How Spotify are bringing attention to the people behind the music as well as the artists

With the digital equivalent of liner notes and artist pages just for songwriters, Spotify’s Head of Songwriter and Publishing Relations talks spotlighting the creatives behind the music. It’s easy to look at an artist, the…

Best free apps for songwriters

Whether it’s just a simple hook that comes from nowhere or you want to write out an entire project, these apps should help any aspiring songwriters stay creative on the go. We’ve previously given out…

New comedy series on Quibi ‘Royalties’ follows the story of two songwriters

Starring Darren Criss and Kether Donohue, Royalties is a new comedy show coming to short-video-streaming mobile app Quibi June 1st. Written, produced and starring Emmy-winning artist and Glee actor Darren Criss playing Pierce, alongside You’re the Worst…

A new record label has launched to help fund young songwriters through COVID-19

We’re thrilled to be part of a new initiative and brand new label helping young musicians in Cornwall to make and release music. The new Kevrenna Records is a new, online label that has launched…

YouTube Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM and Tidal donate to the Recording Academy’s COVID-19 fund to help music professionals

MusiCares Foundation, the non-profit charity from The Recording Academy, has received “millions” of dollars from music services to help artists and other music professionals affected by COVID-19. The fund provides up to $1000 each to…

Advice and guidance for UK musicians during the Coronavirus pandemic

This is going to be a very difficult period for a great many people, especially those who rely on performing and the gig industry for their income. There are lots of performers, artists, songwriters and…

Up to $43m emergency fund for songwriters launched by GEMA in Germany

Performing rights organisation GEMA have launched an emergency aid fund for songwriters left in the dark by Coronavirus. As performers, musicians and songwriters around the world face potential months out of pocket it is up…

Spotify now credits Songwriters with their very own page

Spotify have launched a brand new page for songwriters where all their music contributions can be found. Spotify have launched a new page to bring together all the listed work of the sometimes under represented…

Pandora adds full song credits

The people that make music matter and to ensure no one is left without recognition Pandora have added full song credits on web and their desktop app. Sometimes it can be easy to be left…

One simple trick to understand Chord Music Theory

Playing music and understanding the science behind what you play are 2 different ball parks. Whilst theory isn’t essential to play, even the basics will expand your playing by miles. Music theory is a big…