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…


Classic Of The Week: Glen Campbell

October 15, 2017 in News

For this week’s classic tune we’ve selected a truly beautiful number from one of country music’s royal family. You’re welcome…

Austin Post

UK & US Songwriting Charts (6 – 21 Oct 2017)

October 14, 2017 in News

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic…

Pink's New Album Is Expected To Be A Success

Music Industry Predicts Pink Comeback Success

October 14, 2017 in News

RCA bigwig is backing the singer’s latest album to enter the charts in the Top 10 by targeting No 1…

Garry Christian

The Christians return to celebrate 30th anniversary

October 12, 2017 in News

The 80s soul-pop group celebrate three decades since their debut with ‘Sings & Strings’ greatest hits album and UK tour…

Elles Bailey will soon start the last leg of her UK tour

Elles Bailey gears up for final run of her 2017 UK & Ireland tour

October 10, 2017 in News

Bristol-based songwriter will head out on the last leg of her highly successful UK tour in just under two weeks…

McCartney Archive Collection

Complete a colourful McCartney collection

October 9, 2017 in News

The reissue of Sir Paul’s first eight multiple Grammy-winning Archive Collection titles will feature limited edition 180-gram colour vinyl pressings…

Valmara, valmara, valmara, flechettes

Classic Of The Week: At The Drive-In

October 8, 2017 in News

We’re back with another excellent classic and this week it’s by one of the finest post-hardcore acts of all time…

Ed Sheeran. Photo: Greg Williams

UK & US Songwriting Charts (29 Sep – 14 Oct 2017)

October 7, 2017 in News

Ed Sheeran continues to exceed expectations across our lists, as ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Perfect’ remain on the singles charts…