Vagabon

Interview: Vagabon

December 7, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

Infinite songwriting wisdom: at the end of last year we highlighted the brilliant Laetitia ‘Vagabon’ Tamko as a breakthrough artist…

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…

Ask The Experts - Paul Gray

Ask The Experts: Paul Gray of the MU

November 30, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017, Tips & Techniques

We put some frequently-asked questions on royalty splits and songwriters’ rights to The Damned bassist and Musicians’ Union regional officer…

How I wrote 'MMMBop' by Hanson

How I wrote ‘MMMBop’ by Hanson

November 27, 2018 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

Isaac Hanson, the eldest of the sibling trio, tells the story of his group’s chart-topping blockbuster with the super-catchy chorus…

Boogie Wonderland

How I wrote ‘Boogie Wonderland’ by Allee Willis

November 25, 2018 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

The disco classic from Earth, Wind & Fire might have sounded very different if it wasn’t for Allee Willis’ insistence…

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…

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…

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…

Introducing Cha:dy and Eoin Glackin

Introducing… Eoin Glackin

November 15, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

This rising Irish alt-country singer and songwriter draws on Johnny Cash and Beck to explore the fleeting nature of life…

How I wrote Bristol

How I wrote Bristol

November 11, 2018 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Eight local songwriters, including Roger Cook and Beki Bondage, tell the stories behind some of our home city’s classic songs…

The Album That Changed Everything

The Album That Changed Everything (Autumn 2018)

November 9, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

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…

Roo Panes

Diary Of A Songwriter: Roo Panes

November 6, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The Dorset singer-songwriter journals a week of writing, mixing and taking a trip to a farm in search of inspiration…

Roger Greenaway

How I wrote ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing’ by Roger Greenaway

November 4, 2018 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The acclaimed songwriter explains how the song ended up soundtracking a famous Coca-Cola TV ad and became a million-selling hit…

I Believe In A Thing Called Love

How I wrote ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins

November 2, 2018 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Inspired by his dad’s love of cars, The Darkness frontman hit the overdrive button to launch his rock band’s career…

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…

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…