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…


Songwriting & Bristol Pride present… is less than 48 hours away

May 19, 2015 in Events, News

This Wednesday sees Songwriting Magazine and Bristol Pride unite to offer songwriters the chance to play at Bristol Pride Festival…

Songwriting Live at The Water Rats, London

Songwriting Live @ The Water Rats, London (2 April ’15)

April 18, 2015 in Events, Songwriting Live

Our second live showcase at London’s Water Rats saw killer sets from Jesse Gamage, Sadie Jemmett and The Doppler Shift…

The Doppler Shift

Success Express returns with FAC drop-in session and showcase

March 27, 2015 in Events, News, Songwriting Live

On Thursday, London’s The Water Rats hosts another live show and artist session by the FAC, Success Express and Songwriting…

The Handsome Family

Live review: The Handsome Family, Bristol (13 March ’15)

March 18, 2015 in Events

A regal hall provided an oddly fitting setting for macabre masters The Handsome Family to wow their delighted Bristol crowd…

Dave Stewart at the MPG Awards 2015

Music Producers Guild announces 2015 award winners

February 13, 2015 in Events, News

Paul Epworth is Producer Of The Year again and Dave Stewart is honoured for his Outstanding Contribution To UK Music…

FAC, Success Express and Songwriting live at The Water Rats (29 January ’15)

February 9, 2015 in Events, Features

Ed O’Brien, Mark Kelly and a host of new talent were on hand to help reopen this legendary London venue…

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien to host the inaugural ‘Artist Drop-In Session’

Ed O’Brien and Songwriting Magazine is a recipe for Success

January 21, 2015 in Events, News

Radiohead guitarist’s due to host inaugural London ‘Artist Drop-In Session’ for the FAC, in association with Success Express and Songwriting…

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

John Lennon Education Tour Bus gets funky at NAMM

January 17, 2015 in Events, News

Lennon Bus kicks off its 18th year with funk legend George Clinton and songwriting contest winners at US music conference…


Morrissey announces UK tour

January 12, 2015 in Events, News

Everyone’s favourite LA-based Mancunian miserablist will be playing seven arena dates in March, fans will doubtless be delighted to hear…

Martin Callingham live at the Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol

Live review: Martin Callingham

December 15, 2014 in Events

Ahead of the release of his debut solo record, Martin Callingham treats Bristol’s Alma Tavern Theatre to an intimate performance…

Songwriting Live 28 Oct 2014

Live review: Songwriting Live, Bristol (28 October ’14)

November 16, 2014 in Events, Songwriting Live

Our series of regular songwriter showcases and Q&A sessions continues in the intimate surroundings of The Fringe Bar in Bristol…

Fleetwood Mac announce European tour

November 10, 2014 in Events, News

Fleetwood Mac announce a European tour with UK dates – and it seems the rumours about Glastonbury just won’t die…

Songwriting Live

Live review: Songwriting Live (30 Sept ’14)

October 24, 2014 in Events

On 30 September, Songwriting Live once again saw six of the southwest’s finest singer-songwriters performing at the Fringe Bar in…

Songwriting Live

Songwriting Live, Bristol (28 Oct’14)

October 3, 2014 in Events, Songwriting Live

Our series of regular songwriter showcases and Q&A sessions continues in the intimate surroundings of Clifton’s Fringe Bar in Bristol…

Wayne Hussey

Live review: Wayne Hussey

September 27, 2014 in Events

Songwriting heads to Bristol Bierkeller to check out a one-man show by The Mission frontman and goth legend Wayne Hussey…