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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.

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…

Songwriting Summer 2018

06/07/2018

Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018 out now

Our latest edition features Chvrches, Graham Nash, Janis Ian, Travis, Ali Tamposi, Nizlopi, Roger Cook, Jamie Lawson and much more…

Nile Rodgers

04/07/2018

Nile Rodgers becomes chairman of the board

The legendary Chic co-founder becomes chair of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and announces first new album in 25 years…

Alice In Chains

29/06/2018

Alice In Chains return with new album

Seattle rockers return with their first album in five years and the lead single is already a social media success…

Sparks

23/06/2018

Sparks team up with Edgar Wright for documentary

The Mael brothers and British director Edgar Wright will collaborate on the documentary celebrating the career and music of Sparks…

17/06/2018

The new loop synth changing the game

Shopping for loops is dull. Arcade delivers playable instruments directly to the plugin. Music production is about to change forever…

Enhancia

09/06/2018

Enhancia impresses at music start-up contest

Record number of future tech companies battled it out at Midemlab 2018, attempting to win over judges and attract investment…

Flogging Molly

02/06/2018

Tickets go on sale for Fuelling The Fire

Line-up and details of this December’s 10-date punk rock showcase are announced, and Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 competition kicks off…

2018 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter Of The Year Ed Sheeran by Mark Allan

01/06/2018

Winners of The Ivors 2018 are celebrated

Last night saw BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, announce the winning songwriters of the 63rd Ivor Novello Awards…

Chicks With Hits

26/05/2018

Chicks With Hits celebrates 20th anniversary

Nashville’s all-female publishing collective reflects upon on two decades in the business, supporting over 150 of Music City’s hit songwriters…

Fender Jazzmaster 60th anniversary

21/05/2018

Fender celebrates 60 years of the Jazzmaster

The iconic guitar brand commemorates the anniversary with three new, limited edition models in 2018: the ’58, Triple and Classic…

The Joy Formidable

19/05/2018

The return of The Joy Formidable

The Welsh rockers play at Meltdown Festival next month and the band treat fans to a new song and video…

Elles

14/05/2018

Elles Bailey to play triumphant Bristol show

The effervescent blues and country songwriter returns to Bristol this May, after a hugely successful time in spent in Nashville…

Netta

12/05/2018

Israel wins the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision divides opinion like no other music show. As the old saying goes: you either love it or hate it…

Orange Amplification OMEC Teleport

11/05/2018

Orange Amplification invents the Teleport

Rather than the futuristic way to travel, it’s the vintage OMEC brand’s new audio interface for studio recording and gigging…

Priscilla Renea Hairston

09/05/2018

2018 USA Songwriting Competition deadline looms

The contest is still accepting entries from around the world, offering a top prize of cash and merch worth $50,000…

IK Multimedia UNO synth

05/05/2018

IK Multimedia unleashes first analog synth

The Italian mobile music production specialists work with boutique manufacturer Soundmachines to create the UNO, their first hardware synthesizer keyboard…

MC50

04/05/2018

MC5 announces UK leg of anniversary tour

Wayne Kramer brings his special show to the UK this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MC5’s classic album…

Ed Bell's The Song Foundry

30/04/2018

Skype songwriting coaching with Ed Bell

Take your skills to the next level, one-on-one, with the professional songwriter, educator and author of ‘The Art Of Songwriting’…

 


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