Interviews


Songwriting interviews, inspirational stories, new artist showcases 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 experienced hired songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

Yoko Ono

16/10/2018

Five Minutes With… Yoko Ono

Peace activist, artist provocateur, Beatle wife… Songwriter? In our latest edition, we enjoy a quick chat with this iconic figure…

Boz Scaggs

15/10/2018

Interview: Boz Scaggs

The legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist talks about the challenges of collaborating, selecting tracks, and making a song your own…

Gabrielle

13/10/2018

Interview: Gabrielle

Returning with her first new album in over a decade, she’s ready to reclaim her place at pop’s top table…

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…

Macy Gray

10/10/2018

Interview: Macy Gray

The release of her new album ‘Ruby’ gives us a chance to explore the inner workings of this iconic artist…

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…

The Album That Changed Everything

25/09/2018

The Album That Changed Everything

A choice selection of our recent interviewees reveal the seminal albums that have inspired them the most over the years…

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…

Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Phillips

23/09/2018

Diary Of A Songwriter: Emily Phillips

The topliner plots a few busy weeks, taking in London and LA, and judging an Ivor Novello along the way…

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…

How I wrote 'JCB' by Nizlopi

16/09/2018

How I wrote ‘JCB’ by Nizlopi’s Luke Concannon

We learn all about the effortless birth of the quirky, million-selling No 1 single about Luke’s digger-driving dad ‘Bruce Lee’…

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…

How I wrote Whitney Houston's 'Run To You' in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

10/09/2018

How I wrote Whitney Houston’s ‘Run To You’ by Jud Friedman & Allan Rich

How one of the lucky few original songs to appear on ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack was inspired by a real break-up…

Travis' Fran Healy

09/09/2018

Interview: Travis’ Fran Healy

The Scottish group’s frontman and talismanic songwriter talks about telling the truth, being “the shittest” and making ‘The Man Who’…

Graham Nash in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

07/09/2018

Interview: Graham Nash

Having spent much of his life in two of the world’s biggest bands, he’s enjoying some time on his own…

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…

Janis Ian

03/09/2018

Interview: Janis Ian

Between the songs: the iconic NYC-born songwriter reflects on a five-album run which is up there with the very best…

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…

Chvrches in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

29/08/2018

Interview: Chvrches

Scotland’s synth-pop gods, Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty and Iain Cook, are on the cusp of becoming the UK’s biggest band…

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…

 


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2 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. I would love an interview with you guys. Please look at my recent interviews. Thank you.

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