Doc'n Roll Film Festival

The Doc‘n Roll Film Festival returns

October 1, 2016 in Events, News

Various London venues will host a diverse selection of music documentaries, some shortlisted for the Best Music Doc 2016 prize…

Tim Rice

Go cruising with Sir Tim Rice

September 29, 2016 in Events, News

‘An Evening with Tim Rice’ will see the acclaimed lyricist taking Seabourn’s luxury cruise ship passengers on a musical journey…

Christine and The Queens

AIM 2016 Awards winners announced

September 7, 2016 in Events, News

Christine and The Queens, Adele, Roisin Murphy, Stormzy and Slade among those celebrated at the independent music association’s annual bash…

Bands @ NAMM 2017

Want to perform at NAMM 2017?

August 6, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

Bands @ NAMM program gives artists the chance to play one of 150 live performances on one of five stages…

Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival

Grammy Award-winning songwriters return to Kentucky

July 16, 2016 in Events, News

The 7th annual Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival in Henderson, KY will feature shows by more than 30 acclaimed songwriters…

Syd Barrett

New Syd Barrett film announced

July 6, 2016 in Events, News

10 years after his passing, a documentary celebrating the life of Pink Floyd’s songwriter will premiere at Cambridge Film Festival…

Summer NAMM

Summer NAMM 2016 gets rocking

June 23, 2016 in Events, News

Nashville’s annual celebration of gear and music kicks off with performers including The Charlie Daniels Band and Craig Wayne Boyd…

Gretchen Peters. Pic: Gina Binkley

Gretchen Peters to share her songwriting secrets

June 19, 2016 in Events, News

The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee is coming to Scotland’s capital next month to run a two-day songwriting workshop…

Live review: Bearded Theory festival (27-29 May ’16)

June 8, 2016 in Events, Features

This overlooked gem on the UK festival circuit impressed again with a host of big alt-rock, indie and reggae names…

Pro7ect Songwriters Retreat

Date set for next Pro7ect songwriters retreat

June 6, 2016 in Events, News

Fourth annual songwriting event in Brighton is confirmed for 2017 with Brand New Heavies producer Andrew Levy already lined up…

Billy Bragg

Thumbs up for busking in London

May 27, 2016 in Events, News

Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Corinne Bailey Rae and Jack Savoretti are among the stars backing the Busk In London Festival…

Music facility at Monkton Combe school

Go to bootcamp with Funnel Music

May 26, 2016 in Events, News

In association with Songwriting Magazine, artist development start-up Funnel Music is running a new three-day residential bootcamp for emerging songwriters…


SAE Los Angeles to host IMSTA FESTA 2016

May 9, 2016 in Events, News

The Institute’s LA campus is the venue for this weekend’s free music technology event, with networking, learning and songwriting competition…

The Wonder Stuff

The Gigantic Indie festival returns

May 6, 2016 in Events, News

The Manchester all-dayer is back for a third year running, featuring The Wonder Stuff, Jesus Jones, BMX Bandits and more…

The Desert Trip

Legendary line-up confirmed for Desert Trip

May 4, 2016 in Events, News

The Stones, Dylan, McCartney, Young, Waters and The Who set to play across one weekend festival in California this October…

Summer NAMM Music Industry Day

NAMM announces Music Industry Day

May 3, 2016 in Events, News

Songwriters, musicians and recording professionals are invited to experience the Summer NAMM trade show in Nashville on Saturday 25 June…

Dean Friedman

Dean Friedman to teach songwriting in France

May 2, 2016 in Events, News

The quirky 70s singer-songwriter will again operate his four-day residential summer workshops, with one-to-one tuition, at a farmhouse in Carcassonne…

Make Music Day 2016

Make Music Day 2016 announced

April 15, 2016 in Events, News

The annual international Fête de la Musique coinciding with the summer solstice, encourages people to experience the pleasure of music-making…

CMA Songwriters Series: McAnally, Lambert, Monroe and Worsham

Live review: CMA Songwriters Series at The O2, London (10 March ’16)

March 15, 2016 in Events, Features

A stripped-back and intimate evening with five of country music’s finest songwriters was the perfect showcase for their rich talents…

Katie Melua

Katie Melua announces tour with Georgian choir

March 1, 2016 in Events, News

The singer-songwriter plans a special winter concert series with the 23-piece Gori Women’s Choir – a “completely unique vocal orchestra”…


Muse to headline Glastonbury (again)

February 26, 2016 in Events, News

Matt Bellamy and co will headline on Friday night, joining Coldplay and PJ Harvey at the top of the bill…

Brits 2016

BRIT Awards 2016 takes place

February 25, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

David Bowie honoured, with Coldplay, Björk and James Bay among the winners, but Adele dominates by taking home four awards…