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Interviews, inspiration, songwriting tips and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while our own team of experienced songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. To view an archive of all the previous Songwriting features visit our Songwriting Features section.

Bastian Baker

08/11/2018

Interview: Bastian Baker

The Swiss pro hockey player turned country singer-songwriter and coach on Belgium’s ‘The Voice’ talks about touring with Shania Twain…

Brickwork Lizards

31/10/2018

Interview: Brickwork Lizards

With influences stretching back to the Ottoman Empire, we just had to learn a little more about this Oxford group…

Nuela Charles

24/10/2018

Five minutes with… Nuela Charles

As she shares her new EP ‘Distant Danger’ we catch up with the alt-soul, Canadian star to discuss the record…

McGoozer's piano

18/10/2018

McGoozer’s Songwriting Survival Kit

When this Scottish songwriter can’t find inspiration in his books and gear, he seeks it out on the open road…

The Brummies

17/10/2018

Interview: The Brummies

We talk to Brummy singer-songwriter and musician Jacob Bryant about Birmingham and Nashville, and writing ‘Done’ with The Band Perry…

Gretta Ray

11/10/2018

Diary Of A Songwriter: Gretta Ray

The young, rising talent from Australia shares a personal account of her approach to songwriting, planned creativity and breakfast routine…

07/10/2018

Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018 out now

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

Ruston Kelly

03/10/2018

Five minutes with… Ruston Kelly

We briefly catch up with a country artist and renowned Nashville songwriter whose new album is his most honest yet…

J R Harbidge

24/09/2018

J R Harbidge’s songwriting tips

The rocker from the Black Country shares some techniques to help make your melodic ideas and song structures more palatable…

Emma King's guitars

22/09/2018

Emma King’s Songwriting Survival Kit

When it comes to her essential writing gear, this soulful artist from Hull has a secret weapon up her sleeves…

The Beatles

17/09/2018

The role of mischief in the Beatles’ songwriting

Author of ‘Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles’, David Rowley, highlights the Fab Four’s mischievousness…

Andy Brown

13/09/2018

Five minutes with… Lawson’s Andy Brown

The disbanded pop group’s frontman talks about going solo and the creation of his infectious blend of homegrown rock-infused country…

Satellite Stories

06/09/2018

Songs In The Key Of… Finland

Who better than Finland’s most-successful indie band Satellite Stories to introduce some of the musical highlights of their Nordic homeland…

Jilted John

31/08/2018

How I wrote ‘Jilted John’ by Graham Fellows

We hear about a punk song whose protagonist was so heartbroken he cried all the way to the chip shop…

Clare Bowen

27/08/2018

Interview: Clare Bowen

Having conquered ‘Nashville’, this Australian artist is stepping out from behind her onscreen character and releasing an eponymous debut album…

Nic Cester

20/08/2018

Interview: Jet’s Nic Cester

The Australian singer-songwriter and frontman talks about the rock band’s rise, fall and rebirth in 15 years since ‘Get Born’…

Charlie Worsham Songwriting Survival Kit

13/08/2018

Charlie Worsham’s Songwriting Survival Kit

One of the most gifted musicians in Nashville shares with us the essential elements needed when it comes to songwriting…

Graham Nash

04/08/2018

How I wrote ‘Marrakesh Express’ by Crosby, Stills & Nash

Graham Nash takes us on a journey to Morocco in order to explain the origins of a classic. All aboard!…

Maven Grace

24/07/2018

Songs In The Key Of… Beijing

Chinese-born Jason Magnus and his band Maven Grace take us through a playlist of Beijing’s most exciting and original artists…

Dave Rotheray

19/07/2018

David Rotheray’s 10 tips for songwriting after an extended break

The former Beautiful South guitarist offers some advice for any songwriters hoping to return to the craft after a break…

 


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