How I wrote 'Labour Of Love' by Hue & Cry

How I wrote ‘Labour Of Love’ by Hue & Cry’s Greg and Pat Kane

June 13, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews

From a Latin disco drumbeat to a politically charged lyric, here’s the story behind the 80s pop duo’s biggest hit…

Ultimate Seminar

Free ‘Ultimate Seminar’ in London

November 14, 2018 in Events, News

Music conference takes place at Westminster university on 24 November, with talks and discussions involving leading songwriters, managers and execs…

Warner grows roster of songwriters

August 18, 2017 in News

The world-famous publisher signs another big name to its impressive list of songwriters, as they dominate the UK music scene…

The Wolfhounds

Interview: The Wolfhounds

October 22, 2016 in Features, Interviews

As the 80s indie heroes return with their first ‘proper’ studio album in 26 years, Songwriting meets frontman Dave Callahan…

David Stark - Songlink

David Stark: Pitching your songs effectively

September 26, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The founder of long-running songwriters’ tip-sheet SongLink demystifies the process of pitching songs to A&Rs and imparts some invaluable advice…

Julian Emery

Interview: Julian Emery

December 5, 2013 in Features, Interviews

This behind the scenes songwriter helped launch Matt Willis from Busted’s solo career, co-wrote McFly’s hits and contributed to Gabrielle…

Tina Shafer

Interview: Tina Shafer

November 4, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Celine Dion’s songwriter, Avril Lavigne’s vocal coach, organiser of NYC Songwriters’ Circle for 23 years… Tina Shafer’s a busy woman!…

Michael Kiwanuka in the studio

Speaks Louder Than Words: Michael Kiwanuka

July 13, 2013 in Features, Interviews

BBC’s Sound Of 2012 winner shares his thoughts on music, how he crafts songs and his debut album ‘Home Again’…