Songwriting Autumn 2018 music reviews

‘Natural Rebel’ by Richard Ashcroft (Album)

November 19, 2018 in Music, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Songwriting Magazine Autumn’s album of the issue is the fifth solo long-player from the former Verve frontman, released on RPA/BMG…

Introducing Cha:dy and Eoin Glackin

Introducing… Eoin Glackin

November 15, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

This rising Irish alt-country singer and songwriter draws on Johnny Cash and Beck to explore the fleeting nature of life…

How I wrote Bristol

How I wrote Bristol

November 11, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Eight local songwriters, including Roger Cook and Beki Bondage, tell the stories behind some of our home city’s classic songs…

The Album That Changed Everything

The Album That Changed Everything (Autumn 2018)

November 9, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

A choice selection of our recent interviewees reveal the seminal albums that have inspired them the most over the years…

Roo Panes

Diary Of A Songwriter: Roo Panes

November 6, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The Dorset singer-songwriter journals a week of writing, mixing and taking a trip to a farm in search of inspiration…

Roger Greenaway

How I wrote ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing’ by Roger Greenaway

November 4, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The acclaimed songwriter explains how the song ended up soundtracking a famous Coca-Cola TV ad and became a million-selling hit…

I Believe In A Thing Called Love

How I wrote ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins

November 2, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Inspired by his dad’s love of cars, The Darkness frontman hit the overdrive button to launch his rock band’s career…

Writing in character

Five tips for effective writing in character

October 30, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018, Tips & Techniques

Drawing on his experience of writing and directing a full staged musical, Steve Kopandy shares his advice on crafting songs…

Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier on the ideal writing session

October 28, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018, Tips & Techniques

One-third of Motown hitmaking trio Holland-Dozier-Holland explains how to create the perfect collaborative environment and write songs as a team…

Vocal warm up exercises

10 vocal warm up exercises

October 25, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018, Tips & Techniques

Our regular contributor, performing songwriter and singing coach, Lisa Redford, shares her favourite vocal warm-up techniques to get you going…

Paul Smith's Songwriting Survival Kit

Paul Smith’s Songwriting Survival Kit

October 23, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The singer from British indie rock group Maxïmo Park talks us through the items that he can’t possibly live without…

Zucchero: My Songwriting Hero, Bono

Zucchero: My Songwriting Hero

October 21, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The ‘father of Italian blues’ waxes lyrical about his great friend and frequent collaborator; the lead singer of U2, Bono…

Courtney Marie Andrews

Interview: Courtney Marie Andrews

October 19, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The award-winning Arizonan singer-songwriter talks about her folk heroes, her life on the road and of “living in a record”…

Yoko Ono

Five Minutes With… Yoko Ono

October 16, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Peace activist, artist provocateur, Beatle wife… Songwriter? In our latest edition, we enjoy a quick chat with this iconic figure…

Boz Scaggs

Interview: Boz Scaggs

October 15, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist talks about the challenges of collaborating, selecting tracks, and making a song your own…

Gabrielle

Interview: Gabrielle

October 13, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Returning with her first new album in over a decade, she’s ready to reclaim her place at pop’s top table…

Macy Gray

Interview: Macy Gray

October 10, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The release of her new album ‘Ruby’ gives us a chance to explore the inner workings of this iconic artist…

Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018 out now

October 7, 2018 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Our latest edition features Macy Gray, Yoko Ono, Gabrielle, Boz Scaggs, Courtney Marie Andrews, Lamont Dozier, The Darkness and more…