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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.

Christmas

10/12/2017

Christmas Classic Of The Week: Slade

With December now into double-digits, Christmas really is well on its way and here’s the first of our festive classics…
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SONGS executives by Taylor Jewell

09/12/2017

SONGS Music Publishing chooses Kobalt

Kobalt to acquire SONGS’ catalogue which includes some of the world’s biggest hits by many of music’s most successful songwriters…
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Grunge

08/12/2017

AIM Presents Indie-Con 2018

Association Of Independent Music announces ticket details for 2018’s Indie-Con event which returns to London’s Glaziers Hall on 8 February…
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Katie Melua

06/12/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (24 Nov-9 Dec 2017)

Here’s our latest weekly round-up of the Top 10 songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic, compiled by Royalty Exchange…
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RØDE AI-1

05/12/2017

RØDE produces first audio interface

The microphone brand has made its first foray into the making other music production hardware with the AI-1 studio kit…
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Thekla

04/12/2017

Bristol Venue Closure Update

Some of Bristol’s grass root music venues are facing closure due to the development of luxury housing, here’s an update…
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Fred-Durst

03/12/2017

Classic Of The Week: Limp Bizkit

As we embark on the final month of 2018, ask yourself, dear readers, what did you do it all for?…
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Florence Welch

02/12/2017

Florence Welch to release her first book

An imprint of Penguin Books is publishing ‘Useless Magic’, the Florence + the Machine singer-songwriter’s collection of lyrics and poetry…
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LANco

29/11/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (17 Nov-2 Dec 2017)

This week Sheeran’s on top again, LANco’s Brandon Lancaster returns with his ‘Greatest Love Story’ and even Lennon-McCartney get back…
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Eminem releases his new album this December

28/11/2017

Eminem’s new album coming in December

Dr Dre announces on Instagram that Slim Shady will be releasing his hotly-anticipated ninth studio album, ‘Revival’, on 15 December…
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Gibson Custom Mick Ralphs 1958 Les Paul Standard Replica

27/11/2017

Mick Ralphs’ Les Paul gets the replica treatment

Original guitar played by the Bad Company and Mott The Hoople songwriter is replicated in detail by Gibson’s Custom Shop…
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Female vocal group

25/11/2017

ACM launches new songwriting pathway

Contemporary music academy will offer songwriting at diploma level from both their Guildford campus and their recently opened Birmingham campus…
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Eloise Garland

24/11/2017

‘The Art Of Living: Listening Without Ears’ to air on BBC Radio 4

Musician presents documentary which will talk to deaf musicians about their emotional connection with art and how they create music…
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Independent Venue Week

23/11/2017

Independent Venue Week returns for fifth year

IVW, the seven-day celebration of small music venues around the UK, is back for another year involving over 160 locations…
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B.Slade

21/11/2017

Three-time Grammy nominated B.Slade wins an Emmy

The songwriter-producer wins TV award for his participation in the ’34th Annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert’…
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Taylor Swift

20/11/2017

UK & US Songwriting Charts (10-25 Nov 2017)

Find out who are top of the pop songwriters, based on the week’s UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100……
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Malcolm Young

18/11/2017

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies

Australian guitarist and songwriter passes away peacefully at home, at the age of 64, after a long battle with dementia…
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DIY Access Guide

17/11/2017

Improving deaf and disabled people’s access to music

DIY Access Guide shows people how they can make live music venues more accessible for disabled music fans and artists…
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Fleetwood_Mac

16/11/2017

Fleetwood Mac reissuing self-titled 1975 album

The legendary British-American rock group will reissue their tenth studio album next January, before embarking on their farewell world tour…
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Yamaha APX600 and CPX600

15/11/2017

Yamaha updates acoustic electric guitars

The APX600 and CPX600 models keep construction and electronics of their predecessors, but offer enhancements in looks, sound and playability…
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