ATCE Winter 2018

The Album That Changed Everything (Winter 2018)

April 20, 2019 in Interviews, Music, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

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

Writing to a brief for film & television

Peter Raeburn on writing to a brief for film and television

April 14, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018, Tips & Techniques

We asked the award-winning composer and producer how he approaches creating music for the media, alongside writing songs for himself…

Diary Of A Songwriter: Marsicans

Diary Of A Songwriter: Marsicans

April 9, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Returning from tour gives this Leeds band a chance to get back to songwriting, fuelled by cheese and bean toasties…

Mark Farris' writing tips

10 writing tips from Grammy Award winner Mike Farris

April 2, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018, Tips & Techniques

The Nashville rocker collected the Best Roots Gospel Album trophy in 2015. Here he reveals the secrets of his success…

Songs & Strings

Songs & Strings: Patrick Hamilton’s tips for arranging and orchestration

March 31, 2019 in Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018, Tips & Techniques

The producer, composer and arranger takes a break from the studio to offer some tips on writing and orchestrating strings…

How To Become An Artist Songwriter

How to become an artist songwriter

March 28, 2019 in Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018, Tips & Techniques

Nashville musician and songwriting coach Mark Cawley talks from first-hand experience about being both a solo artist and a writer-for-hire…

My Songwriting Hero, Marianne Faithfull

Rob Ellis: My Songwriting Hero, Marianne Faithfull

March 25, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Having worked with her for well over a decade, the renowned producer is well-positioned to assess the iconic songstress’ talents…

David Gray's Songwriting Survival Kit

David Gray’s Songwriting Survival Kit

March 17, 2019 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

As he releases a new album, the esteemed British singer-songwriter explains why he relies on both low- and high-tech accessories…

How I wrote 'At Seventeen' by Janis Ian

How I wrote ‘At Seventeen’ by Janis Ian

March 13, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

The American singer-songwriter recounts the inspiration and creation of her most widely recognised song, which she still sings at 67…

How I wrote 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl'

How I wrote ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ by Jet’s Nic Cester

March 11, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

The Australian singer-songwriter and frontman reveals how the single that launched the band’s stellar career was written on the toilet…

Discover: Britpop

Discover: Britpop

March 7, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

We choose to revel in the big-chorused glory of mid-90s British pop music, with some of the era’s defining players…

Ethan Johns

Interview: Ethan Johns

March 5, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Black Eyed Dog: The acclaimed producer shares priceless insights on “capturing human performances” and his own fluid approach to songwriting…

Ward Thomas

Interview: Ward Thomas

March 2, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

In our latest issue, record-breaking British country musicians Catherine and Lizzy discuss their musical growth on new album ‘Restless Minds’…

Kristian Bush

Interview: Sugarland’s Kristian Bush

February 28, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

One half of the American country music duo reveals how he has transformed himself into a songwriter of prolific capacity…

Rosanne Cash

Interview: Rosanne Cash

February 24, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

The preeminent lyricist and musician is back with a collection of songs enriched by her life experience and unique voice…

David Crosby in Songwriting Magazine

Interview: David Crosby

February 20, 2019 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

The founding member of both The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash reveals all about his new album and group…

Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018 out now

December 31, 2018 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2018

Our latest edition features David Crosby, Rosanne Cash, Kristian Bush, Ethan Johns, Ward Thomas, Janis Ian, David Gray and more…