The latest goings-on in the world of songwriting and music

Here’s a round-up of the latest songwriting news stories from the past month. To view an archive of all the previous articles visit our Songwriting News Archive.

Today's exclusive is from the smooth, Vinegar Mother


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Moon Tomb’ by Vinegar Mother

Today’s exclusive song comes from a soul-rock quintet whose singer has a sublimely smooth vocal. You’re going to love them…



Classic Of The Week: Shallow

This week’s classic is a shoegaze masterpiece from the most underrated band of all-time. Songwriting Magazine hope you enjoy it…



Chumbawamba film close to completion

‘Tubthumping’ was one of the hits of the 90s, but what was it like to be part of the band?…



EXCLUSIVE! ‘Heavy Dog’ by Foxanne

Today we bring you a truly lovely song by an ‘independent post-pop’ trio who channel St. Vincent and Devendra Banheart…

You feel the heat as death comes ripping


Classic Of The Week: Misfits

35 years on, this sublime classic shows that the inventors of horror-punk are so much more than a gory novelty…

Arctic Monkeys


Comebacks: The Good, The Bad And The U.G.L.Y

The world is weeks away from the return of Arctic Monkeys, while a pop duo also makes a shock comeback…


The Importance Of The Physical In The Digital Age

We invited the crowdfunding platform Qrates to explain how they are helping to power the future of music on vinyl…



EXCLUSIVE! ‘Planetary’ by Stimmerman

She’s contributed to some of the best indie-rock to come out of New York and now she’s here for you…


Must-hear albums of April 2018

Easter marks the end of the first quarter of 2018, but can April do better music-wise? Of course, it can…

Songwriting Spring 2018


Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018 out now

Latest issue features Eels’ Mark Oliver Everett, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Calexico, Jonathan Wilson, Levellers, Scouting For Girls and more…



Kendrick Lamar biography is coming

Biography of the Grammy Award winning rapper to be penned by Bandcamp Senior Editor, and Pitchfork writer, Marcus J. Moore…

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EXCLUSIVE! 4th annual gala video by One Found Sound

It’s a first for you today, dear readers: a live video from an absolutely wonderful, collaborative, conductorless, chamber orchestra. Enjoy!…

Home Venue Manchester


Manchester Folk Festival Returns For Round Two

If you missed last year’s festival then never mind, because 2018’s event promises to be bigger, better and more diverse…

Zakiya Harris


EXCLUSIVE! ‘After Darkness’ by The Sh8peshifter

Today we bring you an exclusive track that hums, purrs, and demands we recognise that out of darkness, comes light…



Classic Of The Week: Stereophonics

We simply cannot believe that it’s been 21 years since this absolute belter was released. We hope you enjoy it…


The NME: A Potted History

It’s a sad time as fans crowd the graveside of the UK’s most historical music magazine. Here’s a brief history…

4a Stables


EXCLUSIVE! ‘My Man Jerry Back’ by 4a Stables

Our first exclusive of spring is an ambient, cinematic, and intergalactic song that’ll provide the perfect soundtrack to your day…



Imogen Heap among winners at MPG Awards

The multi-talented, innovative artist picked up an award for her inspiring work at a ceremony celebrating the industry’s best producers…

Today's Songwriting Magazine exclusive is from the wonderful, aBIRD


EXCLUSIVE! ‘A Cool Island Song’ by aBIRD

We’re bringing you a track by an artist who counts some of the finest electronic acts ever among his inspirations…

Dua Lipa


Tabloids miss the point at Brit Awards 2018

The 2018 Brit Awards was eventful and inspiring for many reasons, but some media outlets’ coverage causes outrage among fans…


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