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.

Corey Taylor

12/12/2018

Interview: Corey Taylor

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

John J Presley

11/12/2018

Songs In The Key Of… Alternative Blues

Electric bluesman from Birmingham, John J Presley, shares a selection of alt-blues tracks and explains how they have influenced him…

Opeth

09/12/2018

Interview: Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt

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

Vagabon

07/12/2018

Interview: Vagabon

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

DeVotchKa. Pic: Jen Rosenstein

05/12/2018

Interview: DeVotchKa’s Nick Urata

The Colorado-based quartet’s frontman talks about making their cinematic indie music and scoring award-winning movies ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Paddington’…

Ask The Experts - Paul Gray

30/11/2018

Ask The Experts: Paul Gray of the MU

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

27/11/2018

How I wrote ‘MMMBop’ by Hanson

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

25/11/2018

How I wrote ‘Boogie Wonderland’ by Allee Willis

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

RuthAnne

23/11/2018

RuthAnne’s 10 tips on transitioning from songwriter to artist

This successful Irish songwriter is making her move for solo stardom. Here are her tips on how to change lane…

Shy Cookie

23/11/2018

Songs In The Key Of… UK Garage

DJ and producer Shy Cookie takes on a journey through a genre which dominated the charts of the late 90s…

Frank Turner's Songwriting Survival Kit

22/11/2018

Frank Turner’s Songwriting Survival Kit

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

Cass Lowe

21/11/2018

Interview: Cass Lowe

After working with everyone from Take That to Rudimental, the acclaimed songwriter-producer shares his insight into successful modern pop co-writing…

Laoise by Lucy Foster

16/11/2018

Diary Of A Songwriter: Laoise

A trip to London provides this Irish artist with a chance to write new music and record her latest video…

Introducing Cha:dy and Eoin Glackin

15/11/2018

Introducing… Eoin Glackin

This rising Irish alt-country singer and songwriter draws on Johnny Cash and Beck to explore the fleeting nature of life…

How I wrote Bristol

11/11/2018

How I wrote Bristol

Eight local songwriters, including Roger Cook and Beki Bondage, tell the stories behind some of our home city’s classic songs…

The Album That Changed Everything

09/11/2018

The Album That Changed Everything (Autumn 2018)

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

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…

Roo Panes

06/11/2018

Diary Of A Songwriter: Roo Panes

The Dorset singer-songwriter journals a week of writing, mixing and taking a trip to a farm in search of inspiration…

Roger Greenaway

04/11/2018

How I wrote ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing’ by Roger Greenaway

The acclaimed songwriter explains how the song ended up soundtracking a famous Coca-Cola TV ad and became a million-selling hit…

I Believe In A Thing Called Love

02/11/2018

How I wrote ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins

Inspired by his dad’s love of cars, The Darkness frontman hit the overdrive button to launch his rock band’s career…

 


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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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