Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier on the ideal writing session

October 28, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018, Tips & Techniques

One-third of Motown hitmaking trio Holland-Dozier-Holland explains how to create the perfect collaborative environment and write songs as a team…

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…

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…

Zucchero: My Songwriting Hero, Bono

Zucchero: My Songwriting Hero, Bono

October 21, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The ‘father of Italian blues’ waxes lyrical about his great friend and frequent collaborator; the lead singer of U2, Bono…

Courtney Marie Andrews

Interview: Courtney Marie Andrews

October 19, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The award-winning Arizonan singer-songwriter talks about her folk heroes, her life on the road and of “living in a 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…

Yoko Ono

Five Minutes With… Yoko Ono

October 16, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Peace activist, artist provocateur, Beatle wife… Songwriter? In our latest edition, we enjoy a quick chat with this iconic figure…

Boz Scaggs

Interview: Boz Scaggs

October 15, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist talks about the challenges of collaborating, selecting tracks, and making a song your own…

Gabrielle

Interview: Gabrielle

October 13, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Returning with her first new album in over a decade, she’s ready to reclaim her place at pop’s top table…

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…

Macy Gray

Interview: Macy Gray

October 10, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The release of her new album ‘Ruby’ gives us a chance to explore the inner workings of this iconic artist…

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…

The Album That Changed Everything

The Album That Changed Everything (Summer 2018)

September 25, 2018 in Interviews, Music, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

A choice selection of our recent interviewees reveal the seminal albums that have inspired them the most over the years…

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…

Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Phillips

Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Phillips

September 23, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

The topliner plots a few busy weeks, taking in London and LA, and judging an Ivor Novello along the way…

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…

How I wrote 'JCB' by Nizlopi

How I wrote ‘JCB’ by Nizlopi’s Luke Concannon

September 16, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

We learn all about the effortless birth of the quirky, million-selling No 1 single about Luke’s digger-driving dad ‘Bruce Lee’…

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…

How I wrote Whitney Houston's 'Run To You' in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

How I wrote Whitney Houston’s ‘Run To You’ by Jud Friedman & Allan Rich

September 10, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

How one of the lucky few original songs to appear on ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack was inspired by a real break-up…

Travis' Fran Healy

Interview: Travis’ Fran Healy

September 9, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

The Scottish group’s frontman and talismanic songwriter talks about telling the truth, being “the shittest” and making ‘The Man Who’…

Graham Nash in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Interview: Graham Nash

September 7, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

Having spent much of his life in two of the world’s biggest bands, he’s enjoying some time on his own…