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by Aaron Slater & Duncan Haskell, founders of Songwriting Magazine

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On reaching our goal, we'll be able to realise a dream we’ve had since launching our website back in 2012: a print edition of Songwriting Magazine will be born!
“One of the best UK music magazines out there. Such a diverse range of musicians included online and in each (always packed) issue, with a real insight into the creative process that you won't find elsewhere.” — Hannah Gould
“The magazine is always full of interesting reads about the creators of songwriting magic; inspires me to keep on writing.” — Sean Carton

 

Dear songwriter,

We’re determined to continue supporting songwriters everywhere and are dedicated to helping you on your songwriting journey – no matter what step you’re on. In order to do so, and to survive these challenging times for publishers and content providers, we've launched our very own subscription service.

It’s now over a decade since we launched our website and digital magazine, and the only reason we’re still here is because of you, our readers and community. That is why we have put so much thought into how we can offer you genuine value for money.

Together, with your help, we’ll be able to provide even more of the content you already love plus a whole lot more. Each of the three plans offers exclusive benefits, and this is only the start.

All that’s left is for us to thank you for getting us to this point, we can’t wait to see you in our new Songwriting universe!

Aaron & Duncan, founders of Songwriting Magazine

   

“A fantastic magazine for the budding or professional songwriter and performer. Love it's geared to the industry by passionate writers... I look forward to every edition.”
“We love the content on Songwriting Magazine, excellent articles on songwriting tips and more. We also enjoy reading the interviews of various songwriters, we find it very inspiring!” — Karen Randle, USA Songwriting Competition  

 

Membership benefits

QUARTERLY DIGITAL MAGAZINE (Opens in a new window)

Packed with interviews with songwriting giants, plus tips and technique features, we provide you with the inspiration and information you’ll need to improve your own songwriting.

SONGWRITING PODCAST The exclusive members-only Songwriting Magazine Podcast (Opens in a new window) is here. These regular episodes will include masterclasses with established songwriters and the chance to put your queries to our help desk. We’ll also be setting listeners challenges and showcasing your songs, so get submitting.

UNRESTRICTED WEB CONTENT As well as the posts you’ll be able to enjoy on our new Steady homepage, we’ll also be posting some member-only content on the Songwriting Magazine website (Opens in a new window). All our subscribers will be able to peek behind the paywall.

 

“The site is consistently brilliant, and covers such a wide range. One day I hope to be featured too!” — Jonny Brick 

 

EXCLUSIVE OFFERS & COMPETITIONS So far we’ve lined up discounts with MusicGurus (Opens in a new window), for their incredible online music courses, and Pro7ect (Opens in a new window), hosting retreats and masterclasses at the famous Rockfield Studios in Wales. There’s much more to come and serious savings to be had. BACK ISSUES [Gold & Platinum members only] Unlimited access to all of our back issues (Opens in a new window) – so whether it’s Dolly Parton, Cat Stevens, James Taylor or Diane Warren, you can dip into advice from some of the very best songwriters of all time and plunder almost a decade’s worth of writing help.  

“A great read for both songwriters and music fans in general... There was lots to read and it all felt helpful and instructive for anyone wanting to write songs or interested in the process.”

 

SONGWRITING MAGAZINE IN PRINT [Platinum members only] When we reach our goal, we will be able to realise a dream that we’ve had since we launched our website back in 2012. That’s right, a print edition of our magazine will be born and will be with you every quarter.

 

Songwriting is pretty much the only mag I subscribe to, others I buy as and when.”

 

SONGWRITER SHOWCASE PAGE [Platinum members only] We want to showcase your songwriting and have created a new member profile section (Opens in a new window) on our website to do just that. As well as a short interview, there’ll be the chance to share your music and links to your own social pages/website etc.

SONG FEEDBACK [Platinum members only] Our top-tier subscribers will also be able to submit their own songs for feedback from the Songwriting Magazine editorial team, industry experts and professional songwriters.

HOW I WROTE PAPERBACK BOOK [Platinum members only] The first 100 Platinum plan subscribers will receive a physical copy of our How I Wrote book delivered to your door. Telling the story of over 40 much-loved hits from the 60s to the present day, as revealed by the songwriters themselves, it’s a chance to learn more about how your favourite songs were written and pick up some tips along the way.  

“A must for all those interested in song writing. [How I Wrote is] a fresh and innovative approach to recording the song writing journey. Loved it!!!” — LynnGuk
“[How I Wrote] is a wonderful little book, full of fascinating nuggets of songwriting and music trivia. It's the kind of book you can turn to at random and be surprised at each turn... It would be a great gift or stocking filler for any discerning music fan.” — Kyan