AIDS and cancer, his new album and why songwriting is something he HAS to do…

Michael Kiwanuka in the studio

Speaks Louder Than Words: Michael Kiwanuka

July 13, 2013 in Features, Interviews

BBC’s Sound Of 2012 winner shares his thoughts on music, how he crafts songs and his debut album ‘Home Again’…

Sheri Miller

Interview: Sheri Miller

July 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Self-taught and self-funded, this articulate US singer-songwriter offers her insight on everything from creativity to the writing of Bukowski ou…

Interview: Sultanov

July 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

As he prepares to release his self-titled debut album, we meet a Russian artist who just wants to ‘Break Free’…

Sodajerker presents… Richard M Sherman

July 2, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Liverpudlian podcasters Sodajerker pull off another coup as they bring us an interview with legendary Disney songwriter Richard M Sherman…

Thomas Fiss

ReverbNation contest winner #3: Thomas Fiss

June 30, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting and ReverbNation proudly present the third winner of our monthly songwriting contest – Californian pop idol and multi-instrumentalist Thomas…

Natalie Gelman

Interview: Natalie Gelman

June 18, 2013 in Features, Interviews

An opera-singing, roller-blading, blonde bombshell of a singer-songwriter who’s not afraid to busk her folk-pop on the subways of NYC…

Jess Morgan

Interview: Jess Morgan

June 12, 2013 in Features, Interviews

As she starts work on her third album, due next year, we catch up with rising Norfolk-based singer-songwriter Jess Morgan…

Tunde Baiyewu

Interview: Tunde Baiyewu

June 4, 2013 in Features, Interviews

The velvet-voiced Lighthouse Family singer-songwriter talks about going it alone, learning to write music online and collaborating with other writers…

Interview: Josef Salvat

June 2, 2013 in Features, Interviews

We meet a young Australian songwriter who’s out to show that great pop and intelligent lyrics needn’t be mutually exclusive…

ReverbNation contest winner #2: Madam West

May 30, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting and ReverbNation proudly present the second winners of our monthly songwriting contest – Brooklyn-based experimental pop trio Madam West…

Scarlette Fever

Interview: Scarlette Fever

May 14, 2013 in Features, Interviews

An ex-pop singer turned rock singer-songwriter on a mission, Scarlette’s a true Brit but equally at home across the Atlantic…

Book extract: Songwriting at the birth of rock & roll

May 14, 2013 in Features, Interviews

In this exclusive extract from his memoirs, veteran songwriter Andy Halmay reveals how he came to write for Carl Perkins…

Franka De Mille

Interview: Franka De Mille

May 9, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Parisian-educated, London-based singer-songwriter Franka’s compared to Kate Bush and Patti Smith, but she’s unique and yes, that’s her real name…

Julie Mar

Interview: Julie Mar

April 26, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Cigarette lighters aloft for the East Coast balladeer who wants to save the world, one emotionally-charged song at a time…

Vienna Ditto

Interview: Vienna Ditto

April 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

When it comes to songs, sometimes the old saying ‘keep it simple, stupid’ is good advice, say this UK duo…

ReverbNation contest winner #1: Abi

April 21, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting, in association with musicians’ social network ReverbNation, is delighted to present the first winner of our monthly songwriting contest…

Loren Benjamin

Interview: Loren Benjamin

April 17, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Fans of the piano-driven pop of Keane and Billy Joel should check out this emerging 23-year old singer-songwriter from Brooklyn…

Lisa Redford: Dealing with writer’s block

April 17, 2013 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

New monthly columnist Lisa Redford is a British singer-songwriter based in NYC. This month, she looks at tackling writer’s block…