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Classic Of The Week: Tubeway Army

November 12, 2017 in News

Our sublime autumn cover star, Gary Numan, provides a blinding slice of new wave synth-pop for this week’s frosty classic…

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello releases single written for film

November 11, 2017 in News

New song ‘You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way’ was made for forthcoming movie ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’…

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch announces European tour and LP

November 10, 2017 in News

LA hard-rockers release greatest hits album, ‘A Decade Of Destruction’, on 1 December and support it with a European tour…

Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley is Country Music Awards’ Songwriter of the Year

November 8, 2017 in News

Ashley Gorley is named Songwriter of the Year for a record fifth time at this year’s ASCAP Country Music Awards…


Planning risks Bristol music venue’s closure

November 7, 2017 in News

‘Woefully inadequate’ noise assessment carried out on Thekla during application for development risks the closure of Bristol’s iconic music venue…

Future aka Nayvadius Wilburn. Photo: The Come Up Show/Creative Commons

UK & US Songwriting Charts (27 Oct-11 Nov 2017)

November 6, 2017 in News

After earning the highest charting collaborative album in over two years, Nayvadius Wilburn returns to our list of top songwriters…

I've got your picture She's got you

Classic Of The Week: Patsy Cline

November 5, 2017 in News

Brokenhearted? Feeling as though the earth below your feet has turned to dust? Then this week’s classic is for you…

Sainsburys Own Label vinylresized

Sainsbury’s launches own vinyl range

November 4, 2017 in News

Following success in vinyl sales, Sainsbury’s becomes the first supermarket chain in the UK to establish a record label imprint…

Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2017

Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2017 out now

November 3, 2017 in Features, News

Our latest issue features Gary Numan, Tori Amos, The Waterboys, The Darkness, Starsailor, Shelly Peiken, Nerina Pallot and much more…

Ed Sheeran

Music stars unite to End The Silence

November 2, 2017 in News

Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Paul Weller are among songwriters sharing their musical memories online, for children suffering in orphanages…

Post Malone

UK & US Songwriting Charts (20 Oct-4 Nov 2017)

November 1, 2017 in News

Austin Post continues the ‘Rockstar’ climb on the US chart as the songwriter benefits from a clever YouTube monetisation hack…

Hans Zimmer was “starstruck” by Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood.

Jonny Greenwood had Hans Zimmer seeing stars

October 30, 2017 in News

Phenomenally successful film score composer said he was starstruck when working with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood on ‘Blue Planet II’ soundtrack…

Every night you stay, I'll be watching you

Classic Of The Week: The Police

October 29, 2017 in News

Our latest classic of the week is a song that will resonate with fans of the truly sublime, ‘Stranger Things’…


Titan Crane to act as venue and instrument at Sonica Festival

October 28, 2017 in News

Musician and composer Michael Begg will climb to heady heights to perform his unusual composition at this year’s Sonica Festival…

Fats Domino

Legendary musician Fats Domino dies

October 25, 2017 in News

The rock and roll pioneering New Orleanian singer-songwriter and pianist has died of natural causes at the age of 89…

Noel won’t be listening to Liam’s album

Noel won’t be listening to Liam’s album

October 24, 2017 in News

The former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher says that he is “not a fan” of Liam Gallagher’s solo work…

BBC Music Introducing... Amplify

Live review: Amplify, ExCel London (6-8 Oct 2017)

October 23, 2017 in Events, News

Our columnist Lisa Redford reports back from BBC Music’s recent inaugural event for musicians hoping to break into the industry…

Spice Girls 2 Become 1

Classic Of The Week: Spice Girls

October 22, 2017 in News

For this week’s classic, we have picked one of the most recognizable pop songs of the 90s. You’re welcome, folks…

Liam Gallagher

UK & US Songwriting Charts (13 – 28 Oct 2017)

October 21, 2017 in News

This week’s round-up of the Top 10 songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic includes some new, but familiar, names…


Brighter Sound presents Both Sides Now project

October 21, 2017 in News

The Manchester organisation launches a project to reduce the gender gap, while helping female musicians in the north of England…

Bryan Adams

The ultimate Bryan Adams collection?

October 18, 2017 in News

The renowned purveyor of feel-good rock’n’roll and big ballads offers up his hits and first new songs in two years…

No Doubt Reissue Debut Album

No Doubt to reissue their debut LP on vinyl

October 17, 2017 in News

The band’s self-titled 1992 debut album will get the vinyl reissue treatment to mark its 25th anniversary, this coming November…