songwriting

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Will You Help Carly Rae Jepsen Write Her Next Song?

Carly Rae Jepsen is taking fans into her songwriting world for her latest project.

03/29/2013

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Interview: The Songwriting Confessions of Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé has made her mark as an artist, becoming the top selling musician in the UK for all of 2012, but she started her career in the same way that luminaries like Carole King did: as a songwriter. She’s the pen behind “Half of Me,” the dramatic exploration of public versus personal personas on Rihanna’s Unapologetic. She’s also a co-songwriter on a group of tracks on Alicia Keys’ latest, Girl on Fire, including the kiss-off/self-affirming single “Brand New Me.”

03/01/2013

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Ke$ha Forced To Sing “Die Young”?

The singer took to Twitter with the shocking claim that she was “forced” to sing the now controversial lyrics.

12/19/2012

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Avril Lavigne Dishes On Songwriting With Fiancé Chad Kroeger

Avril spills exclusive details of writing and recording with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. Perhaps this partnership was also a source of inspiration — the singer has completed enough material for a new album.

08/22/2012

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Ellie Goulding Confirms “Lights” Is About Her Fear Of The Dark

Her fear of the dark, linked to insomnia, may be what gets creative types like Goulding out of their beds and into writing, even in the wee hours of the morning.

07/25/2012

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Gym Class Heroes Talk Collaborating With Adam Levine And Ryan Tedder

Singer Travie McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley talked to CBS Local about working with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine on “Stereo Hearts” as well as their recent collab with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.

06/26/2012

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Ed Sheeran On How A Homeless Woman Inspired His Single

British singer songwriter Ed Sheeran’s debut album, + (that’s pronounced PLUS), hit U.S. record stores today, with his single “The A Team” leading it off. He may not yet be a household name here but […]

06/12/2012

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Florence + The Machine Talk Songwriting, Hip Hop And Covers

Florence Welch from Florence + The Machine sat down with KROQ/Los Angeles during this weekend’s Coachella festival to talk hip-hop, MTV Unplugged, and how she got her songwriting start.

04/16/2012