Songwriters Stand Up To Cancer

January 5, 2016 in Events, News

Kodaline, James Morrison, Seafret, Dagny, and Daniel James are to perform at London’s Union Chapel for the charity fundraising campaign…

UK Americana Awards 2016

UK Americana Awards nominations revealed

December 15, 2015 in Competitions, Events, News

The nominations shortlist is announced ahead of the first UK Americana Awards taking place in Hackney, London on 3 February…

BRITs Critics’ Choice shortlist revealed

November 24, 2015 in Events, News

Three artists nominated for the honour could follow in the footsteps of Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and someone called Adele…

Prince

Prince announces UK live dates

November 11, 2015 in Events, News

His Purple Highness will play stripped-down shows in Glasgow, London and Birmingham later this month as part of European tour…

The Stone Roses 2016

The Stone Roses set to return again

November 3, 2015 in Events, News

The Madchester band confirm another two homecoming shows at the Etihad Stadium in June 2016, with tickets on sale Friday…

K-Syran

Metropolis Studios to host live session

November 1, 2015 in Events, News

This Tuesday sees another artist showcase night at the London recording studio, featuring Ivan Proctor, Natalie Shay, K-Syran and rumHoney…

Tony Arata

Frank Brown Songwriters’ Festival draws near

October 25, 2015 in Events, News

Early November sees over 200 songwriters perform in Pensacola and venues along the Gulf Coast during the 31st annual festival…

Mercury Rev

Live review: Mercury Rev at Trinity Centre, Bristol (5 Oct ’15)

October 12, 2015 in Events

A career-spanning set of atmospheric dream pop seamlessly balanced old favourites with songs from latest record ‘The Light In You’…

Shure Vocal Mastery

Shure announces new vocal contest

September 27, 2015 in Competitions, Events, Gear, News

The mic manufacturer’s European arm begins a Vocal Mastery competition to win gear, an ACM masterclass and Metropolis Studios session…

St Vincent

Line-up for Neil Young benefit shows revealed

September 15, 2015 in Events, News

St Vincent, Dixie Chicks and Ryan Adams are among those who’ll play the annual Bridge School Benefit Concert next month…

Camp Bestival 2015

Live review: Camp Bestival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

September 10, 2015 in Events, Features

The award-winning family festival goes ‘wild’ at Dorset’s Lulworth Castle, with Kaiser Chiefs, Wretch 32, Alison Moyet and The Shires…

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

The crazy world of brain music with Arthur Brown

September 6, 2015 in Events, News

‘The God of Hell Fire’ plans to make the world’s first musical performance with his brain at this weekend’s Bestival…

Joan Armatrading, Cambridge Folk Festival

Live review: Cambridge Folk Festival (30 Jul – 2 Aug ’15)

August 18, 2015 in Events, Features, Festivals

Songwriting saunters along to Cherry Hinton Hall for one of the friendliest festivals, featuring a wide array of folk talent…

ACM & Metropolis Studios

Metropolis Studios champions unsigned artists

August 14, 2015 in Events, News

The West London recording studio facility joins forces with Academy Of Contemporary Music to launch the talent showcase Metropolis Rising…

Patti Smith

Patti Smith and Thom Yorke battle climate change

July 13, 2015 in Events, News

Along with RHCP’s Flea, pair will play a 4 December concert in Paris to coincide with UN climate change summit…

Bristol Pride Day

One week to go till Bristol Pride

July 4, 2015 in Events, News

With Bristol Pride Day only seven days away, we give you a run down on just what can be expected…

Sunset Songwriting Festival

SongTown & Nashville Unplugged launch songwriting festival

June 15, 2015 in Events, Festivals, News

Nashville and LA industry pros will connect songwriters, publishers and producers during a three-day event of workshops, performances and networking…

V Festival

Win a set at V Festival 2015

June 13, 2015 in Competitions, Events, News

A forthcoming battle of the bands competition will put one lucky act on the line-up of the major UK festival…

Live review: Bearded Theory festival, Derbyshire (22-24 May ’15)

June 12, 2015 in Events, Features

Songwriting takes a trip to the Derbyshire countryside to enjoy a weekend of ‘heritage’ alt-rock and a lot more besides……

Aidan Reid - Young Songwriter 2015

Young Songwriters of 2015 are revealed

June 11, 2015 in Events, News

Winners of Song Academy’s annual songwriting competition for 7-18 year olds are announced and will perform live at Westfield, London…

Jonathan Jackson

Live review: Jonathan Jackson + Enation, Nashville (22 May ’15)

May 25, 2015 in Events

An adoring Nashville crowd provided the perfect opportunity for the actor and his band to show what they’re made of…

Sandie Shaw

Songwriting Live @ The Water Rats, London (30 April ’15)

May 19, 2015 in Events, Songwriting Live

Our showcase at London’s Water Rats welcomed 60s legend Sandie Shaw, with performances from Paulaa, McGoozer and Little Brother Eli…