Songwriting Magazine – Spring 2015

The second edition of Songwriting Magazine includes in-depth interview features with Rumer, Peggy Seeger, Joanna Gruesome and topliner Emily Phillips

Songwriting Magazine Spring 2015

We’re back with another 64 pages, and the Spring 2015 edition is even better folks! We’ve got all your favourite segments from last time round and have filled them with a bunch of new and exciting songwriters, bringing you an app that you just won’t want to miss. We talk to the US and UK chart sensation Rumer and discover the truth behind her work with incomparable Burt Bacharach, and get an exclusive from Joanna Gruesome (and talk songwriting with the most exciting punk band around), as well as hearing from the truly legendary Peggy Seeger.

We also introduce American Idol finalist Paul McDonald, former wedding singer Aisling Peartree and indie-rock tyros Trust Fund. There’s lot more tips and techniques (10 of them just for the piano-playing songwriter), Eg White’s story of how he wrote Leave Right Now and Rob Birch telling us the back-story to Stereo MCs’ classic Connected. As well as this, there’s reviews galore, some insightful and unique songwriting recollections from Sodajerker, and Lisa Redford’s discourse on how to make the most of social media. And if this wasn’t enough, we’ve also given our look an upgrade, with issue two possessing a veneer that Bowie would kill for.




Interview: Rumer

Cover feature: Rumer has it. The singer-songwriter many compare to a latter-day Karen Carpenter reflects on her career to date……

Peggy Seeger


Interview: Peggy Seeger

Songwriting meets a truly inspirational artist who, at the age of 79, is itching to get back on the road…

Joanna Gruesome


Interview: Joanna Gruesome

The DIY spirit of punk is strong in these ones……

Emily Phillips


The Perks Of Being A Topliner: Emily Phillips

The co-writer of numerous pop hits for the likes of Rizzle Kicks, John Newman and Big Time Rush…

Rob Birch


How I wrote ‘Connected’ by Stereo MCs’ Rob Birch

The Stereo MCs main man explains how the band’s most famous song evolved over a period of many months…

Eg White


How I wrote Will Young’s ‘Leave Right Now’ by Eg White

Will Young’s 2003 No.1 may have saved his career, but could easily have ended up as Gareth Gates’ Christmas song…


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