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The latest goings-on in the world of songwriting and music

Here’s a round-up of the latest songwriting news stories from the past month. To view an archive of all the previous articles visit our Songwriting News Archive.

Ultimate Seminar

14/11/2018

Free ‘Ultimate Seminar’ in London

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

Violet Skies

10/11/2018

How songwriters can receive £10,000 to boost their careers

Writer Producer Fund gives financial support to songwriters and composers. Here are the latest writer-producers who will receive career-changing funding…

Mudhoney

03/11/2018

Sub Pop revives mail order Singles Club

A decade on from the last instalment of the subscription service, the fourth edition will start shipping in April 2019…

David Gray. Pic: Derrick Santini

01/11/2018

David Gray confirms new album and tour

‘Gold In A Brass Age’ will be the singer-songwriter’s first LP in four years, with the release set for March…

27/10/2018

Famous ‘Dreyfus Jazz’ collection reissued

The collection was originally put together by legendary French record producer Francis Dreyfus and is being reissued by Sony BMG…

Doc'n Roll Festival

20/10/2018

An introduction to the Doc‘n Roll Festival 2018

Music and film combine to shine a torch on creativity and diversity over 18 days of short movies and documentaries…

Records

12/10/2018

This weekend marks the first National Album Day

In its inaugural year, NAD is prompting music fans all over the UK to enjoy an album of their choice…

05/10/2018

Bucks launches BASCA funding initiative

The deal means Bucks Music Group will pay for all new signings to join the British music creators trade association…

28/09/2018

Beyoncé tops ‘Power List 2018’

Taylor Swift came second in the BBC’s Woman’s Hour annual list, with Adele and Sia also making the top 20…

Semisonic 'Feeling Strangely Fine' album cover

15/09/2018

Semisonic celebrates 20th anniversary

The Dan Wilson-fronted Minnesota band are set to release a deluxe reissue of their breakthrough 1998 album ‘Feeling Strangely Fine’…

Vance Joy – ISC 2014 winner

08/09/2018

The ISC 2018 deadline is approaching

International Songwriting Competition is open for entries, offering a chance to win a share of $150,000 in cash and prizes…

02/09/2018

Statement Festival 2018 launches

World’s first major festival exclusively for women, non-binary and transgender persons took place this week in the city of Gothenburg…

25/08/2018

Metallica and While She Sleeps among Heavy Music Awards winners

HMA is in its infancy, but they’ve taken big strides to recognise artists and charities that celebrate heavy music subcultures…

Thomas Rhett

17/08/2018

2018’s Nashville Songwriter Awards line-up additions revealed

Announcement of additional artists being added to the bill likely to draw criticism due to the lack of female performers…

11/08/2018

One week left to apply for Anna Meredith residency

Generator’s Tipping Point: WeCreate and Brighter Sounds have teamed up with composer Anna Meredith to create a unique residency opportunity…

02/08/2018

CMA Songwriters Series returns for second UK tour

The annual country music tour brings a mixture of established songwriters and ‘rising stars’ to five UK venues this autumn…

27/07/2018

2018 Mercury Prize finalists announced

Lily Allen, Everything Everything and Wolf Alice are among this year’s award nominees, joined by debutants Novelist and Jorga Smith…

21/07/2018

Three products to get the creative juices flowing

Here are a few products that can help improve your songwriting skills, aid the creative process and keep costs low…

Frank Skinner and David Baddiel

13/07/2018

It’s ‘coming home’ for Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds

While the national team inspired a nation, ‘Three Lions’ gets 6.8m audio streams, 5.2m video streams and another No 1…

Bob Marley

07/07/2018

The sun is shining for Bob Marley And The Wailers anniversary

The band’s classic album ‘Kaya’ gets a 40th birthday makeover, but the message of love and peace remains the same…

 


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