Our latest edition features Macy Gray, Yoko Ono, Gabrielle, Boz Scaggs, Courtney Marie Andrews, Lamont Dozier, The Darkness and more
Songwriting is proud to announce the publication of the Autumn 2018 edition with iconic American R&B and soul singer-songwriter Macy Gray 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 Macy, we spend five minutes with peace activist, artist provocateur and Beatle wife Yoko Ono, chat with London soul singer Gabrielle, meet legendary American singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs, and speak to award-winning Arizonan singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews.
Other features include How I Wrote I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness‘ Justin Hawkins and How I Wrote I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by Roger Greenaway, plus Maxïmo Park’s Paul Smith shows us his #SongwritingSurvivalKit, Roo Panes shares his Diary Of A Songwriter, and eight local songwriters tell the stories behind some of our home city’s classic songs, in How I Wrote: Bristol. We also introduce new acts Eoin Glackin and Ch:dy, and some of our past interviewees reveal The Album That Changed Everything.
In our Technique section, Lamont Dozier of Motown hit-making team Holland-Dozier-Holland explains what makes the ideal writing session, Lisa Redford gives us 10 Vocal Warm Up Exercises, and Steve Kopandy shares Five Tips For Effective Writing In Character.