Songwriting Magazine Spring 2018 out now

Songwriting Spring 2018
Songwriting Spring 2018

Spring 2018: the 14th edition of the UK’s only publication dedicated to the art and craft of songwriting

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

Songwriting is proud to announce the publication of the Spring 2018 edition with Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett (better known as E) on the cover. The digital magazine, aimed at songwriters and at fans of song-led music, provides another selection of interview features with big name artists and rising stars, songwriting tips and techniques, along with the latest news and reviews of new music and gear.

As well as getting to know E, we meet Jethro Tull’s prog rock pioneer Ian Anderson, speak to Joey Burns and John Convertino of Tucson-based Americana band Calexico, and chat with producer, songwriter and musician extraordinaire Jonathan Wilson.

Other features include How I Wrote She’s So Lovely by Scouting For Girls‘ Roy Stride and How I Wrote What A Beautiful Day by The Levellers‘ Mark Chadwick, plus Greta Kline aka Frankie Cosmos shows us her #SongwritingSurvivalKit, George Montague shares his Diary Of A Songwriter and we explore the scene, songwriters, albums and equipment that helped create the sound of shoegaze. We also introduce new acts Forth Wanderers and Kashena Sampson.

In our Technique section, session guitarist Jake Gakovik outlines the Principles Of Modern Songwriting, author of The Art Of Songwriting Ed Bell explains How To Come Up With 100 Song Ideas, and Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen reveals How To Find Your Truth In Other People’s Songs.

This packed edition along with more than 30 issues of Songwriting Magazine are available to subscribers at

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