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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.

Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue

20/02/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Money’ by Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue

We’re bringing you a funky track that bobs and throbs. It’ll have you tapping your toes long after it’s finished…
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Swervedriver

18/02/2018

Classic Of The Week: Swervedriver

If, like us, you adore shoegaze then this week’s classic is going to be a real treat for your ears…
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Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

17/02/2018

Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

It seems some songwriters have forgotten their craft. But will this app improve your skills? The evidence might surprise you…
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Eileen Quigley

15/02/2018

Revealing the winner of our Christmas Gift Guide competition

The lucky person who received all 10 products in our festive kit list was a very grateful, Scottish, budding singer-songwriter…
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No Ice

13/02/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘We Get High Together’ by NO ICE

Today we bring you a song by a delightful power-pop group. We’re sure that you’re going to absolutely love it…
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Aye Nako

11/02/2018

Classic Of The Week: Aye Nako

If you’re a fan of 90s inspired punk then we’re certain you’ll love today’s classic as much as we do…
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Spotify

10/02/2018

Latest Spotify feature gives creators credit

The new feature allows users of the platform to view songwriter and producer credits, giving music the transparency it deserves…
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Trevor Hall

06/02/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Arrows’ by Trevor Hall

Today’s exclusive song comes from a songwriter raised on an island in South Carolina, who blends roots and folk music…
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Stella Donnelly

04/02/2018

Classic Of The Week: Stella Donnelly

Today we bring you a gut-wrenching track which has earned its classic status despite it only being released in 2017…
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales

04/02/2018

Cardiff’s Festival Of Voice returns for 2018

The Welsh capital’s international biennial arts festival announces headliners, including Patti Smith, Gruff Rhys, Billy Bragg, Nadine Shah and Passenger…
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Americana Awards

03/02/2018

The UK Americana Awards 2018 results

Robert Plant scoops two prizes amongst a mix of worthy winners, proving 2017 was another strong year for the scene…
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Deidre & the Dark

30/01/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Come On’ by Deidre & the Dark

Today we’re delighted to bring you a track by a splendid artist whose name belies a much sunnier musical style…
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Elton John

29/01/2018

Elton John to give up touring

Elton John announces details of his final tour, but the party’s not, as he plans on going out in style…
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Fugees

28/01/2018

Classic Of The Week: Fugees

Happy Sunday, dear readers. We’re back with another sublime classic for you and it’s one we’re pretty sure you’ll adore…
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Mark E. Smith

25/01/2018

The Fall’s founder and lead singer Mark E. Smith dies

The Manchester post-punk band’s eccentric frontman has died at the age of 60, after suffering from ill health throughout 2017…
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Irving Berlin

24/01/2018

New website honours legacy of Irving Berlin

First dedicated digital resource for the acclaimed composer and lyricist celebrates his life and work in his 130th anniversary year…
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Our latest exclusive comes courtesy of the daughter of two-time Latin Grammy-winner Ilan Chester; she’s the brilliant Venezuelan songwriter, Dhanya

23/01/2018

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Another Lifetime’ by Dhanya

Our latest exclusive comes courtesy of the daughter of two-time Latin Grammy-winner Ilan Chester; she’s the brilliant Venezuelan songwriter, Dhanya…
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Jawbreaker

21/01/2018

Classic Of The Week: Jawbreaker

Today’s classic is a gem from one of emo’s guiding lights. We hope you enjoy it as much as us…
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A new report has identified the importance of lyrics to consumers streaming music in parts of Europe and North America

20/01/2018

Research shows role of lyrics in streaming

A new report has identified the importance of lyrics to consumers streaming music in parts of Europe and North America…
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Ed Sheeran

19/01/2018

UK & US Songwriting Charts (5-13 Jan 2018)

Compiled with Royalty Exchange, based on the Hot 100 and Singles Chart, we list the top of the pop songwriters…
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