Corey Taylor

Interview: Corey Taylor

December 12, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

Our cover star was one of rock and metal’s shining stars – the head honcho of Slipknot and Stone Sour…

Opeth

Interview: Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt

December 9, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

God of extreme prog metal: not just one of the most highly acclaimed songwriters of his genre, a true legend…

Vagabon

Interview: Vagabon

December 7, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

Infinite songwriting wisdom: at the end of last year we highlighted the brilliant Laetitia ‘Vagabon’ Tamko as a breakthrough artist…

DIM & AUG chords

Don’t diminish the use of diminished & augmented chords

December 4, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017, Tips & Techniques

Songwriting coach James Linderman advises on the best use of these lesser-known chords, and how they can ‘augment’ your song…

When The Muse Goes Missing

What to do when the muse goes missing

December 2, 2018 in Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017, Tips & Techniques

Nashville songwriter and mentor Mark Cawley shares some tactics for reviving those elusive creative juices when you’ve lost the flow…

Ask The Experts - Paul Gray

Ask The Experts: Paul Gray of the MU

November 30, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017, Tips & Techniques

We put some frequently-asked questions on royalty splits and songwriters’ rights to The Damned bassist and Musicians’ Union regional officer…

How I wrote 'MMMBop' by Hanson

How I wrote ‘MMMBop’ by Hanson

November 27, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

Isaac Hanson, the eldest of the sibling trio, tells the story of his group’s chart-topping blockbuster with the super-catchy chorus…

Boogie Wonderland

How I wrote ‘Boogie Wonderland’ by Allee Willis

November 25, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

The disco classic from Earth, Wind & Fire might have sounded very different if it wasn’t for Allee Willis’ insistence…

Frank Turner's Songwriting Survival Kit

Frank Turner’s Songwriting Survival Kit

November 22, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Winter 2017

From his beloved Gibson acoustic to his Clive James books, these are things that the folk singer-songwriter can’t do without…