songwriting books

Shelf help: 10 of the best books for songwriters

March 1, 2018 in Features, Gear

In celebration of World Book Day, we share our favourite songwriting reads and also include several titles that you’ve suggested…

Florence Welch

Florence Welch to release her first book

December 2, 2017 in News

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

Art Of Songwriting

Introducing a new kind of songwriting book

August 5, 2017 in News

The Song Foundry’s ‘The Art Of Songwriting’ by Ed Bell covers the creative and life skills songwriters need to succeed…

Dean Friedman

Dean Friedman writes The Songwriter’s Handbook

September 23, 2015 in News

The 70s hit songwriter completes a book evolved from seminars and workshops conducted across several years at venues like LIPA…

Patti Smith

Patti Smith announces memoir ‘M Train’

April 13, 2015 in News

Patti Smith has announced a new memoir called ‘M Train’, which will delve further into turning points in Smith’s life…

Mike Love

Mike Love penning his memoirs

November 26, 2014 in News

Beach Boy Mike Love is to release a book about his spiritual life and the insider history of the band…

Nashville Songwriter

Book review: ‘Nashville Songwriter’ by Jake Brown

October 23, 2014 in Gear

Jake Brown has written an insightful book looking at the methods of the 20 most influential songwriters in country music…

Isle Of Noises

Book review: ‘Isle Of Noises’ by Daniel Rachel

October 7, 2013 in Gear

This book sets out to do for British artists what ‘Songwriters On Songwriting’ did for their US counterparts – and…

Pyramid 'Music Theory, Songwriting and the Piano' book

Book review: Music Theory, Songwriting And The Piano

July 31, 2013 in Gear

A new producer-focused training textbook and accompanying DVD on workflow techniques needed for effectively creating, composing and recording music projects…