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.

Endlesss creator Tim Exile is looking to revolutionise music-making. Pic: Flickr


Music startup Endlesss takes investment to next stage

Award winning app receives more funding in its bid to develop the next generation music-creation workflow for songwriters and producers…



International Songwriting Competition judges announced

ISC reveals its 2019 judging panel and, as usual, it includes some of music’s most talented artists and industry executives…

Iron Maiden


Iron Maiden release more reissues

Parlophone Records have announced they will be reissuing special editions of the English heavy metal band’s 1992-2000 back catalogue…

Katie Kittermaster


UK Songwriting Contest 2019 opens for entries

Songwriters worldwide can enter the competition to have the chance of winning writing sessions with Stuart Epps and Mark Cawley…



Relax: New survey settles music’s best year debate

1984 voted as the best year for music according to an independent study carried out by a British radio station…

Carrie Underwood


Carrie Underwood breaks record at CMT Music Awards

There was plenty to celebrate at this year’s Country Music Television Awards with record-breaking artists and audiences drawing high praise…

SongFest 2019


Discounted tickets for SongFest 2019 in Wareham and Crewe

Songwriting Magazine is proud to be sponsoring ‘a micro-music-festival that celebrates really good songs and the folks who write them’…


HMV announces Vinyl Week details

As HMV prepares to celebrate Vinyl Week, the company’s focus towards the platform is positively affecting profit margins in 2019…

Richard Ashcroft


Ivor Novello Awards 2019: Richard Ashcroft settles dispute and winners in full

Bitter Sweet Symphony song royalties will be paid to The Verve’s frontman as long battle finally comes to an end…

Black Deer Festival and Orange Amps competition


Orange Amps and Black Deer Festival competition

There’s still time to enter for the chance to win a £1,000 guitar amplifier and play at the Kent-based festival…

Isaac Hayes


Reissues to celebrate 50 years of Stax and Black Music Month

Craft Recordings’ campaign to honour Memphis soul music will include three Record Store Day exclusives, vinyl releases and digital reissues.…

Emeli Sandé


Songwriters see a rise in royalty payments

Songwriters and composers are making more money from their music as the PRS starts collecting royalties from social media platforms…

Jorja Smith


The nominees for the Ivor Novello Awards 2019 are…

The annual songwriting awards are one of the most coveted and prestigious prizes in the British and Irish music industry…


A new songwriting festival is coming to Shetland

A new educational songwriting event will debut on the Scottish island with the aim of attracting the best UK songwriters…


Madonna announces details of her new album

After much speculation and rumour, Madonna confirms the details of her latest album Madame X to be released in June…


Scratching the surface of Record Store Day 2019

Here is a brief guide of special releases and celebratory performances taking place up and down the country this weekend…


Midem 2019 announces competition finalists

Finalists for the Artist Accelerator competition are revealed after a record number of submissions including entries from 24 new countries…


Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly being brought back to life

The late rock ‘n’ roll icons will tour the UK as holograms – the experience being described as “truly special”…

Adam Ant


Adam Ant announces US and UK mega tour

Pop icon will perform his debut solo album in its entirety during a huge tour across the US and UK…


Long-standing USA songwriting contest opens for 2019

Songwriters can now submit their entries for the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition for a chance to further their careers…


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