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…

Polar Music Prize - Sting & Wayne Shorter

Sting and Wayne Shorter chosen as 2017 Laureates

February 27, 2017 in News

The annual Polar Music Prize ceremony on 15 June in Stockholm will honour the iconic singer-songwriter and the renowned saxophonist…

Joe Perry

Joe Perry to receive Les Paul Award

October 27, 2016 in Events, News

Aerosmith’s principle songwriter and lead guitarist will be honoured at NAMM’s TEC Awards and is working on sixth solo album…

Bruce Springsteen 'Chapter And Verse' album cover

‘Chapter And Verse’ by Bruce Springsteen (Album)

September 30, 2016 in Music

The companion album to The Boss’ autobiography ‘Born To Run’ is worth it for the five previously unreleased tracks alone…


Tesco to sell vinyl from this weekend

December 5, 2015 in News

You can now add a vinyl copy of Nirvana’s Nevermind to your weekly shop when you visit the retail giants…

Blitzen Trapper 'All Across This Land' album cover

‘All Across This Land’ by Blitzen Trapper (Album)

September 30, 2015 in Music

A whole album of radio-friendly country rock is the last thing that you might expect from these former eclectic experimentalists…

Craig Finn 'Newmyer's Roof' single cover

‘Newmyer’s Roof’ by Craig Finn (Single)

July 14, 2015 in Music

Inspired by his friend’s roof, from where he watched 9/11 unfold, Craig Finn’s new single somehow manages to remain hopeful…

Bruce Springsteen ACV1

The Album Collection Vol 1, 1973-1984 by Bruce Springsteen (Boxset)

November 29, 2014 in Music

Bruce Springsteen’s first seven albums have been remastered and released as a boxed set, tracking his journey to rock’s summit…

The Whybirds

Interview: The Whybirds

November 26, 2013 in Features

A tale of four songwriters that became three, stuck together, and managed to create one of the year’s best albums…

The Whybirds - A Little Blood

A Little Blood by The Whybirds (Album)

November 13, 2013 in Music

The British guitar band’s fan-funded third album, drawing on the best of 70s rock from both sides of the Atlantic…