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…

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 '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…

How I wrote 'Forever Lost' by The Magic Numbers

How I wrote ‘Forever Lost’ by The Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart

July 30, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

The English pop-rockers’ songwriter tells us how their debut single managed to blend an uplifting melody with a darker lyric…

Timothy Showalter's Songwriting Survival Kit

Timothy Showalter’s Songwriting Survival Kit

July 25, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

The Indiana-based singer-songwriter behind acclaimed alt-rock outfit Strand Of Oaks takes us into his world and reveals his essential gear…

Jonathan Donahue: My Songwriting Hero, Bobbie Gentry

Jonathan Donahue: My Songwriting Hero, Bobbie Gentry

July 18, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

The frontman of psych-pop veterans Mercury Rev reveals his love for the Mississippi songwriter and why they reimagined her album…

Four strategies for improving your lyrics

Four strategies for improving your lyrics

July 10, 2019 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019, Tips & Techniques

Nashville songwriting coach Mark Cawley gives us an extract from his book ‘Song Journey’, offering some helpful advice for lyricists…

Geoff Wilkinson: how to win friends and collaborate

Geoff Wilkinson: how to win friends and collaborate

July 8, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019, Tips & Techniques

If you’re a vocalist/topliner looking for a collaboration, then the Us3 and YLD producer has some top tips for you…

The art of the performing songwriter

Dean Friedman on the art of the performing songwriter

July 3, 2019 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019, Tips & Techniques

In this extract from ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’, the chart-topping recording artist expounds the importance of producing an authentic live performance…

Lists & Opposites

Lists & Opposites

June 26, 2019 in Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019, Tips & Techniques

Founder of The Song Foundry, Ed Bell presents us with two powerful lyric-writing techniques: creating list lyrics and using contrast…

Diary of Ruarri Joseph

Diary Of A Songwriter: Ruarri Joseph

June 23, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

The William The Conqueror frontman delves back into his family history to chronicle the evolution of a deeply personal song…

The Album That Changed Everything (Spring 2019)

The Album That Changed Everything (Spring 2019)

June 20, 2019 in Interviews, Music, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

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

Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019 edition out now

April 30, 2019 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2019

Our latest issue features Kiefer Sutherland, Ashley Monroe, Chris Difford, Howard Jones, Tim Burgess, Nile Rodgers, Fiona Bevan and more…