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 Institute LA IMSTA FESTA

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

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…

Isle Of Wight Festival crowd

Isle of Wight Festival launches ‘Live And Unsigned’ contest

February 23, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

The competition will see British unsigned acts vie to perform on the festival’s main stage alongside Queen, Stereophonics and Faithless…

Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

Max Martin to receive Polar Music Prize

February 11, 2016 in Competitions, Events, News

The Swedish hit songwriter and the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli will be awarded the 2016 prize, founded by ABBA’s Stig Anderson…

Charlie Andrew

MPG honours the year’s production talents

February 5, 2016 in Events, News

More awards news as Charlie Andrew received the top prize at this week’s annual Music Producers Guild Awards ceremony Producer…

Danny George Wilson

First UK Americana Awards takes place

February 4, 2016 in Events, News

Danny And The Champions Of The World and Gretchen Peters were big winners at the inaugural ceremony held last night…

First Aid Kit

Americana Albums Chart launches in UK

January 28, 2016 in Events, News

Official Charts Company starts UK rundown of top-selling Americana music, and First Aid Kit made 2015’s biggest selling Americana LP…

Prince

Prince, a piano and a microphone

January 16, 2016 in Events, News

Tickets go on sale for an intimate gala event at Prince’s Paisley Park in Minnesota, taking place on 21 January…

Edwyn Collins

Songwriters to perform In The Round

January 13, 2016 in Events, News

Edwyn Collins, Gaz Coombes, John Cale and more to play ‘In the Round’ – an intimate concert series at London’s…