Malcolm Young

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies

November 18, 2017 in News

Australian guitarist and songwriter passes away peacefully at home, at the age of 64, after a long battle with dementia…

DIY Access Guide

Improving deaf and disabled people’s access to music

November 17, 2017 in News

DIY Access Guide shows people how they can make live music venues more accessible for disabled music fans and artists…


Fleetwood Mac reissuing self-titled 1975 album

November 16, 2017 in News

The legendary British-American rock group will reissue their tenth studio album next January, before embarking on their farewell world tour…

Yamaha APX600 and CPX600

Yamaha updates acoustic electric guitars

November 15, 2017 in Gear, News

The APX600 and CPX600 models keep construction and electronics of their predecessors, but offer enhancements in looks, sound and playability…


T-Swizzle touring the US next year

November 14, 2017 in News

Following the release of her sixth studio LP, ‘Reputation’, Taylor Swift has announced she’ll embark on a 2018 US tour…

Without Warning album cover

UK & US Songwriting Charts (3-18 Nov 2017)

November 13, 2017 in News

Rap trio Shayaa, Leland and Kiari dominate this week’s hotlist following the release of their new collaborative album ‘Without Warning’…

"It's cold outside and the paint's peeling off of my walls"

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…