Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2019

Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2019 issue out now

October 31, 2019 in Features, News, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2019

Our new edition features Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones, Shirley Manson, Rob Thomas, P.P. Arnold, Natasha Bedingfield, Squeeze, OMD, Midland and more…

Fender Electric XII

Fender revives its 60s 12-string classic guitar

September 15, 2019 in Gear, News

Arriving in 1965, the Electric XII was aimed at folk-rock musicians and it can be heard on ‘Stairway To Heaven’…

Unsigned Only announces winners of annual contest

September 8, 2019 in Competitions, News

Anna Wolf has been crowned the winner of 2019’s Unsigned Only music competition, becoming the first South African to win…

Oasis

Oasis podcast offers eye-witness accounts of seminal album

August 31, 2019 in News

Contributions from friends, fans, musicians and the band’s inner circle shine a light on the chaotic genius of ‘Definitely Maybe’…

Gary Numan

Classic Gary Numan albums re-released

August 25, 2019 in Music, News

Beggars Arkive will release two special collections of rarities to mark the 40th anniversary of ‘Replicas’ and ‘The Pleasure Principle’…

'London Calling' by The Clash

The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ exhibition comes to the capital

August 17, 2019 in Events, News

Joe Strummer’s writer’s block, a change in musical direction and Paul Simonon’s famous photograph. It’s 40 years of ‘London Calling’…

Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019 issue out now

August 12, 2019 in Features, News, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Our new edition features Black Francis, Jamie Cullum, Gabriella Cilmi, Guy Chambers, Grant Nicholas, Jenna Andrews, Gretchen Peters and more…

Skin

Still time to enter Women In Music Awards 2019

August 11, 2019 in Competitions, Events, News

It’s not too late for submissions and to have a say on who should be recognised at this year’s event…

Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland

Organisers pull the plug on Woodstock 50

August 4, 2019 in Events, News

The verdict many fans had been anticipating has finally been confirmed, the festival has been cancelled with various reasons given…

Anna Calvi

Guitars and rap dominate 2019 Mercury Prize shortlist

July 27, 2019 in Competitions, News

Twelve highly emotive albums have been selected from 200 to make up the shortlist of the 2019 Mercury Prize final…

Dave Davies

The Kinks are back in the studio

July 20, 2019 in News

Dave Davies lifts the lid and teases details of what the band is working on, now they are back together…

Endlesss creator Tim Exile is looking to revolutionise music-making. Pic: Flickr

Music startup Endlesss takes investment to next stage

July 13, 2019 in Gear, News

Award winning app receives more funding in its bid to develop the next generation music-creation workflow for songwriters and producers…

Coldplay

International Songwriting Competition judges announced

July 6, 2019 in Competitions, News

ISC reveals its 2019 judging panel and, as usual, it includes some of music’s most talented artists and industry executives…

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden release more reissues

June 29, 2019 in Music, News

Parlophone Records have announced they will be reissuing special editions of the English heavy metal band’s 1992-2000 back catalogue…

Katie Kittermaster

UK Songwriting Contest 2019 opens for entries

June 22, 2019 in Competitions, News

Songwriters worldwide can enter the competition to have the chance of winning writing sessions with Stuart Epps and Mark Cawley…

Prince

Relax: New survey settles music’s best year debate

June 15, 2019 in News

1984 voted as the best year for music according to an independent study carried out by a British radio station…

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood breaks record at CMT Music Awards

June 8, 2019 in Events, News

There was plenty to celebrate at this year’s Country Music Television Awards with record-breaking artists and audiences drawing high praise…

SongFest 2019

Discounted tickets for SongFest 2019 in Wareham and Crewe

June 4, 2019 in Events, Festivals, News

Songwriting Magazine is proud to be sponsoring ‘a micro-music-festival that celebrates really good songs and the folks who write them’…

HMV announces Vinyl Week details

June 1, 2019 in Events, News

As HMV prepares to celebrate Vinyl Week, the company’s focus towards the platform is positively affecting profit margins in 2019…

Richard Ashcroft

Ivor Novello Awards 2019: Richard Ashcroft settles dispute and winners in full

May 25, 2019 in Events, News

Bitter Sweet Symphony song royalties will be paid to The Verve’s frontman as long battle finally comes to an end…

Black Deer Festival and Orange Amps competition

Orange Amps and Black Deer Festival competition

May 18, 2019 in Competitions, Gear, News

There’s still time to enter for the chance to win a £1,000 guitar amplifier and play at the Kent-based festival…

Isaac Hayes

Reissues to celebrate 50 years of Stax and Black Music Month

May 10, 2019 in Music, News

Craft Recordings’ campaign to honour Memphis soul music will include three Record Store Day exclusives, vinyl releases and digital reissues.…