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…