Natalie Shay

Young Songwriter 2019 competition open for entries

February 10, 2019 in Competitions, News

Song Academy’s annual contest for 8-18-year-olds will be judging originality, lyrics, melody, composition, and potential to be a hit song…


Introducing… Starling

April 26, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We introduce a young artist that is using her brooding pop confessionals to document the many challenges of modern life…

Rebecca Ferguson

Interview: Rebecca Ferguson

February 28, 2017 in Features, Interviews

The X Factor runner-up who went on to co-write her record-breaking debut and another three albums, tells her songwriting story…

Tom Odell

Sodajerker presents… Tom Odell

January 29, 2017 in Features, Interviews

Our perennial songwriting podcasters meet their youngest guest yet, in the form of an Ivor Novello-winning, piano-fuelled songwriter from Chichester…

James Morrison

Interview: James Morrison

November 5, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Rugby’s gravel-voiced soul man talks about the merits of commercialism, collaboration, spontaneity and singing in hotel fire escapes When James…

Aidan Reid - Young Songwriter 2015

Young Songwriters of 2015 are revealed

June 11, 2015 in Events, News

Winners of Song Academy’s annual songwriting competition for 7-18 year olds are announced and will perform live at Westfield, London…

Songwriiting app issue 2

Songwriting issue 2: return of the app!

February 6, 2015 in News

Songwriting is proud to announce the news your mobile’s been waiting for: issue 2 of our app is out now!…

Eg White

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

February 1, 2015 in How I Wrote, Songwriting Magazine Spring 2015

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

Eg White

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

July 25, 2014 in Features, How I Wrote, Interviews

Will Young’s No 1 single may have saved his career, but could just as easily been Gareth Gates’ Christmas song…

Eg White

Sodajerker presents… Eg White

June 23, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The podcasting-songwriting duo speak with the “quintessential professional songwriter” whose list of collaborators include Adele, Tom Odell, Kylie and Duffy…