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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.

Records

12/10/2018

This weekend marks the first National Album Day

In its inaugural year, NAD is prompting music fans all over the UK to enjoy an album of their choice…

05/10/2018

Bucks launches BASCA funding initiative

The deal means Bucks Music Group will pay for all new signings to join the British music creators trade association…

28/09/2018

Beyoncé tops ‘Power List 2018’

Taylor Swift came second in the BBC’s Woman’s Hour annual list, with Adele and Sia also making the top 20…

Semisonic 'Feeling Strangely Fine' album cover

15/09/2018

Semisonic celebrates 20th anniversary

The Dan Wilson-fronted Minnesota band are set to release a deluxe reissue of their breakthrough 1998 album ‘Feeling Strangely Fine’…

Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

08/09/2018

The ISC 2018 deadline is approaching

International Songwriting Competition is open for entries, offering a chance to win a share of $150,000 in cash and prizes…

02/09/2018

Statement Festival 2018 launches

World’s first major festival exclusively for women, non-binary and transgender persons took place this week in the city of Gothenburg…

25/08/2018

Metallica and While She Sleeps among Heavy Music Awards winners

HMA is in its infancy, but they’ve taken big strides to recognise artists and charities that celebrate heavy music subcultures…

Thomas Rhett

17/08/2018

2018’s Nashville Songwriter Awards line-up additions revealed

Announcement of additional artists being added to the bill likely to draw criticism due to the lack of female performers…

11/08/2018

One week left to apply for Anna Meredith residency

Generator’s Tipping Point: WeCreate and Brighter Sounds have teamed up with composer Anna Meredith to create a unique residency opportunity…

02/08/2018

CMA Songwriters Series returns for second UK tour

The annual country music tour brings a mixture of established songwriters and ‘rising stars’ to five UK venues this autumn…

27/07/2018

2018 Mercury Prize finalists announced

Lily Allen, Everything Everything and Wolf Alice are among this year’s award nominees, joined by debutants Novelist and Jorga Smith…

21/07/2018

Three products to get the creative juices flowing

Here are a few products that can help improve your songwriting skills, aid the creative process and keep costs low…

Frank Skinner and David Baddiel

13/07/2018

It’s ‘coming home’ for Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds

While the national team inspired a nation, ‘Three Lions’ gets 6.8m audio streams, 5.2m video streams and another No 1…

Bob Marley

07/07/2018

The sun is shining for Bob Marley And The Wailers anniversary

The band’s classic album ‘Kaya’ gets a 40th birthday makeover, but the message of love and peace remains the same…

Songwriting Summer 2018

06/07/2018

Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018 out now

Our latest edition features Chvrches, Graham Nash, Janis Ian, Travis, Ali Tamposi, Nizlopi, Roger Cook, Jamie Lawson and much more…

Nile Rodgers

04/07/2018

Nile Rodgers becomes chairman of the board

The legendary Chic co-founder becomes chair of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and announces first new album in 25 years…

Alice In Chains

29/06/2018

Alice In Chains return with new album

Seattle rockers return with their first album in five years and the lead single is already a social media success…

Sparks

23/06/2018

Sparks team up with Edgar Wright for documentary

The Mael brothers and British director Edgar Wright will collaborate on the documentary celebrating the career and music of Sparks…

17/06/2018

The new loop synth changing the game

Shopping for loops is dull. Arcade delivers playable instruments directly to the plugin. Music production is about to change forever…

Enhancia

09/06/2018

Enhancia impresses at music start-up contest

Record number of future tech companies battled it out at Midemlab 2018, attempting to win over judges and attract investment…

 


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