songwriting

Interview: Jon Boden

Jon Boden on the making of his new concept album Afterglow, the passing of his band Bellowhead and why folk could be in danger of becoming gentrified…

How to write a hit song

From using the ABBA formula to recording demos, songwriting expert Paul Whalley shares his top tips on how to craft that perfect tune...

I Wrote That: Bros – When Will I be Famous

Nicky Graham is the award-winning songwriter, musician and producer behind multi-platinum-selling eighties pop trio Bros. Here, he tells us the story behind their track When Will I Be Famous...

Interview: Becky Hill

Cutting edge pop proposition Becky Hill on her trip from TV talent show to major label top table...

Anatomy of a pop song

We sit down with some of pop’s leading musicologists to figure out what makes a hit record in 2017.

Interview: Raphaella

'It feels like nothing’s too weird for UK pop right now': writer/producer/performer Raphaella gives us her take on the 21st century studio dynamic...