Gretchen Peters' Technique article in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Gretchen Peters on writing from your subconscious

January 17, 2020 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Inspired by a Winnie-the-Pooh quote, the country singer-songwriter outlines eight ways to invite your subconscious mind into the writing room…

Brett Leboff 'Channel Your Fear' technique in Songwriting Magazine

Brett Leboff on how to channel your fear

January 14, 2020 in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019, Tips & Techniques

Author of ‘Staying Sane In The Music Game’ encourages us to avoid negative thoughts and focus on our next creation…

How I wrote 'Just The Way I'm Feeling' by Feeder's Grant Nicholas

How I wrote ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’ by Feeder’s Grant Nicholas

January 13, 2020 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2015

The Welsh guitar band’s frontman and chief songwriter reflects on the creation of one of his rock group’s best-loved songs…

James Linderman Technique in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

What to do if you’re a ’lyrics-only’ writer

January 8, 2020 in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019, Tips & Techniques

Professional songwriting coach James Linderman was asked what to do if you can only write song lyrics. Here’s his answer……

Songwriting Magazine Winter 2019

Songwriting Magazine Winter 2019 issue out now

January 6, 2020 in Features, News, Songwriting Magazine, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2019

Our new edition features Miranda Lambert, Gordon Haskell, Shakespears Sister, Isobel Campbell, Kelvin Jones, Judy Collins, Keane, Editors and more…

Wallis Bird in Songwriting Magazine

Song Deconstructed: ‘As The River Flows’ by Wallis Bird

December 19, 2019 in Music, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Inspired by the plight of the Syrian refugees, the Irish singer-songwriter reveals how she created “a song to celebrate migration”…

Barry Hyde of The Futureheads' Songwriting Survival Kit

Barry Hyde of The Futureheads’ Songwriting Survival Kit

December 15, 2019 in Gear, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

The Sunderland post-punk band’s guitarist and vocalist, and self-professed muso, lifts the lid on the ingredients of his songwriting world…

Diary Of A Songwriter: Honeyblood

Diary Of A Songwriter: Stina Tweeddale

December 11, 2019 in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

The Honeyblood star reveals some of the startling inspirations behind her new album as we look back over its creation…

The Album That Changed Everything feature in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

The Album That Changed Everything (Summer 2019)

December 8, 2019 in Interviews, Music, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019

Some of our favourite past Songwriting interviewees reveal the seminal albums that have inspired them the most over the years…

Kiefer Sutherland

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland

November 24, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

Jack of all trades: not content with just saving the world, the ’24’ star is now making great music…

Ashley Monroe

Interview: Ashley Monroe

November 5, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

As a songwriter, solo artist and member of country supergroup Pistol Annies, the Southern songbird has found her sweet spot…

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…

Chris Difford in Songwriting Magazine

Interview: Chris Difford

October 23, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

We speak with the double Ivor Novello Award-winning lyricist and Squeeze co-founder about his life of creating, collaborating and comedy…

Sleeper's Louise Wener in Songwriting Magazine

Five minutes with… Sleeper’s Louise Wener

October 18, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

With the Britpop group rising from their lengthy slumber, we managed to have a quick chat with their iconic singer/guitarist…

Tim Burgess in Songwriting Magazine

Interview: Tim Burgess

October 14, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

We got to know the Salford-born singer-songwriter who you’ll recognise as the frontman of British indie rock band The Charlatans…

Howard Jones

Interview: Howard Jones

October 10, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

A defining figure of mid-80s synth-pop, Howard Jones reflects on his venerable career 35 years after his sudden transatlantic success…

Discover: Topic Records

Discover: Topic Records

October 1, 2019 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

On its 80-year anniversary, we explore the scene, icon and players associated with the oldest independent label in the world…

How I wrote 'Little Things'

How I wrote One Direction’s ‘Little Things’ by Fiona Bevan

September 29, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

The Suffolk-born singer-songwriter explains how she and Ed Sheeran made the little song that gave 1D another UK No 1…

How I wrote 'Connected' by Stereo MCs' Rob Birch

How I wrote ‘Connected’ by Stereo MCs’ Rob Birch

September 14, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2015

The frontman explains how their most famous song is a long and winding tale of riots, London buses and underpants…

How I wrote 'Silence Is Easy' by Starsailor

How I wrote ‘Silence Is Easy’ by Starsailor’s James Walsh

September 1, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2017

The indie band’s frontman on creating their two-chord, Phil Spector-produced hit single, and how easy it is to sing drunk!…

Scouting For Girls in Songwriting Magazine

How I wrote ‘She’s So Lovely’ by Scouting For Girls’ Roy Stride

August 27, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018

The pop-rock band’s frontman explains how their debut hit took two years of tweaking and “dicking around on the piano”…

How I wrote 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me' by Travis

How I wrote ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ by Travis’ Fran Healy

August 15, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

The Glaswegian frontman talks about piecing together their precipitative breakthrough hit single in the arid climes of Israel and Spain…