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.

Gretchen Peters' Technique article in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019


Gretchen Peters on writing from your subconscious

Inspired by a Winnie-the-Pooh quote, the country singer-songwriter outlines eight ways to invite your subconscious mind into the writing room…

John Paul White. Photo: Alysse Gafkjen


Interview: John Paul White

The former Civil Wars man discusses his latest album, solo writing and the thread running through all of his work…

How I wrote 'Just The Way I'm Feeling' by Feeder's Grant Nicholas


How I wrote ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’ by Feeder’s Grant Nicholas

The Welsh guitar band’s frontman and chief songwriter reflects on the creation of one of his rock group’s best-loved songs…

Mylene Besancon


The importance of developing a standout brand in the music business

Promoted by Tunedly: The music production and publishing company’s co-founder offers some helpful tips for musicians to develop their brand…

Mike Rutherford


How I wrote ‘The Living Years’ by Mike + The Mechanics’ Mike Rutherford

The Mechanics main man and co-founding member of Genesis tells the tragic and compelling story behind the award-winning 80s ballad…

Temples' James Bagshaw


Interview: Temples’ James Bagshaw

The Kettering frontman delves into the group’s psychedelic third record and a desire to make music on their own terms…

Erland Cooper. Photo: Neil Thomson


Interview: Erland Cooper

We catch up with a Scottish songwriter and soundscaper who is capturing the essence of the Orkney Islands through music…

The Album That Changed Everything feature in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2019


The Album That Changed Everything (Summer 2019)

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



Song Deconstructed: ‘The Multiverse Moat’ by STANLÆY

Bristol-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist takes us on a journey to Iceland in order to reveal all about this new track…

How I Wrote 'It Must Have Been Love'


How I wrote ‘It Must Have Been Love’ by Roxette’s Per Gessle

The Swedish soft-rock duo’s lead singer reveals the ballad that graced the ‘Pretty Woman’ soundtrack was originally a Christmas song…

Kiefer Sutherland


Interview: Kiefer Sutherland

Jack of all trades: not content with just saving the world, the ’24’ star is now making great music…

Beg Friend


Song-by-Song: ‘Make Shift’ by Beg Friend

Songwriter Joe da Costa takes us inside his debut EP, complete with the otherworldly voice of an old family friend…

Laurent Bourque. Photo: Rebecca Chan


Song Deconstructed: ‘Lightning Mood’ by Laurent Bourque

The Canadian indie-pop singer-songwriter reveals the collaborative process behind his latest single that emerged on a trip to Paris…

Andrew Combs


Interview: Andrew Combs

We spoke with the Dallas-born country musician to learn about his new direction and co-writing with friends like Dylan LeBlanc…

Handbags And Gladrags by Mike d'Abo


How I wrote ‘Handbags And Gladrags’ by Mike d’Abo

The Manfreds man tells the story of his classic that’s been a hit for Chris Farlowe, Rod Stewart and Stereophonics…

Alexander Tucker by Dom Garwood


Five minutes with… Alexander Tucker

The experimental songwriter discusses how influences such as H.P Lovecraft’s science fiction writings helped to shape his most recent album…

Tim Holehouse


Diary Of A Songwriter: Tim Holehouse

Having spent the last 13 years on the road, we join the first week of the hard-working musician’s latest tour…

How I Wrote book 'If I Were A Boy'


How I wrote ‘If I Were A Boy’ for Beyoncé by BC Jean

How the global smash started life as a Californian girl’s break-up song, inspired by pizza and popcorn in Times Square…

Imogen Mahdavi


Song Deconstructed: ‘Rock The Boat’ by Imogen Mahdavi

The rising alt-pop singer-songwriter reveals what went into writing and recording her brand new track about rekindling a fragile relationship…

Ashley Monroe


Interview: Ashley Monroe

As a songwriter, solo artist and member of country supergroup Pistol Annies, the Southern songbird has found her sweet spot…


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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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