The War On Drugs

The War On Drugs top BBC 6 Music albums of the year list

December 20, 2014 in News

Philadelphia indie-rockers take the No 1 slot on a list of 2014 albums selected by BBC digital radio station presenters…

Propellerhead Discover

Make music together using Propellerhead’s new free service

December 19, 2014 in Gear, News

Users of Reason, Figure and Take will be able to share, discover and collaborate with other musicians, songwriters and producers…


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Black And White TV’ by Ménage

December 18, 2014 in Music, News

This week’s exclusive first listen comes from a talented trio of Portuguese siblings who are now based in Toronto, Canada…

Grammy Museum

27 records added to Grammy Hall of Fame

December 17, 2014 in News

This year’s additions to the archive include records by Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan and many more…

Hohner A+ student bluegrass instruments — banjo and mandolin

New additions to Hohner’s A+ bluegrass range

December 16, 2014 in Gear, News

Hohner Inc. is expanding its A+ line of student guitars to include uniquely styled bluegrass instruments – banjos and mandolins…

Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse reveal album plans

December 15, 2014 in News

Fan page reveals details of the US indie faves’ new album ‘Stranger To Ourselves’ as a trailer single emerges online…

Spotify 2014

Spotify allows you to see your year in music

December 14, 2014 in News

Spotify has added a new function that allows you to see the music that’s caught your year during the year…

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher says songwriting teams are ‘ruining music’

December 13, 2014 in News

Noel Gallagher has taken to BBC Radio Four to claim that artists that employ a songwriting team are destroying music…

Pharrell Williams - 'Happy' video

Pharrell’s Happy about inaugural BBC Music Awards

December 12, 2014 in News

Ed Sheeran is crowned Best British Artist but Pharrell Williams takes the Best International Artist and Song Of The Year…


EXCLUSIVE! ‘The Money’ by Husband

December 11, 2014 in Music, News

Thursday is track exclusive day here at Songwriting. This week’s offering comes from blues-inspired Australian songwriter Husband, AKA Michael Paolino…

frank sinatra and bob dylan

Dylan announces album of Sinatra songs

December 10, 2014 in News

Bob Dylan’s next album ‘Shadows In The Night’ (due February) will see him ‘uncovering’ songs made famous by Frank Sinatra…


Morrissey has written his next album

December 9, 2014 in News

Morrissey has announced that the writing’s been completed for his 11th solo album, with recording expected to begin next February…

Elvis Costello to tour UK in 2015

December 7, 2014 in News

The Brit songwriting legend’s ‘Detour Tour’ will take in 21 dates across the UK in May and June next year…


2015 Grammy nominations announced

December 6, 2014 in News

The Grammy nominations have been announced, with UK songwriter Sam Smith and US pop mega star Beyoncé each receiving multiple…

Shure 5575LE Unidyne microphone

Shure celebrates anniversary with new Unidyne mic

December 5, 2014 in Gear, News

75 years of the 55 Unidyne is marked by the 5575LE – a limited edition of the classic cardioid dynamic…

James Bay

James Bay wins Critics’ Choice Brit award

December 4, 2014 in News

The 24-year-old Hertfordshire-born singer-songwriter James Bay has scooped the prestigious Critics’ Choice award after releasing just three EPs to date…

Paul Weller

Paul Weller to tour the UK’s ‘often missed’ venues

December 3, 2014 in News

Iconic songwriter Paul Weller announces he will embark on a 2015 tour of the UK’s ‘often missed’ towns and cities…

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie announced for Glastonbury 2015

December 2, 2014 in News

Lionel Richie is the first act to be officially announced for next year’s Glastonbury, playing the legendary teatime veteran slot…

Peter Kelly

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Tailwind’ by Peter Kelly

December 1, 2014 in Music, News

This week’s exclusive track comes from an artist that True Radio have been calling “the Bruce Springsteen of our generation”…

My Favourite Time Of Year by The Florin Street Band

Christmas song contest winner to hit UK TV

November 30, 2014 in News

The song which won the festive section of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest will be ITV’s Text Santa Appeal theme…

Joanna Gruesome

Joanna Gruesome win Welsh Music Prize

November 29, 2014 in News

Welsh noise prophets fail to be reviled in their native land as they snap up country’s most prestigious music prize…

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain documentary to hit UK cinemas next spring

November 28, 2014 in News

Brett Morgan has confirmed that his Kurt Cobain documentary will receive a UK theatrical release in the spring of 2015…