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ALL ABOUT: Songwriting

On Tuesday 24th January, BASCA and the FAC assembled an incredible panel of esteemed songwriters at Tileyard Studios for the ‘ALL ABOUT: Songwriting‘ conversation, hosted by Katie Melua.

The panel consisted of Katie Melua, one of Britain’s most successful recording artists of the millennium; BASCA fellow Don Black, whose rich career has seen him writing songs for Tom Jones, Tony Bennett and Michael Jackson; Carla Marie Williams, founder of Girls I Rate and songwriter for artists such as Beyonce, Girls Aloud and Naughty Boy; William Orbit, two-time Ivor Novello winner who has experienced great success in songwriting and producing; and MNEK, a songwriter and performer in his own right, whose single ‘Never Forget You’ with Zara Larsson has been certified Platinum in the UK and triple-Platinum in Sweden.

Ivor Novello winner, Imogen Heap opened the event, stating that the “very fragile early beginnings” of a song is “what the whole industry is based upon”, setting the tone for an in-depth discussion into the importance of having a personal process; what makes a successful song; working to artists’ briefs; and the changes the songwriting industry has seen the past 40 years.

A full feature on this event, including all the panelists’ tips for songwriters, will be available soon.


To see a recent interview with Imogen Heap, click here.